Orange County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Orange County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

When calculating by customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Orange County.

Orange County generates 14,385.88 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 674th in the country out of 3221 counties for total natural gas generation.

Orange County ranks 19th out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its population using 1,997,903.24 megawatt hours.

Orange County has a population of 148,696 residents.

Residents of Orange County consume enough electricity to emit 4,080.46 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per person, compared to the North Carolina average of 4,143.68.

Orange County currently is 414th in the US out of 3221 counties for megawatt hours produced by solar power sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,997,903 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    51,822 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    22,459 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    29,363 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.35 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    606,747,576 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,080.46 kg

Chapel Hill, NC Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Chapel Hill home spend, on average, 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity , which is lower than both the state and the United States average prices of 11.73 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city ranks 5th out of 777 cities in the state for electricity generated per citizen from the use of natural gas. Chapel Hill produces 3.53% of the electricity used in the city and must power from plants outside of their city boundaries or rural area power plants.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Chapel Hill averages 4,175.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use. A total of 258,687,371.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. Around 51.01% of Chapel Hill's electricity is generated using Coal. Chapel Hill has one electricity producing plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill 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.
2nd10.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chapel Hill
16th$106.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chapel Hill Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

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Carrboro, NC Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Carrboro home spend, on average, 10.86 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity , which is lower than both the state and the United States average prices of 11.73 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $115.34 per month, while the national average is $129.86. Duke Energy Carolinas sells an estimated 24,698.11 megawatt hours in the city each year, which is more than all other suppliers.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Carrboro averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use. This results in a total emissions amount from electricity use of 87,133,234.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has no electricity production sources, resulting in the need to import the 286,123.03 megawatt hours the residents consume annually.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Carrboro

Carrboro 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.
206th10.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Carrboro
199th$115.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Carrboro Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Carrboro, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Piedmont Electric Member CorporationBUNDLED13.88159.81402,49555,878,500

Hillsborough, NC Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Hillsborough home spend, on average, 10.59 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity , which is lower than both the state and the United States average prices of 11.73 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $111.4 per month, while the national average is $129.86. Duke Energy Carolinas sells an estimated 21,546.85 megawatt hours in the city each year, which is more than all other suppliers.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Hillsborough averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use. This results in a total emissions amount from electricity use of 39,526,041.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has no electricity production sources, resulting in the need to import the 129,793.31 megawatt hours the residents consume annually.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hillsborough

Hillsborough 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.
151st10.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hillsborough
171st$111.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hillsborough Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hillsborough, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Piedmont Electric Member CorporationBUNDLED13.88159.81402,49555,878,500

Electricity Production in Orange County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Orange County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Univ of NC Chapel Hill Cogen FacilityUniversity of North Carolina (100.00%)
Chapel Hill NC Coal 29,36314,106,167.32480.41
Stout FarmStout Farm, LLC (100.00%)
Orange County NC Solar 9,186
White Cross FarmWhite Cross Farm LLC (100.00%)
Orange County NC Solar 8,036
Ouchchy PV1Fresh Air Energy XXIX, LLC (100.00%)
Mebane NC Solar 5,237

Orange County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Orange County citizens average 4,080.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which is sufficient to rank them 2012th worst in the US in this category. At 4,080.46 kilograms per person and 148,696 citizens in the county, the county emits 606,747,575.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This is the 21st worst rank in the state for total pollution. Electricity generating facilities in the county mainly use Solar, which makes up 22,459 megawatt hours (or 43.34%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Secondary fuels used in electricity production include Coal at 28.90% and Natural Gas at 27.76% of production. Orange County has the 568th highest electricity producing plants of any county in the country, with 4 total plants.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
43.34%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
28.90%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
27.76%

Orange County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 3 electric companies in Orange County, 3 of them report that they offer net metering. Consumers in North Carolina have commendable net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Orange County is 4.76%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Piedmont Electric Member Corporation, and Duke Energy Progress. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Orange County is ranked as the 1670th best county in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

Which electricity companies offer service in Orange County, North Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas53,785
2Piedmont Electric Member Corporation16,270
3Duke Energy Progress323

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

There are 3 electricity companies offering service in Orange County, North Carolina.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Orange County, North Carolina?

The largest electricity company in Orange County, North Carolina by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

How many power plants are within Orange County, North Carolina?

Orange County, North Carolina is home to 4 active power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-10-24