Rutherford County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Rutherford County ranks 461st county out of 3221 counties in the United States in hydroelectric power production, generating 7,500 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric facilities.

The largest electricity provider in Rutherford County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

Rutherford County produces 26.95% of their needed electricity and must purchase the additional 73.05% from nearby counties.

Rutherford County emitted 192,616,829.03 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which makes them the 1236th highest polluting county in the nation.

Rutherford County produces 3.5 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the county a ranking of 19th in North Carolina out of 100 counties.

With 64,444 residents within its borders and 233,376 megawatt hours produced per year, Rutherford County has a megawatt hour per capita production of 3.62 megawatt hours. The city is 1156th highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the nation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    865,880 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    233,376 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    233,376 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.62 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    192,616,829 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,988.9 kg

Forest City, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Forest City's inhabitants spend 11.69 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 0.35% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 307th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Forest City average is 15.97% lower at $106.28 per month. This ranks the city 142nd in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Forest City, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 30,184,638.26 kilograms, which is 126th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 480th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Forest City

Forest City 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.
307th11.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Forest City
142nd$106.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Forest City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Forest City, 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
Forest City, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.19106.3431,148.944,107,593.21

Zips with electric coverage in Forest City, North Carolina include: 28043, 28018, 28160

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Spindale, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Spindale's inhabitants spend 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 12.74% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 2nd out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Spindale average is 16.02% lower at $106.23 per month. This ranks the city 16th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Spindale, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 17,287,528.35 kilograms, which is 189th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 109th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Spindale

Spindale 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 Spindale
16th$106.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Spindale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Spindale, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Spindale, North Carolina include: 28043, 28139, 28160

Rutherfordton, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Rutherfordton's inhabitants spend 10.32 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 11.99% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 136th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Rutherfordton average is 14.21% lower at $108.51 per month. This ranks the city 159th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Rutherfordton, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 14,893,870.58 kilograms, which is 224th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 480th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rutherfordton

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$156.85/mo.$76.95/mo.
136th10.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rutherfordton
159th$108.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rutherfordton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rutherfordton, 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

Electricity Production in Rutherford County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Rutherford County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rutherford County NC Solar 139,863
Ruff Solar LLCSol Systems (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 44,725
Charlotte SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 9,282
Lincoln Solar, LLC (NC)Cypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 9,041
Lake LureLake Lure Town of (100.00%)
Lake Lure NC Conventional Hydroelectric 7,500
Gamble SolarOppidum Renewables USA, LLC (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 6,507
Amethyst SolarAmethyst Solar LLC (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 5,826
Old Caroleen Solar FarmCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,855
Innovative Solar 18, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,632
Innovative Solar 15, LLCAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,145

Rutherford County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 10 electricity plants in Rutherford County, which is the 186th most power plants in a county in the United States. Emissions in the county average 2,988.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 2394th highest polluting county in the country based on emissions per capita. A total of 192,616,829.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. This is enough to rank 1236th worst in the country for total pollution from electricity consumption. In Rutherford County, Solar is 96.79% of the fuel types utilized for electricity generation.

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96.79%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.21%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 4 electric providers in Rutherford County, 50.00% of them report that they offer net metering. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Rutherford County who report energy loss data had an average of 5.22% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Rutherford County receiving a rank of 2020th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Rutherford County:

  • Bostic, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 51.76%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 48.24%
  • Chimney Rock Village, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 10.03%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 89.97%
  • Ellenboro, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Forest City, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.78%
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 49.22%
  • Lake Lure, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Mooresboro, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Ruth, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Rutherfordton, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 11.79%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 88.21%
  • Spindale, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 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 supplier in Rutherford County, North Carolina?

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

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

There are 4 electricity companies operating in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

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

There are 10 electricity plants in Rutherford County, North Carolina

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

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-24