Polk County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Polk County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Residents of Polk County are paying, on average, 26.98% less per kilowatt hour at home than the nationwide average, at 10.56 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

Polk County has the 1682nd largest electricity generation in the nation out of 3221 counties, generating 12,371 megawatt hours.

With 19,328 residents within its borders and 12,371 megawatt hours produced per year, Polk County has a megawatt hour per capita production rate of 0.64 megawatt hours. The city is 71 largest megawatt hour per capita amount in North Carolina.

Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has decreased by 39.29% throughout the last year in Polk County.

Polk County is the 1916th most populous county in the US.

The largest electricity supplier in Polk County by customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    259,694 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    12,371 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    12,371 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.64 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    75,317,467 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,896.81 kg

Tryon, NC Electricity Overview

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Tryon has an average residential electricity rate of 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.74% lower than the state's average rate of 11.73 cents and 29.22% lower than the national average of 14.46 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 $106.23 per month.

Coming in as the 354th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Tryon emits 6,391,270.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Tryon as the 109th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
2nd10.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tryon
16th$106.23Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

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Columbus, NC Electricity Overview

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Columbus has an average residential electricity rate of 10.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.75% lower than the state's average rate of 11.73 cents and 26.79% lower than the national average of 14.46 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 $115.38 per month.

Coming in as the 426th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Columbus emits 4,337,226.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Columbus as the 22nd 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$0.126/kWh$0.094/kWh$160.91/mo.$90.91/mo.
150th10.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbus
200th$115.38Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED10.98125.59936,601102,816,872

Saluda, NC Electricity Overview

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Saluda has an average residential electricity rate of 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.74% lower than the state's average rate of 11.73 cents and 29.22% lower than the national average of 14.46 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas. Saluda has the 526th highest population in the state, with 631 citizens .

Coming in as the 521st worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Saluda emits 2,581,877.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Saluda as the 706th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
2nd10.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Saluda
16th$106.23Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

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 12,371

Polk County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Polk County is the 2020th worst ranked county in the country when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 75,317,467.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The county averages 3,896.81 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 2065th 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
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
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 5.22% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 2020th best in the United States and a state rank of 68th best out of 3221 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 Carolinas32,109
2Rutherford Electric8,094

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-10-25