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Rutherford County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Renewable electricity fuel sources account for 100.00%, or 229,558 megawatt hours, of Rutherford County's total energy production, giving the county a ranking of 727th in the US for total megawatt hours from renewable sources.

Rutherford County is the 2328th highest polluting county in the nation when considering pollution per person. The county emits 2,818.46 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

Rutherford County ranks 23rd in the state out of 100 counties for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 3.51 megawatt hours produced per person.

Rutherford County is home to 64,592 residents and its power generation facilities produce 229,547 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 3.55 megawatt hours per capita.

As the 155th largest generator of solar powered electricity in the US, Rutherford County produces 226,536 megawatt hours from solar.

Rutherford County has the 40th highest electricity production in North Carolina out of 100 counties, generating 229,547 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    830,168 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.85 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    229,547 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    229,558 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -11 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.55 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    182,049,873 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,818.46 kg

Recent Energy News in Forest City

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Forest City Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

15.15¢ per kWh

  • 24.67% higher than last month
  • 30% higher than February last year
  • 4.7% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 7.06% lower than the US average
  • 359th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 87 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 110 since February last year
  • 13,607th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,858 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 9,460 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

12.37¢ per kWh

  • 2.41% higher than last month
  • 13.69% higher than February last year
  • 9.57% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 26.97% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 4,754th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 481 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,175 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$140.48 per month

  • 17.51% lower than last month
  • 42.25% higher than February last year
  • 12.92% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 12.06% higher than the US average
  • 250th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 17,838th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 723 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 13,132 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$120.36 per month

  • 2.97% higher than last month
  • 12.05% higher than February last year
  • 13.56% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 9.18% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 10,338th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,145 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,149 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

10.52¢ per kWh

  • 14.27% higher than last month
  • 26.45% higher than February last year
  • 10.62% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 22.74% lower than the US average
  • 248th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since February last year
  • 7,205th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,686 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,211 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

8.84¢ per kWh

  • 2.12% higher than last month
  • 14.1% higher than February last year
  • 13.4% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 37.38% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 2,337th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 414 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,838 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$607.48 per month

  • 2.37% lower than last month
  • 32.73% higher than February last year
  • 5.76% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 63.69% lower than the US average
  • 732nd in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 16,906th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,425 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,742 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$585.03 per month

  • 2.18% higher than last month
  • 15.67% higher than February last year
  • 6.97% higher than the North Carolina average
  • 64.38% lower than the US average
  • 731st in the state out of 732 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 13,925th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 51 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,923 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

8.42¢ per kWh

  • 22.86% higher than last month
  • 38.23% higher than February last year
  • 3.34% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 14.55% lower than the US average
  • 272nd in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 23 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 23 since February last year
  • 14,400th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,475 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 11,143 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

6.95¢ per kWh

  • 2.87% higher than last month
  • 15% higher than February last year
  • 8.18% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 31.91% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 6,267th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,459 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,347 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$16,449.7 per month

  • 19.15% higher than last month
  • 43.2% higher than February last year
  • 51.25% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 46.34% lower than the US average
  • 613th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 364 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 364 since February last year
  • 16,247th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,832 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,010 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$14,869.39 per month

  • 2.86% higher than last month
  • 10.76% higher than February last year
  • 62.78% lower than the North Carolina average
  • 56.38% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 729 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 15,156th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 46 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,995 since February last year

Forest City, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Forest City's inhabitants spend 12.29 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 8.55% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, which ranks the city 242nd out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. With an increase of 2.45% in CO2 emissions per capita, the city has work to do to curb future emissions issues. Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

Electricity consumption in Forest City results in the release of 28,554,857.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 124th highest amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. The city also ranks 315th highest in North Carolina in emissions per capita, averaging 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two metrics. There is one electricity plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Forest City

Forest City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.151/kWh$0.093/kWh$170.31/mo.$70.76/mo.
242nd12.29¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Forest City
9th$112.63Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED12.28120.4722,155,382.952,719,638,474
Forest City, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.30104.7933,428.914,111,917.82

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

Spindale, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Spindale's inhabitants spend 12.28 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 8.65% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, which ranks the city 77th 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 $137.46, while the Spindale average is 12.36% lower at $120.47 per month. This ranks the city 39th 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 16,178,488.65 kilograms, which is 189th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 315th 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 February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.151/kWh$0.093/kWh$170.31/mo.$70.76/mo.
77th12.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Spindale
39th$120.47Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED12.28120.4722,155,382.952,719,638,474

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

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Rutherfordton, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Rutherfordton's inhabitants spend 12.30 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 8.50% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, which ranks the city 244th 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 $137.46, while the Rutherfordton average is 12.04% lower at $120.91 per month. This ranks the city 208th 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 14,289,115.42 kilograms, which is 210th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 3,895.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 315th 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 February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.151/kWh$0.093/kWh$170.48/mo.$71.50/mo.
244th12.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rutherfordton
208th$120.91Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED12.28120.4722,155,382.952,719,638,474
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED13.67151.87931,613.62127,396,787

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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 139,709
Ruff Solar LLCSol Systems (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 46,065
Charlotte SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 8,753
Lincoln Solar, LLC (NC)Cypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 8,574
Clear Solar I, LLC
Forest City NC Solar 7,083.45
Gamble SolarOppidum Renewables USA, LLC (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 6,429
Amethyst SolarAmethyst Solar LLC (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 5,918
Innovative Solar 18, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,916
Old Caroleen Solar FarmCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,877
Innovative Solar 15, LLCAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,295
Lake LureLake Lure Town of (100.00%)
Lake Lure NC Conventional Hydroelectric 3,022
Bostic NC Distillate Fuel Oil -11444.5-40.41

Rutherford County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Rutherford County results in the release of 182,049,873.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is 1253rd highest in the United States out of 3230 counties and 49th highest in North Carolina out of 100 counties. The county also ranks 2328th worst in pollution per person in the county, averaging 2,818.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per person in the county. This is, most likely, the more important of the two rankings. The county has 12 power generation plants, which is 27th highest in the state.

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98.69%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.32%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.00%

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 4.92% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average is 2.87%, resulting in Rutherford County receiving a rank of 1768th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Rutherford County:

  • Bostic, North Carolina:
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Chimney Rock Village, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Ellenboro, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Forest City, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • 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: 1.41%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 98.59%
  • 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 12 electricity plants in Rutherford County, North Carolina

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

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-05-15