Rutherford County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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Rutherford County has seen year over year increase of 5.38% for electricity production from solar energy.

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Residents of Rutherford County use enough electricity to emit 9,758.57 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, which is the 4th highest amount of pollution from electric use for a county in the state.

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Rutherford County consumes 14.62% of the production put out by their power plants.

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Rutherford County generates 63.09 megawatt hours of electricity per person with coal a year, which is 3rd highest out of 100 counties in North Carolina and 100th out of 3220 counties in the United States.

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Rutherford County's ability to produce 9,393 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 22nd highest hydroelectric energy producing county in North Carolina out of 100 counties.

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Rutherford County is the 32nd highest producing county in the state out of 100 counties when it comes to megawatt hours produced using sustainable fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    857,078 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,864,241 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    196,149 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,668,092 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    87.49 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    654,107,470 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    9,758.57 kg

Forest City, NC Electric Overview

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Forest City has an average residential electricity rate of 12.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.40% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 9.57% below the national average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $121.29 per month. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Forest City has zero electricity producing plants. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 30,331,027.25 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is the 117th 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 Forest City

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.095/kWh$159.64/mo.$75.72/mo.
504th12.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Forest City
287th$121.29Average residential monthly electricity bill for Forest City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Forest City, North Carolina

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Bostic, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.01123.28No DataIcon representing missing value.2,167.63260,371.05
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
Forest City, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.19106.34No DataIcon representing missing value.31,148.944,107,593.21

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

Spindale, NC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Spindale is roughly 12.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.40% higher than the average state rate of 11.43 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 14,427.96 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 Spindale average is 0.88% higher at $121.29 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 17,761,985.21 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 Spindale

Spindale residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.095/kWh$159.64/mo.$75.72/mo.
510th12.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Spindale
288th$121.29Average residential monthly electricity bill for Spindale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Spindale, North Carolina

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Bostic, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.01123.28No DataIcon representing missing value.2,167.63260,371.05
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
Forest City, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.19106.34No DataIcon representing missing value.31,148.944,107,593.21

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

Rutherfordton, NC Electric Overview

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Rutherfordton has an average residential electricity rate of 12.13 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 6.10% higher than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents, resulting in the city ranking 497th out of 739 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The average residential electric bill for a citizen in the city is $121.73 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Duke Energy Carolinas has 411 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers who operate in the city.

Rutherfordton 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 17,266,006.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 187th highest in the state for total pollution. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rutherfordton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.096/kWh$160.40/mo.$80.67/mo.
497th12.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rutherfordton
305th$121.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rutherfordton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

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Bostic, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.01123.28No DataIcon representing missing value.2,167.63260,371.05
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
Forest City, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.19106.34No DataIcon representing missing value.31,148.944,107,593.21

Energy Production in Rutherford County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Rutherford County, North Carolina

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James E. Rogers Energy ComplexDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Coal 5,668,108.994,475,489,660.07789.59YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Rutherford County NC Solar 135,464No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ruff Solar LLCSol Systems (100.00%)
Ellenboro NC Solar 10,768No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake LureLake Lure Town of (100.00%)
Lake Lure NC Conventional Hydroelectric 9,393No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lincoln Solar, LLC (NC)Cypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 9,011No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Charlotte SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 8,532No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sophie SolarSophie Solar LLC (100.00%)
Mooresboro NC Solar 7,444No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Amethyst SolarAmethyst Solar LLC (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 5,430No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Innovative Solar 18, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,617No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Old Caroleen Solar FarmCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,454No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Innovative Solar 15, LLCSustainable Power Group (100.00%)
Rutherford County NC Solar 3,036No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bostic NC Distillate Fuel Oil -17444.5-26.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Rutherford County's power plants mainly use Coal, which makes up 4,228,796.21 megawatt hours (or 72.11%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Natural Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts at 24.33% and 3.18%, respectively. Emissions in the county average 9,758.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 4th highest polluting county out of 100 counties in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. A total of 654,107,470.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. Rutherford County has 12 electricity plants within its borders. This is the 168th highest amount of plants within a single county and the 477th highest number of plants per person, out of 3220 counties, in the United States.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
72.11%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
24.33%
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Solar
3.18%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.22%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.16%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 6 companies in Rutherford County providing electricity. Of those 6, 83.33% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity providers in Rutherford County that report energy loss, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, and Rutherford Electric. Combined, these 3 providers average an annual energy loss of 4.67% of electricity produced. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Rutherford County a rank of 38th best in the state out of 100 counties.

Providers In Each City in Rutherford County:

  • Bostic, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Chimney Rock Village, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 19.01%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 19.01%
    • Rutherford Electric: 1.48%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.17%
    • French Broad Electric: 1.16%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.17%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 19.01%
  • Ellenboro, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Forest City, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Lake Lure, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 16.79%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 16.79%
    • Rutherford Electric: 16.06%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 16.79%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 16.79%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 16.79%
  • Mooresboro, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • City of Kings Mountain Utilities: 33.33%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Ruth, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Rutherfordton, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 19.11%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 19.11%
    • Rutherford Electric: 4.44%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 19.11%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 19.11%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 19.11%
  • Spindale, North Carolina:
    • Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 20.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

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

Rutherford County, North Carolina has 6 electricity providers operating in the area.

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

The largest electricity provider in Rutherford County, North Carolina by total customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas56,477
2Duke Energy Progress26,712
3Rutherford Electric12,750
4Forest City, North Carolina Electric Utility4,166
5Bostic, North Carolina Electric Utility198
6Broad River Electric Cooperative197

How many power plants are located within Rutherford County, North Carolina?

There are 12 active electricity plants in Rutherford County, North Carolina

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16