Watauga County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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Watauga County has the 1088th highest pollution level from electricity consumption out of 3220 counties in the US, emitting 238,142,015.07 kilograms of CO2 gases.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Watauga County is 11.72 cents. This is about 12.87% below the nationwide average of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Over the course of the last year, Watauga County had a 0.88% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

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The average monthly residential electric cost in Watauga County is 24.48% lower than the state average monthly residential bill.

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Citizens of Watauga County consume enough electricity to emit 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, which is the 1960th highest amount of pollution from electric use for a county in the nation.

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When calculating by number of customers, Blue Ridge Energy is the largest electricity company in Watauga County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    718,317 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    238,142,015 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,239.14 kg

Boone, NC Electric Overview

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Boone's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.36 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.61% less than the average state rate of 11.43 cents and 15.53% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. New River Light & Power sells 3,871.83 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The North Carolina average monthly residential power bill is $121.21, while the Boone average is 30.86% lower at $83.81 per month. This ranks the city 2nd in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Boone averages 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 127th worst in North Carolina out of 739 cities for emissions efficiency. At 4,239.14 kilograms per person and 19,119 citizens in the city, the city emits 81,048,065.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 51st worst rank in North Carolina for total emissions. The electricity sold in Boone has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Boone

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.114/kWh$0.105/kWh$86.26/mo.$78.54/mo.
180th11.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Boone
2nd$83.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Boone Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Boone, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
New River Light & PowerBUNDLED10.9475.33No DataIcon representing missing value.56,0016,127,400

Foscoe CDP, NC Electric Overview

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Foscoe CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 11.90 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 4.06% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 11.56% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $94.57. This is 21.98% less than the state average of $121.21. Blue Ridge Energy sells 4,120.79 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Foscoe CDP average 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 127th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 6,693,597.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 347th highest for total emissions in North Carolina. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Foscoe CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.113/kWh$96.65/mo.$88.76/mo.
445th11.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Foscoe CDP
5th$94.57Average residential monthly electricity bill for Foscoe CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Foscoe CDP, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
New River Light & PowerBUNDLED10.9475.33No DataIcon representing missing value.56,0016,127,400

Watauga County, North Carolina Details

Watauga County, North Carolina Net Metering

Watauga County has 1 out of 3 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of North Carolina has decent state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

In Watauga County one company reports energy loss, New River Light & Power. They average an annual energy loss of 2.89%. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the North Carolina average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 459th best in the United States and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 100 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Watauga County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Watauga County:

  • Banner Elk, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.00%
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Beech Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 11.98%
    • New River Light & Power: 44.12%
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 43.90%
  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 6.33%
    • New River Light & Power: 40.51%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 6.33%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 46.84%
  • Boone, North Carolina:
    • New River Light & Power: 78.08%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 21.92%
  • Seven Devils, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 20.33%
    • New River Light & Power: 53.21%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 26.46%

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

FAQ

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

By total revenue, Blue Ridge Energy is the largest electricity company in Watauga County, North Carolina.

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

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1Blue Ridge Energy11,539
2New River Light & Power8,527
3Mountain Electric Cooperative1,020

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

There are 3 electricity providers serving customers in Watauga County, North Carolina.

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