Polk County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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Polk County experienced a 0.59% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita over the preceding year.

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The average monthly residential electricity bill in Polk County totals $127.63. For comparison, the North Carolina average bill is $121.21

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Polk County has a population of 20,724 residents.

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With total production of 20,377 megawatt hours, Polk County is ranked 83rd highest generator of electricity in North Carolina out of 100 counties for total generation.

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Polk County is 79th in the state rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 20,377 megawatt hours produced from renewable sources.

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Polk County has seen a 22.46% increase in hydroelectric power production during the previous 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    264,991 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    20,377 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    20,377 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.98 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    81,096,340 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,913.16 kg

Tryon, NC Electric Overview

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Tryon has an average residential electricity rate of 12.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.72% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 10.14% below the national average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $126.18 per month. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Tryon has zero electricity producing plants. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 6,282,401.45 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is the 356th highest in North Carolina out of 739 cities. The city averages 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tryon

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
468th12.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tryon
428th$126.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tryon Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tryon, North Carolina

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Broad River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.94148.36No DataIcon representing missing value.5,581778,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047

Columbus, NC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Columbus is roughly 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.80% higher than the average state rate of 11.43 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 9,576.33 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $120.24, while the Columbus average is 6.20% higher at $127.7 per month.

For every person in the city there are 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 127th worst in North Carolina out of 739 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 4,947,073.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbus

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.094/kWh$160.95/mo.$94.40/mo.
438th11.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbus
453rd$127.7Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbus Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Columbus, North Carolina

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Broad River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.94148.36No DataIcon representing missing value.5,581778,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED11.38131.03No DataIcon representing missing value.926,179105,428,211

Saluda, NC Electric Overview

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Saluda has an average residential electricity rate of 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.46% higher than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents, resulting in the city ranking 412th out of 739 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Saluda is the 461st largest city in North Carolina, with a population of 891. Duke Energy Carolinas has 155 total residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city.

Saluda emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 127th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. A total of 3,777,071.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 443rd highest in the state for total pollution. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Saluda

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.127/kWh$0.094/kWh$161.11/mo.$94.57/mo.
412th11.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Saluda
451st$127.41Average residential monthly electricity bill for Saluda Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Saluda, North Carolina

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Broad River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.94148.36No DataIcon representing missing value.5,581778,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.49No DataIcon representing missing value.16,332,1601,869,504,874
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED11.38131.03No DataIcon representing missing value.926,179105,428,211

Energy Production in Polk County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Polk County, North Carolina

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Turner ShoalsNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
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Polk County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Polk County emits 3,913.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 50th highest polluting county out of 100 counties in the state based on emissions per capita. A total of 81,096,339.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. Electricity generating facilities in the county primarily use Conventional Hydroelectric, which accounts for 20,377 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Polk County has one power plant, which is 1432nd highest in the nation and 1266th most when counting plants per citizen.

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Polk County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Polk County supplying electricity. Of those 3, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Residents of North Carolina have pretty good net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Polk County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 5.22% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the North Carolina average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 2220th best in the US and a state rank of 69th best out of 3220 and 100 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

Polk County, North Carolina is home to 3 electricity providers offering service in the area.

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

Polk County, North Carolina has one active electricity plant generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

By total customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Polk County, North Carolina.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas23,768
2Rutherford Electric7,495
3Broad River Electric Cooperative83

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16