Electric Rates & Providers in Polk County, NC

Polk County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Polk County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Polk County generates 0.57 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 74 highest county out of 100 counties in North Carolina for production per capita.

Polk County generates 100.00% of its electricity from renewable fuels, or 0.57 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

Polk County ranks 81st out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its citizens using over 200,000 megawatt hours.

Polk County is the 1922nd largest county in the United States, with 19,413 residents residing in the county.

At an average residential price of 12.52 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 15.95 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Polk County enjoy a 21.49% discount from the national average price.

Polk County produces 11,113 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable sources. This ranks Polk County 1475th largest producing county out of 3230 counties in the United States for total renewable electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    246,676 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,113 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,113 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.57 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    69,975,288 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,604.56 kg

Tryon, NC Electricity Overview

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Tryon has an average residential electricity rate of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.48% lower than the state's average rate of 13.10 cents and 26.46% lower than the national average of 15.95 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $113.39 per month.

Coming in as the 389th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Tryon emits 5,035,327.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Tryon as the 507th highest polluting city in North Carolina. Within Tryon, there are no power producing plants. The residents must rely on electricity generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tryon

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
50th11.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tryon
7th$113.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tryon Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tryon, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993

Columbus, NC Electricity Overview

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Columbus has an average residential electricity rate of 12.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.93% lower than the state's average rate of 13.10 cents and 21.08% lower than the national average of 15.95 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $130.13 per month.

Coming in as the 421st worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Columbus emits 4,299,278.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Columbus as the 33rd highest polluting city in North Carolina. Within Columbus, there are no power producing plants. The residents must rely on electricity generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbus

Columbus residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.094/kWh$160.91/mo.$90.91/mo.
265th12.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbus
275th$130.13Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbus Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Columbus, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED13.54148.81918,590.41124,390,629

Saluda, NC Electricity Overview

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Saluda has an average residential electricity rate of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.48% lower than the state's average rate of 13.10 cents and 26.46% lower than the national average of 15.95 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas. Saluda has the 539th highest population in the state, with 646 citizens .

Coming in as the 525th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Saluda emits 2,438,396.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Saluda as the 507th highest polluting city in North Carolina. Within Saluda, there are no power producing plants. The residents must rely on electricity generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Saluda

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
50th11.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Saluda
7th$113.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Saluda Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Saluda, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993

Electricity Production in Polk County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Polk County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Turner ShoalsNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Polk County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 11,113

Polk County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Polk County is the 2038th worst ranked county in the country when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 69,975,288.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The county averages 3,604.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the county from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county's pollution levels. They rank 2151st highest in the United States in this category. Around 100.00% of electricity in Polk County comes from generation using Conventional Hydroelectric. Polk County has one power plant within its borders.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
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Conventional Hydroelectric
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100.00%

Polk County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Polk County offering electricity. Of those 2, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of North Carolina has above average state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Polk County who report energy loss metrics had an average of 4.92% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.87% and the state average is 3.47%, resulting in a rank of 1801st best in the United States and a state rank of 76th best out of 3230 and 100 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Polk County, North Carolina

FAQ

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

By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in Polk County, North Carolina.

How many power plants are in Polk County, North Carolina?

Polk County, North Carolina is home to one active electricity plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

There are 2 electricity providers serving consumers in Polk County, North Carolina.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas32,676
2Rutherford Electric8,260

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Published: 2024-02-05