Cherokee Electric Cooperative

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About Cherokee Electric Cooperative

Cherokee Electric Cooperative is an electricity cooperative providing electricity in Alabama, including cities such as Boaz, Centre, Whitesboro CDP, Collinsville, and Cedar Bluff. There are a total of 24,715 customer accounts who are receiving service from the supplier. These customers are made up of 72.48% residential properties, 27.51% commercial properties and 0.01% industrial properties. Customers of Cherokee Electric Cooperative spend, on average, 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity, which is 3.05% lower than the average state price of 13.71 cents. In 2020 the company had retail sales of 446,666 megawatt hours. The megawatt hours sourced by the provider primarily came from megawatt hours that they purchased on wholesale channels. They purchased 480,467 wholesale megawatt hours. In 2020, the company had revenue of $54,638,000 from retail electricity sales.

The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer of Cherokee Electric Cooperative is $144.89 per month. The provider currently does not generate their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices and then resell it at a higher rate to end users.

Energy Loss

Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Cherokee Electric Cooperative recently reported an annual loss of roughly 6.93% of the electricity that they generate. The state average for energy loss is 4.12% and the US average is 2.76%. This gives Cherokee Electric Cooperative a ranking of 42nd best out of 60 electricity companies in Alabama and 1275th best out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

Cherokee Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Cherokee Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.133/kWh$159.87/mo.$144.30/mo.
2010th13.29¢Cherokee Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2479th$144.89Average monthly electricity bill for Cherokee Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Cherokee Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1550 Clarence East Chesnut Jr Bypass
    Centre, Alabama 35960
    United States of America
  • CEO:Randal Wilkie

Cherokee Electric Cooperative Contact

Cherokee Electric Cooperative Service

  • Outage Phone:256-927-5524

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Energy Loss

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


Total Energy Loss


1275 National Rank

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Cherokee Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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

Cherokee Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Calhoun County116,441414.17$164.80/mo
Cherokee County24,971213.91$156.78/mo
DeKalb County71,608411.32$129.95/mo
Etowah County103,436214.51$168.37/mo

Cities Cherokee Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

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

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Cherokee Electric Cooperative FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Cherokee Electric Cooperative?

Randal Wilkie is the CEO of Cherokee Electric Cooperative.

How many counties does Cherokee Electric Cooperative provider electricity in?

Cherokee Electric Cooperative sells electricity in 4 counties.

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

Customers of Cherokee Electric Cooperative, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for Cherokee Electric Cooperative customers each month?

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Cherokee Electric Cooperative is $144.89. The state average bundled bill is $159.22 and the nationwide average is $159.22.

What cities does Cherokee Electric Cooperative have customers in in?

Cherokee Electric Cooperative has customers in 9 cities throughout the US.

What is the phone number for Cherokee Electric Cooperative?

Cherokee Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (256) 927-5524

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-09