Cherokee County Electric

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About Cherokee County Electric

Cherokee County Electric provides electricity to 4 counties and is classified as an electricity cooperative. A total of 22,032 customers (1,776 commercial accounts, 20,255 residential customers and one industrial account) purchase their electricity from the company. Patrons of Cherokee County Electric spend, on average, 11.93 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity, which is 8.19% lower than the average state price of 12.99 cents and 22.49% lower than the US average of 15.39. The company had sales of 405,450 megawatt hours in 2021 sold to end users. Electricity generation and wholesale power purchases made up 0.08% and 99.92%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced by the company. Power facilities the company owns produced 371 megawatt hours and an additional 444,915 were procured on the wholesale electricity market. In 2021 they had total electricity related revenue of $48,195,000, with 98.21% from retail sales.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Cherokee County Electric is $137.63 per month. Consumers of the supplier pay 0.67% less compared to the rest of the state. The provider currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it at a higher rate to end customers. The power grid managed by the company experiences an average of 1.14 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting on average 188.14 minutes. The US average for other providers is 1.58 outages per consumer and 145.81 minutes each outage.

Cherokee County Electric Net Metering

Customers of Cherokee County Electric are able to take advantage of net metering, which is a positive for both parties. Without net metering, solar panel installation is significantly less attractive economically, as consumers have no way to sell extra energy back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Cherokee County Electric reported a yearly loss of about 8.95% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity generation industry and electricity providers must report these losses. Cherokee County Electric's energy loss numbers place them at of 134th best out of the 187 providers that operate in Texas and report energy loss and 1372nd best out of 3509 in the country.

Cherokee County Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Cherokee County Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.127/kWh$0.107/kWh$142.42/mo.$126.86/mo.
1233rd11.93¢Cherokee County Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2228th$137.63Average monthly electricity bill for Cherokee County Electric's residential customers

Cherokee County Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:29880 Highway 69 North
    Rusk, Texas 75785
    United States of America
  • CEO:Greg Jones

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Energy Loss

Cherokee County Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1372 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Cherokee County Electric's Power Outages

188.14 min.

vs. national average of 145.81 min.

1.14 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.58

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Cherokee County Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Cherokee County Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Cherokee County50,5645410.58$108.98/mo
Nacogdoches County64,8225510.58$109.07/mo
Rusk County52,5425710.69$112.62/mo
Smith County231,4295710.62$109.97/mo

Cities Cherokee County Electric Has Coverage

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

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Cherokee County Electric FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Cherokee County Electric customers each month?

Cherokee County Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $137.63, compared to the Texas average of $138.51 and the US of $138.51 for bundled service.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Cherokee County Electric customers?

Cherokee County Electric's current average bundled electricity rate is 11.93 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 12.99 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.39 cents.

When will Cherokee County Electric power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Cherokee County Electric's customers is 188.14 minutes.

How many counties does Cherokee County Electric sell electricity to?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Cherokee County Electric including Texas.

Who is the CEO of Cherokee County Electric?

Greg Jones is the CEO of Cherokee County Electric.

What is the phone number for Cherokee County Electric?

Cherokee County Electric's customer service phone number is (800) 992-4280

What cities does Cherokee County Electric provider electricity in?

Cherokee County Electric serves electricity in 14 cities.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-20