Rutherford Electric

Rutherford Electric supplies electricity to 8 counties and is considered an electricity cooperative. The residential electricity rate for consumers of Rutherford Electric is, on average, 11.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.40% lower than the national average rate of 13.45 cents. The company had sales of 1,268,637 megawatt hours in 2020 via retail sales. The electricity sourced by Rutherford Electric is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 1,343,242 megawatt hours procured by the company. In 2020, the company made a total of $140,261,600 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 97.56% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

About Rutherford Electric

The US average monthly residential electric bill is $120.24, while the Rutherford Electric average is 8.98% higher at $131.04 per month. Rutherford Electric ranks 1130th in the nation for average monthly bill amount. The supplier does not have ownership in any power plants and all of the electricity that they sell to their consumers must be purchased from other providers. Over the previous 12 months the company's electricity sales efforts were responsible for an increase in CO2 emission amounts of 2.30%.

Rutherford Electric Net Metering

Luckily, Rutherford Electric offers net metering options to their customers. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often too expensive for citizens. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra megawatt hours back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable .

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a fact of life when dealing with electricity transmission. Rutherford Electric currently averages a loss of around 5.47% of the electricity they generate. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 34th best out of 54 companies who report energy loss in the state.

Rutherford Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.095/kWh$169.51/mo.$102.35/mo.
796th11.65¢Rutherford Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1130th$131.04Average monthly electric bill for Rutherford Electric's residential customers

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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Quick Facts About Rutherford Electric

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Rutherford Electric emits 575,546,100.16 kilograms of CO2 from megawatt hours sold, which makes it the 12th worst polluting provider in North Carolina out of 54.

Energy provider of the year for North Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Residential Electricity Rate
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Energy provider of the year for North Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Residential Electricity Rate
North Carolina, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Rutherford Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss


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Rutherford Electric State Coverage

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North Carolina72,601139,469,23613100%

Rutherford Electric County Coverage

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Burke County90,485411.15$111.40/mo
Catawba County159,551310.57$112.56/mo
Cleveland County97,947411.93$127.11/mo
Gaston County224,529411.01$114.68/mo
Lincoln County86,111310.79$117.43/mo
McDowell County45,756310.96$118.03/mo
Polk County20,724311.88$127.63/mo
Rutherford County67,029411.79$126.53/mo

Cities Rutherford Electric Has Coverage

  • Belwood, NC
  • Bessemer City, NC
  • Casar, NC
  • Cherryville, NC
  • Chimney Rock Village, NC
  • Columbus, NC
  • Dallas, NC
  • Dellview, NC
  • Fallston, NC
  • Gastonia, NC
  • Glen Alpine, NC
  • High Shoals, NC
  • Kings Mountain, NC
  • Kingstown, NC
  • Lake Lure, NC
  • Lawndale, NC
  • Lincolnton, NC
  • Maiden, NC
  • Marion, NC
  • Morganton, NC
  • Newton, NC
  • Polkville, NC
  • Ranlo, NC
  • Rutherfordton, NC
  • Saluda, NC
  • Shelby, NC
  • Waco, NC

* 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 average bill for Rutherford Electric customers each month?

Consumers of Rutherford Electric pay, on average, a monthly bill of $131.04.

What is the average electricity rate for Rutherford Electric customers?

Rutherford Electrics current average electricity rate is 11.65 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average North Carolina rate of 11.43 cents and the average national rate of 13.45 cents.

How many counties does Rutherford Electric sell electricity in?

There are 8 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Rutherford Electric including, North Carolina.

What is the phone number for Rutherford Electric?

Rutherford Electric's customer service phone number is (704) 435-5401

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 in 27 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25