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Sullivan County, Tennessee Electricity Overview

Natural gas accounts for 49.23% of the electricity production in Sullivan County, resulting in a rank of 5th in the state out of 95 counties for natural gas generation.

Roughly 79.43% of Sullivan County's electricity is produced using non-renewable fuel types, making it the 443rd highest ranked county in the nation out of 3221 counties for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable sources.

Sullivan County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 27.31% below the US average, at 10.17 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents.

Sullivan County produces 269,897 megawatt hours from hydroelectric facilities in the last 12 months, which gives them a rank of 149th highest out of 3221 counties in the country for total hydroelectric production.

Sullivan County uses 68.39% more megawatt hours than it produces.

With 29.36% of Sullivan County's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 185th out of 3221 counties in the country in total megawatt hours generated from coal.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,293,513 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.5 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,362,003 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    280,219 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,081,784 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.61 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    687,445,863 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,346.44 kg

Kingsport, TN Electricity Overview

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Kingsport's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.36% below the average Tennessee rate of 11.39 cents, a welcome situation for citizens of the city. There has been a 3.13% drop in usage of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuels in Kingsport. Citizens of Kingsport use 66.06% of the megawatt hours produced within the city limits and the additional 33.94% can be exported or potentially stored.

Coming in as the 10th worst ranked city out of 505 cities in Tennessee, Kingsport emits 262,072,189.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 4,726.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 4th highest in Tennessee for emissions per capita. Electricity producing plants in the city primarily use Natural Gas, which accounts for 55.10% (or 670,509.82 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the city. Other fuel types used include Coal at 32.86% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 10.26%. There are 3 power producing plants in Kingsport, which is the highest number of plants in a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kingsport

Kingsport residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.082/kWh$220.53/mo.$88.27/mo.
48th10.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kingsport
232nd$131.07Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kingsport Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kingsport, Tennessee

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
BrightRidgeBUNDLED11.64137.42985,085114,645,000
Kingsport PowerBUNDLED10.14130.76656,12366,524,214

Zips with electric coverage in Kingsport, Tennessee include: 37660, 37664, 37659, 37857, 37617, 37663, 37665

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Bristol, TN Electricity Overview

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Bristol's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.68% below the average Tennessee rate of 11.39 cents, a welcome situation for citizens of the city. Bristol TN Electric is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Electricity consumption in Bristol has byproducts of 122,871,240.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 27th highest amount of any city in the state. This total equates to 4,526.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, ranking the city 16th highest in Tennessee for emissions per capita. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bristol

Bristol residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.106/kWh$0.089/kWh$218.90/mo.$89.07/mo.
26th10.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bristol
197th$129.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bristol Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bristol, Tennessee

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bristol TN ElectricBUNDLED9.98128.26451,94745,087,000
Kingsport PowerBUNDLED10.14130.76656,12366,524,214

Zips with electric coverage in Bristol, Tennessee include: 37620, 37617, 37618

Bloomingdale CDP, TN Electricity Overview

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Bloomingdale CDP's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.14 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.97% below the average Tennessee rate of 11.39 cents, a welcome situation for citizens of the city. Kingsport Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Electricity consumption in Bloomingdale CDP has byproducts of 40,364,155.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 71st highest amount of any city in the state. This total equates to 4,526.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, ranking the city 16th highest in Tennessee for emissions per capita. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bloomingdale CDP

Bloomingdale CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.081/kWh$220.71/mo.$86.63/mo.
31st10.14¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bloomingdale CDP
213th$130.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bloomingdale CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bloomingdale CDP, Tennessee

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kingsport PowerBUNDLED10.14130.76656,12366,524,214

Electricity Production in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Power Plants in Sullivan County, Tennessee

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Tennessee Eastman OperationsEastman Chemical Company (100.00%)
Kingsport TN Natural Gas 1,092,106396,695,946.32363.24
Sullivan County TN Conventional Hydroelectric 145,055
Kingsport TN Conventional Hydroelectric 124,842

Sullivan County, Tennessee Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Sullivan County is the 494th worst ranked county in the country when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 687,445,863.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Averaging 4,346.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the county ranks 1930th worst for emissions per capita. Over 49.23% of electricity in Sullivan County comes from generation using Natural Gas. Coal and Conventional Hydroelectric are the second and third most used fuels for electricity generation. Coal is used to make 399,836.03 megawatt hours (29.36%) of electricity production and Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 269,897 megawatt hours (19.82%) of total production in the county. Sullivan County has the 566th most power producing plants of any county in the nation, with 3 total power plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
49.23%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
29.36%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
19.82%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
0.80%
SLUDGE WASTE
Sludge Waste
0.76%
OTHER
Other
0.04%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Net Metering

Out of the 4 companies in Sullivan County, only one of them offers net metering to their customers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Tennessee has nonexistent laws and regulations for consumers interested in purchasing solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Sullivan County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 5.07% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Tennessee average is 2.57%, resulting in a rank of 1864th best in the United States and a state rank of 50th best out of 3221 and 95 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Providers In Each City in Sullivan County:

  • Bluff City, Tennessee:
    • Elizabethon Electric: 1.11%
    • BrightRidge: 3.88%
    • Bristol TN Electric: 44.56%
    • Kingsport Power: 50.45%
  • Bristol, Tennessee:
    • Kingsport Power: 50.55%
    • Bristol TN Electric: 49.45%
  • Kingsport, Tennessee:
    • Kingsport Power: 50.44%
    • BrightRidge: 4.67%
    • Appalachian Power Company: 44.89%
  • Watauga, Tennessee:
    • Kingsport Power: 2.23%
    • BrightRidge: 2.86%
    • Elizabethon Electric: 94.91%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Sullivan County, Tennessee?

The largest electricity company in Sullivan County, Tennessee by total customer count is Bristol TN Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Sullivan County, Tennessee?

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

How many power plants are within Sullivan County, Tennessee?

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to 3 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Sullivan County, Tennessee?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Bristol TN Electric34,087
2Kingsport Power16,602
3BrightRidge9,234
4Elizabethon Electric1,034

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-24