Wake County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Wake County experienced a 0.15% decrease over the preceding year.

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There was a 2.50% rise in the use of non-renewable fuel sources over the last year in Wake County.

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Non-renewable fuels are used in the production of 98.87% of the megawatt hours produced in Wake County, ranking it 6th out of 100 counties in North Carolina for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable sources.

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Wake County is the 192nd largest generator of electricity in the country out of 3220 counties, producing 7,933,278 megawatt hours.

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Wake County has had a 7.00% increase in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production during the last year.

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Residents of Wake County are paying, on average, 15.61% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average rate, at 11.35 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    14,215,725 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    7,933,278 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    89,983 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    7,843,295 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.14 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,181,934,725 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,962.59 kg

Raleigh, NC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity rate is, on average, 11.32 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Raleigh, which is 1.01% below North Carolina's average rate of 11.43 cents and 15.86% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The city is ranked 10th in the state in total electricity generated from electrical power plants within its borders, with 100,122 megawatt hours produced. The city ranks 129th in the state out of 739 cities for solar generation per capita, with 0 megawatt hours per person being produced.

As the 2nd worst ranked city out of 739 cities in the state, Raleigh releases 1,998,912,110.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. The city also ranks 11th highest in North Carolina in pollution per person in the city, averaging 4,303.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. The top fuel consumed in Raleigh is Natural Gas, making up 99.01% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Secondary fuels used in electricity production include Solar at 0.95% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.04% of production. Raleigh has the 8th most power generation plants of any city in North Carolina, with 3 total power plants. This is also the 161st most power plants per resident in North Carolina.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Raleigh

Raleigh 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.
169th11.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Raleigh
84th$111.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Raleigh Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Apex UtilitiesBUNDLED10.2584.55No DataIcon representing missing value.231,47423,718,500
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
Wake Forest PowerBUNDLED13.34131.1No DataIcon representing missing value.66,326.858,850,688.33

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

Cary, NC Electric Overview

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On average, Cary's residential electricity rate is 11.31 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.06% below the state's average price of 11.43 cents. This makes the city 163rd out of 739 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. There is 107437.41% more electricity consumed in Cary than is produced, meaning they must purchase electricity from neighboring municipalities and rural areas. The city is ranked 137th in North Carolina in total electricity generated from power generating plants within its borders, with 1,977 megawatt hours generated.

Around 4,235.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 610th highest polluter in North Carolina out of 739 cities. A total of 704,177,447.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 7th worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use. The city has one power generation plant in the city. This is the 54th most power plants within a city and the 162nd highest number of plants per capita, out of 739 cities, in the state. Cary's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cary

Cary 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.
163rd11.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cary
86th$111.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cary Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cary, North Carolina

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Apex UtilitiesBUNDLED10.2584.55No DataIcon representing missing value.231,47423,718,500
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
Wake Forest PowerBUNDLED13.34131.1No DataIcon representing missing value.66,326.858,850,688.33

Zips with electric coverage in Cary, North Carolina include: 27519, 27713, 27606, 27513, 27502, 27560, 27511, 27607, 27539, 27617, 27518 and 1 other zip code(s).

Apex, NC Electric Overview

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Apex has an average residential electricity rate of 11.32 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.00% lower than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents, resulting in the city ranking 170th out of 739 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The average residential electric bill for a citizen in the city is $111.03 per month. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Apex 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 217,764,482.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 19th highest in the state for total pollution. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Apex

Apex 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.
170th11.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Apex
83rd$111.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Apex Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Apex, North Carolina

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Apex UtilitiesBUNDLED10.2584.55No DataIcon representing missing value.231,47423,718,500
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
Wake Forest PowerBUNDLED13.34131.1No DataIcon representing missing value.66,326.858,850,688.33

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

Energy Production in Wake County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Wake County, North Carolina

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Wake County NC Nuclear 7,742,322No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
NCSU Cates Cogeneration PlantNC State University, Energy Systems (100.00%)
Raleigh NC Natural Gas 58,38237,065,839.56634.88No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wake County LFG FacilityIngenco Renewable Development, LLC (100.00%)
Holly Springs NC Landfill Gas 57,50536,039,484.33626.72No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
NCSU CCUP Cogeneration PlantNC State University, Energy Systems (100.00%)
Raleigh NC Natural Gas 40,78926,023,813.59638.01No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sunfish FarmCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 8,996No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wakefield SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Zebulon NC Solar 8,857No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Creech Solar 2, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 8,445No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CBC Solar Energy Gen Fac Phase 2CBC Alternative Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 3,615No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SAS Solar FarmSAS Institute Inc (100.00%)
Cary NC Solar 1,977No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Neuse River Solar FarmClean Capital (100.00%)
Wake County NC Solar 1,439No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Century Drive Solar FarmJ.T. Hobby and Son, Inc. (100.00%)
Raleigh NC Solar 951No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Wake County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 2,181,934,724.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released per year in Wake County because of electricity consumption. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 1,962.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 83rd highest county in the state and 2580th nationally for CO2 emissions per capita. Nuclear makes up 97.59% of the fuel used for electricity production in Wake County. Natural Gas and Landfill Gas make up 1.25% and 0.70% of production, respectively. There are 11 power generation plants in Wake County, which is the 21st most power plants in a county in North Carolina and translates to the 87th highest rate of power plants per person in the state.

NUCLEAR
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97.59%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.25%
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Landfill Gas
0.70%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.43%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%

Wake County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Wake County providing electricity. Of those 5, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. North Carolina has decent regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Wake County is 3.85%. This includes data from 4 companies, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, and Apex Utilities. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Wake County a rank of 7th best in the state out of 100 counties.

Providers In Each City in Wake County:

  • Apex, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 20.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
  • Cary, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.76%
    • Apex Utilities: 19.76%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.35%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 19.76%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.35%
  • Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 20.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
  • Garner, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 20.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
  • Holly Springs, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 20.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
  • Knightdale, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 2.34%
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.53%
    • Apex Utilities: 19.53%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 19.53%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 19.53%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 19.53%
  • Morrisville, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.96%
    • Apex Utilities: 19.96%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.06%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 19.96%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.06%
  • Raleigh, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.97%
    • Apex Utilities: 19.97%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.04%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 19.97%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.04%
  • Rolesville, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 15.93%
    • Wake Forest Power: 16.81%
    • Apex Utilities: 16.81%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 16.81%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 16.81%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 16.81%
  • Wake Forest, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 9.85%
    • Wake Forest Power: 17.95%
    • Apex Utilities: 17.95%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 18.34%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 17.95%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 17.95%
  • Wendell, North Carolina:
    • Wake Forest Power: 20.00%
    • Apex Utilities: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.00%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 20.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 20.00%
  • Zebulon, North Carolina:
    • Wake Electric: 3.19%
    • Wake Forest Power: 19.36%
    • Apex Utilities: 19.36%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 19.36%
    • North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency: 19.36%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 19.36%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity supplier in Wake County, North Carolina by total revenue is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

There are 11 power plants located in Wake County, North Carolina

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

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

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

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Duke Energy Carolinas85,915
2Duke Energy Progress40,676
3Apex Utilities25,109
4Wake Electric10,720
5Wake Forest Power6,640

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16