Electric Rates & Providers in New Hanover County, NC

New Hanover County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

New Hanover County is the 10th most populous county in North Carolina.

At an average residential price of 14.55 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 16.02 cents per kilowatt hour, residents of New Hanover County benefit from a 9.15% discount from the US average rate.

New Hanover County ranks 10th out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its citizens using over 3,000,000 megawatt hours.

Natural gas makes up 99.92% of the electric production in New Hanover County, resulting in a ranking of 170th out of 3230 counties in the United States for natural gas production.

New Hanover County continues to improve with the lowering of non-renewable fuel source usage for electricity generation. The county has seen a 0.34% reduction in the consumption of these fuel sources in their power facilities.

New Hanover County generates 0.01 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the county a ranking of 920th out of 3230 counties in the United States.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,019,321 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.85 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,881,727 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,976 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,878,751 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    16.52 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,152,560,571 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,906.16 kg

Recent Energy News in Wilmington

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Wilmington Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

17.17¢ per kWh

  • 18.39% higher than last month
  • 28.04% higher than February last year
  • 8.02% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 5.34% higher than the US average
  • 732nd in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 22 since February last year
  • 18,289th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,727 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 9,600 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

14.6¢ per kWh

  • 2.19% higher than last month
  • 15.22% higher than February last year
  • 6.77% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 13.78% lower than the US average
  • 732nd in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 22 since February last year
  • 12,375th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,046 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,813 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$175.18 per month

  • 9.04% lower than last month
  • 37.59% higher than February last year
  • 8.59% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 39.74% higher than the US average
  • 731st in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 79 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 118 since February last year
  • 24,453rd in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,981 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 10,079 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$147.47 per month

  • 2.78% higher than last month
  • 13.06% higher than February last year
  • 5.91% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 11.27% higher than the US average
  • 653rd in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 36 since February last year
  • 19,831st in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 497 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,458 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

12.31¢ per kWh

  • 11.4% higher than last month
  • 19.19% higher than February last year
  • 4.59% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 9.6% lower than the US average
  • 653rd in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 23 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 56 since February last year
  • 12,910th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,213 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,422 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

10.75¢ per kWh

  • 1.56% higher than last month
  • 9.02% higher than February last year
  • 5.3% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 23.86% lower than the US average
  • 612th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 83 since February last year
  • 6,977th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 235 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,808 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$572.36 per month

  • 4.54% lower than last month
  • 30.33% higher than February last year
  • 0.36% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 65.79% lower than the US average
  • 468th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since February last year
  • 15,991st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,917 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,825 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$548.98 per month

  • 2.06% higher than last month
  • 11.82% higher than February last year
  • 0.38% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 66.58% lower than the US average
  • 469th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since February last year
  • 12,939th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 351 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,270 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

8.98¢ per kWh

  • 14.5% higher than last month
  • 26.74% higher than February last year
  • 3.09% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 8.87% lower than the US average
  • 729th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 93 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 95 since February last year
  • 15,995th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,385 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 6,568 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

7.68¢ per kWh

  • 2.1% higher than last month
  • 3.71% lower than February last year
  • 1.5% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 24.73% lower than the US average
  • 635th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 16 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 80 since February last year
  • 10,780th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,369 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,524 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$15,299.8 per month

  • 14.7% lower than last month
  • 4% higher than February last year
  • 54.66% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 50.09% lower than the US average
  • 352nd in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 264 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 261 since February last year
  • 15,850th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 729 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 643 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$16,880.55 per month

  • 0.29% higher than last month
  • 0.2% lower than February last year
  • 57.75% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 50.48% lower than the US average
  • 612th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 15,743rd in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 29 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 410 since February last year

Wilmington, NC Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 14.55 cents per kilowatt hour for Wilmington. This is 8.29% higher than North Carolina's average price of 13.44 cents. Duke Energy Progress is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $147.6 per month.

Wilmington is the 8th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 468,720,383.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total equates to 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 315th worst in North Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Within Wilmington, there are no power plants. The city must rely on power generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wilmington

Wilmington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.096/kWh$192.59/mo.$80.69/mo.
584th14.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wilmington
410th$147.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wilmington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wilmington, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED14.55147.616,158,188.452,351,270,324

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Murraysville CDP, NC Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 14.55 cents per kilowatt hour for Murraysville CDP. This is 8.29% higher than North Carolina's average price of 13.44 cents. Duke Energy Progress is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $147.6 per month.

Murraysville CDP is the 62nd highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 62,236,343.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total equates to 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 59th worst in North Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Within Murraysville CDP, there are no power plants. The city must rely on power generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Murraysville CDP

Murraysville CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.096/kWh$192.59/mo.$80.69/mo.
584th14.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Murraysville CDP
410th$147.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Murraysville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Murraysville CDP, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED14.55147.616,158,188.452,351,270,324

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Myrtle Grove CDP, NC Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 14.55 cents per kilowatt hour for Myrtle Grove CDP. This is 8.29% higher than North Carolina's average price of 13.44 cents. Duke Energy Progress is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $147.6 per month.

Myrtle Grove CDP is the 80th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 45,469,617.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total equates to 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 315th worst in North Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Within Myrtle Grove CDP, there are no power plants. The city must rely on power generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Myrtle Grove CDP

Myrtle Grove CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.096/kWh$192.59/mo.$80.69/mo.
584th14.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Myrtle Grove CDP
410th$147.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Myrtle Grove CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Myrtle Grove CDP, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED14.55147.616,158,188.452,351,270,324

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Electricity Production in New Hanover County, North Carolina

Power Plants in New Hanover County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
L V Sutton Combined CycleDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
New Hanover County NC Natural Gas 3,878,7511,481,765,663.22382.02
South Atlantic Services Solar Farm ISouth Atlantic Services Inc (100.00%)
New Hanover County NC Solar 2,642
SunEdison LV Sutton Plant SiteWF-SE-1 Solar Statutory Trust (100.00%)
New Hanover County NC Solar 334

New Hanover County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity production purposes, New Hanover County's primary fuel source is Natural Gas, making up 99.92%, or 3,878,531.26 megawatt hours of production in the county. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 0.08% and 0.01% of electricity production, respectively. The county emits 4,906.16 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 9th highest polluting county out of 100 counties in the state. This adds up to total emissions of 1,152,560,571.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the county the 8th highest for total emissions in North Carolina. New Hanover County has 3 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 847th most plants in a single county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.92%
SOLAR
Solar
0.08%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Net Metering

New Hanover County is home to one electricity company. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in installing their own solar panels, the sole supplier in town has net metering practices in place. Regulations put in place at the state level are decent for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

New Hanover County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 2.83% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average is 2.87%, meaning New Hanover County ranks 316th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in New Hanover County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in New Hanover County:

  • Carolina Beach, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Kure Beach, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Wilmington, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

The largest electricity supplier in New Hanover County, North Carolina by total customer count is Duke Energy Progress.

How many power plants are located in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

New Hanover County, North Carolina has 3 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Progress13,376

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-04-03