Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Mecklenburg County produces 99.99% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, resulting in a ranking of 20th in the US out of 3221 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

Mecklenburg County produces 2,003 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 78th out of 100 counties in the state for total megawatt hours generated from solar power.

With 2,003 megawatt produced from solar power and 1,115,482 consumers in Mecklenburg County, the county averages 0 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 79th in North Carolina out of 100 counties.

Sadly, over the past 12 months, CO2 pollution due to electricity consumption in Mecklenburg County has increased by 417.44 kilograms (8.89%).

Mecklenburg County produces 33.27% more megawatt hours than the county consumes, leading to the need to export the surplus.

While the national average residential electricity rate is 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, Mecklenburg County's average rate is 23.47% lower than at 10.71 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    14,731,572 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.21 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    19,632,608 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,003 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    19,630,605 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    17.6 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    5,114 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0 kg

Charlotte, NC Electricity Overview

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Charlotte's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.36 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.61% lower than North Carolina's average rate of 11.59 cents, ranking the city at 129th best for average electricity rate out of 777 cities in the state. Duke Energy Carolinas sells an estimated 1,143,104.76 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $106.71 per month, while the North Carolina average is $122.55.

Charlotte emits 4,079.44 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 127th highest polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 3,567,793,630.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city highest for total pollution in North Carolina. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Charlotte

Charlotte residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
129th10.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Charlotte
146th$106.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Charlotte Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Charlotte, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.28104.8722,325,6272,294,898,313
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000
Union PowerBUNDLED12.26149.091,130,920138,657,000

Zips with electric coverage in Charlotte, North Carolina include: 28269, 28277, 28215, 28078, 28227, 28205, 28216, 28210, 28262, 28105, 28212 and 20 other zip code(s).

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Huntersville, NC Electricity Overview

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Huntersville's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.21 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.24% lower than North Carolina's average rate of 11.59 cents, ranking the city at 220th best for average electricity rate out of 777 cities in the state. Huntersville Utilities sells an estimated 231,093.29 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $115.05 per month, while the North Carolina average is $122.55.

Huntersville emits 4,079.44 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 127th highest polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 250,379,784.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 16th highest for total pollution in North Carolina. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Huntersville

Huntersville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
220th11.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Huntersville
192nd$115.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Huntersville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Huntersville, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.28104.8722,325,6272,294,898,313
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000
Huntersville UtilitiesBUNDLED11.95105.1369,8888,355,100

Zips with electric coverage in Huntersville, North Carolina include: 28027, 28078, 28216, 28031

Cornelius, NC Electricity Overview

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Cornelius' residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.99 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 5.16% lower than North Carolina's average rate of 11.59 cents, ranking the city at 208th best for average electricity rate out of 777 cities in the state. Cornelius, North Carolina Electric Utility sells an estimated 50,513.61 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $109.86 per month, while the North Carolina average is $122.55.

Cornelius emits 4,079.44 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 22nd highest polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 128,143,407.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 31st highest for total pollution in North Carolina. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cornelius

Cornelius residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
208th10.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cornelius
161st$109.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cornelius Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cornelius, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Cornelius, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.3284.4930,933.463,500,900.66
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.28104.8722,325,6272,294,898,313
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000

Zips with electric coverage in Cornelius, North Carolina include: 28078, 28031, 28036

Electricity Production in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mecklenburg County NC Nuclear 19,630,681
DE Solar 10240 Old Dowd RdDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Mecklenburg County NC Solar 2,003
Pineville NC Distillate Fuel Oil -342,741.07-80.62
Mecklenburg County NC Distillate Fuel Oil -424,074.57-97.01

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Mecklenburg County emits 0 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity consumption, which makes it the 92nd worst polluting county out of 100 counties in the state and 2949th out of 3221 counties nationally. With total emissions of 5,114.2 kilograms, the county ranks 2938th worst in the nation for total emissions from electricity use. The county has 4 electricity plants, which is 566th highest in the United States.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
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Nuclear
99.99%
SOLAR
Solar
0.01%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.00%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Net Metering

Mecklenburg County has 3 out of 6 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in North Carolina have above average net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 4.84%. With a state average energy loss of 3.99%, Mecklenburg County is the 52nd best county in North Carolina for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Mecklenburg County:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 95.41%
    • Union Power: 3.23%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 1.36%
  • Cornelius, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 35.56%
    • Cornelius, North Carolina Electric Utility: 28.88%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 35.56%
  • Davidson, North Carolina:
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Huntersville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 34.07%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 33.00%
    • Huntersville Utilities: 32.93%
  • Matthews, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 73.62%
    • Union Power: 26.38%
  • Mint Hill, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.35%
    • Union Power: 49.65%
  • Pineville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.18%
    • Pineville Electric Utility: 49.82%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina?

How many power plants are located within Mecklenburg County, North Carolina?

There are 4 power plants located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina?

By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

How many electric companies offer service in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina?

There are 6 electricity providers operating in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-27