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Rutherford Electric

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About Rutherford Electric

Rutherford Electric is an electric cooperative. The largest city serviced by the supplier is Gastonia, but the company also provides electricity to 17 cities in North Carolina. A total of 75,740 customers (69,985 residential properties, 5,723 commercial accounts and 32 industrial properties) receive electricity from the supplier. Rutherford Electric has an average residential electricity rate of 13.95 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the company ranking 22nd out of 108 providers in the state and 1669th out of 2892 in the country. There were a total of 1,325,702 megawatt hours sold through retail sales in 2022 by the company. The electricity sourced by the company is made up primarily of megawatt hours they acquired via the wholesale market. Of the electricity sourced whole purchased made up 100.00%. The revenue for Rutherford Electric for 2022 from electricity sales was $150,638,000, with $145,559,000 from retail sales to end users.

The North Carolina average monthly residential power bill is $136.29, while the Rutherford Electric average is 12.95% higher at $153.83 per month. Rutherford Electric is the 66th ranked supplier in the state for average monthly bill amount. Electricity generation is not handled in house at the company, as they purchase power at wholesale rates and then resell to their customers.

Rutherford Electric Net Metering

Consumers of Rutherford Electric can take advantage of net metering, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unneeded wattage into the grid.

Energy Loss

Companies routinely submit reports for energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Rutherford Electric recently reported a loss of 6.37% of the electricity generation total. These averages enable us to compare and contrast the grid efficiencies of the suppliers who operate throughout the United States. Rutherford Electric has received a rank of 1158th best out of 3517 suppliers who report energy loss in the United States.

Rutherford Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Rutherford Electric residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.164/kWh$0.095/kWh$193.68/mo.$98.10/mo.
1669th13.95¢Rutherford Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2335th$153.83Average monthly electricity bill for Rutherford Electric's residential customers

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Rutherford Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:518 Hepzibah Church Road
    Crouse, North Carolina 28033
    United States of America
  • CEO:Curtis Wynn

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Energy Loss

Rutherford Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1158 National Rank

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Rutherford Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Carolina75,740171,010,04910100%

Rutherford Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Avery County17,747414.27$130.16/mo
Burke County87,881513.10$135.26/mo
Caldwell County80,492413.83$126.55/mo
Catawba County163,462512.72$130.19/mo
Cleveland County100,670512.89$128.18/mo
Gaston County234,215613.09$133.26/mo
Lincoln County93,095413.09$137.26/mo
McDowell County44,527213.00$133.60/mo
Mitchell County14,951315.33$137.85/mo
Polk County19,413213.07$135.58/mo

Cities Rutherford Electric Has Coverage

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

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Rutherford Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Rutherford Electric?

You can reach Rutherford Electric by phone via (704) 435-5401.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Rutherford Electric customers?

The average bundled price of electricity for customers of Rutherford Electric is 13.95 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

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

Rutherford Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $153.83, compared to the North Carolina average of $136.29 and the nationwide of $136.29 for bundled service.

How many counties does Rutherford Electric sell electricity to?

Rutherford Electric sells electricity to customers in 11 counties throughout the nation.

Who is the CEO of Rutherford Electric?

Curtis Wynn is the current CEO of Rutherford Electric.

What cities does Rutherford Electric provider electricity in?

Rutherford Electric provides electricity to 17 cities in the nation including North Carolina.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-05-30