Wilkes County, North Carolina Electric Profile

The largest provider in Wilkes County by customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

With a population of 68,412 residents, Wilkes County is the 792nd largest county in the US.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Wilkes County totals $121.51. In contrast, the North Carolina average bill is $121.21

Wilkes County ranks 40th out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its population consuming over 800,000 megawatt hours.

Wilkes County is ranked 20th out of 100 for worst polluting county in North Carolina based on pollution per capita. The county emits 4,239.14 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Wilkes County experienced a 0.88% increase during the previous year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    874,762 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    290,007,860 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,239.14 kg

North Wilkesboro, NC Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within North Wilkesboro are paying a residential electricity rate of 12.64 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is more than the state average rate of 11.43 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the United States average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. The North Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $121.21, while the North Wilkesboro average is 6.82% higher at $129.47 per month. This is the 474th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

As the 174th worst ranked city out of 739 cities in North Carolina, North Wilkesboro emits 17,778,941.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use a year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which amounts to 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks North Wilkesboro as the 127th highest polluting city in the state. The city is home to zero power generation plants, which is, of course, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Wilkesboro

North Wilkesboro residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
594th12.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of North Wilkesboro
474th$129.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for North Wilkesboro Residents

Electric Companies With Service in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

Wilkesboro, NC Electric Overview

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Wilkesboro's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 10.60 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.27% lower than the average North Carolina rate of 11.43 cents, a welcome state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $108.3 per month. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every person in the city there are 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 23rd worst in North Carolina out of 739 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 14,815,784.8 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 Wilkesboro

Wilkesboro residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
21st10.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wilkesboro
64th$108.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wilkesboro Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

Mulberry CDP, NC Electric Overview

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Mulberry CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.36% higher than the average state price of 11.43 cents and 5.35% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Selling 13,868.57 megawatt hours each year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $130.48. This is 8.52% above the nationwide average of $120.24.

Mulberry CDP emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 127th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in the state. With total emissions of 9,491,428.37 kilograms, the city ranks 294th worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 28,629.36 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mulberry CDP

Mulberry CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
598th12.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mulberry CDP
506th$130.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mulberry CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mulberry CDP, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

Wilkes County, North Carolina Details

Wilkes County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 4 electric companies in Wilkes County, 75.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Oftentimes net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and North Carolina has pretty good laws for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Wilkes County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 5.74% of electricity produced. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Wilkes County a rank of 74th best in the state out of 100 counties.

Providers In Each City in Wilkes County:

  • North Wilkesboro, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 48.09%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 51.91%
  • Ronda, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Wilkesboro, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 6.85%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 2.14%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 91.01%

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

FAQ

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina has 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Wilkes County, North Carolina?

By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

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

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas76,209
2Blue Ridge Energy8,032
3Surry-Yadkin EMC6,548
4Energy United Electric Member Corp5,896

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-30