Wake County, NC: Electric Rates From 5 Providers

Wake County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Wake County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Wake County uses 69.13% more electricity than it generates.

Wake County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 14.56% below the US average rate, at 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 15.95 cents.

Wake County produces 7.33 megawatt hours from nuclear power per citizen in the county, ranking them 3rd in North Carolina out of 100 counties for megawatt hours produced from nuclear power per capita.

Wake County generates 1.03% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 0.08 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

When calculating by total customers, Duke Energy Progress is the largest electricity provider in Wake County.

Wake County is the 984th highest producing county in the country out of 3230 counties when considering megawatt hours generated using renewable fuels.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    14,930,683 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    8,827,698 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    91,346 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    8,736,352 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.51 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,930,651,617 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,643.08 kg

Raleigh, NC Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Raleigh home spend, on average, 13.83 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 5.60% more than North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents, resulting in the city ranking 549th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for best average electricity rate. There is 4794.97% more electricity used in Raleigh than is produced, meaning they must purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties. Electric production plants in Raleigh have, luckily, had a 1.88% decline in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuel types used last year.

Raleigh is the 2nd highest ranked city in North Carolina out of 777 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 1,844,407,764 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the city ranks 11th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 3,866 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Natural Gas is the primary fuel type in Raleigh, with 96.77% of electricity production coming from the fuel type. Raleigh has the 6th highest electricity producing plants of any city in North Carolina, with 3 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Raleigh

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.096/kWh$180.35/mo.$80.69/mo.
549th13.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Raleigh
505th$138.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Raleigh Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Raleigh, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED13.94138.1815,686,255.092,186,977,563
Wake ElectricBUNDLED12.76139.71658,74284,065,000

Zips with electric coverage in Raleigh, North Carolina include: 27610, 27587, 27703, 27616, 27603, 27529, 27606, 27615, 27604, 27613, 27612 and 12 other zip code(s).

Cary, NC Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Cary home spend, on average, 13.77 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 5.10% more than North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents, resulting in the city ranking 530th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for best average electricity rate. There is 118041.02% more electricity used in Cary than is produced, meaning they must purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties. The city is the 93rd highest generator out of 777 cities in the state, averaging 0.01 megawatt hours produced per consumer in the city.

Cary is the 7th highest ranked city in North Carolina out of 777 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 676,048,433.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the city ranks 697th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 3,771.41 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Solar is the primary fuel type in Cary, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel type. Cary has the 39th highest number of electricity plants of any city in the state, with one total plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cary

Cary residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.158/kWh$0.096/kWh$177.40/mo.$79.91/mo.
530th13.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cary
365th$136.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cary Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cary, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED13.94138.1815,686,255.092,186,977,563

Zips with electric coverage in Cary, North Carolina include: 27519, 27713, 27526, 27513, 27606, 27502, 27560, 27511, 27607, 27539, 27518 and 2 other zip code(s).

Apex, NC Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Apex home spend, on average, 13.32 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 1.66% more than North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents, resulting in the city ranking 407th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Apex Utilities. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $137.99, while the Apex average is 8.69% lower at $126 per month.

Apex is the 14th highest ranked city in North Carolina out of 777 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 268,238,752.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 172nd worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 902,991.59 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Apex

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.096/kWh$180.35/mo.$80.69/mo.
407th13.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Apex
243rd$126Average residential monthly electricity bill for Apex Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Apex, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Apex UtilitiesBUNDLED11.9098.27251,13329,873,900
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED13.94138.1815,686,255.092,186,977,563

Zips with electric coverage in Apex, North Carolina include: 27519, 27513, 27502, 27511, 27539, 27523, 27562

Electricity Production in Wake County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Wake County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wake County NC Nuclear 8,610,873
NCSU Cates Cogeneration PlantNC State University, Energy Systems (100.00%)
Raleigh NC Natural Gas 80,24452,449,808.17653.63
Wake County LFG FacilityIngenco Renewable Development, LLC (100.00%)
Wake County NC Landfill Gas 58,84237,333,870.59634.48
NCSU CCUP Cogeneration PlantNC State University, Energy Systems (100.00%)
Raleigh NC Natural Gas 43,60127,941,663.72640.85
Wakefield SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 9,742
Creech Solar 2, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 8,955
Fuquay Farm
Wake County NC Solar 8,624
Sunfish FarmCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 8,310
CBC Solar Energy Gen Fac Phase 2CBC Alternative Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 3,614
SAS Solar FarmSAS Institute Inc (100.00%)
Cary NC Solar 1,928
Neuse River Solar FarmScale Sustainable I, LLC (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 1,550
Wake County NC Solar 39

Wake County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Wake County's top fuel type is Nuclear, making up 97.54%, or 8,610,873 megawatt hours of production in the county. Taken together with Natural Gas (1.36%) and Landfill Gas (0.65%), these three fuel types make up 99.55% county electricity generation. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 1,930,651,617.22 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 162nd highest in the United States out of 3230 counties. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 1,643.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation the county is the 2648th highest polluting county in the nation. Wake County is home to 12 power producing plants, which is 22nd most in the state.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
97.54%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.36%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.65%
SOLAR
Solar
0.39%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.06%
OTHER
Other
-0.00%

Wake County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 5 electric companies in Wake County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Wake County is 5.45%. This includes data from 4 providers, including Duke Energy Progress, Apex Utilities, and Wake Electric. With a United States average energy loss of 2.87%, Wake County is ranked as the 2204th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Wake County:

  • Apex, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 41.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 41.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 18.00%
  • Cary, North Carolina:
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 49.21%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 46.80%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 3.99%
  • Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Garner, North Carolina:
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.00%
  • Holly Springs, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Knightdale, North Carolina:
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 41.98%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 41.98%
    • Wake Electric: 16.04%
  • Morrisville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 12.09%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 49.65%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 38.26%
  • Raleigh, North Carolina:
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 47.57%
    • Wake Electric: 4.83%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 47.60%
  • Rolesville, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 33.33%
  • Wake Forest, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.85%
    • Wake Electric: 26.96%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 26.23%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 26.96%
  • Wendell, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 12.68%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 43.66%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 43.66%
  • Zebulon, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 33.33%

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

FAQ

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

Wake County, North Carolina has 12 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

By total customer count, Duke Energy Progress is the largest electricity company in Wake County, North Carolina.

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

There are 5 electricity suppliers offering service in Wake County, North Carolina.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Progress50,357
2Apex Utilities27,178
3Wake Electric14,764
4Wake Forest Power6,730
5Duke Energy Carolinas3,527

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06