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 73,874 customers (68,221 residential properties, 5,623 commercial accounts and 30 industrial properties) receive electricity from the supplier. Rutherford Electric has an average residential electricity rate of 11.06 cents per kilowatt hour . This is below both the North Carolina and nationwide average rates of 11.28 and 14.11 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. In 2020 they sold 94.45% of their megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 1,343,242 megawatt hours were purchased on wholesale channels. In 2020, the company had revenue of $136,836,500 from retail electricity sales.

The North Carolina average monthly residential power bill is $120.22, while the Rutherford Electric average is 4.26% higher at $125.59 per month. Rutherford Electric is the 61st 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 5.47% 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 1019th best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the United States.

Rutherford Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.095/kWh$169.68/mo.$98.10/mo.
938th11.06¢Rutherford Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2002nd$125.59Average monthly electricity 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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Energy Loss

Rutherford Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1019 National Rank

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Rutherford Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Carolina73,874134,294,57312100%

Rutherford Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Burke County87,570610.60$114.45/mo
Catawba County160,610510.63$114.48/mo
Cleveland County99,519510.47$110.37/mo
Gaston County227,943610.73$114.19/mo
Lincoln County86,810410.65$116.84/mo
McDowell County44,578210.51$113.51/mo
Mitchell County14,903312.19$115.96/mo
Polk County19,328210.56$114.69/mo
Rutherford County64,444410.49$112.03/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 11.06 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 $125.59, compared to the North Carolina average of $120.22 and the nationwide of $120.22 for bundled service.

How many counties does Rutherford Electric sell electricity to?

Rutherford Electric sells electricity to customers in 9 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.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-08-01