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North Carolina Electricity Rates & Consumption

Electricity Rates in NC

^ The average residential electricity rate in North Carolina is 10.91¢/kWh, which ranks 32nd in the U.S. [1]

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Electricity Consumption in NC

^ Electricity consumption by North Carolina residents averages 1077 kWh per month, which ranks 15th in the nation.[1]

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Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in North Carolina

Residential electricity bills in North Carolina


  • Residential electricity bills in NC [1]
    • The average monthly residential electricity bill in North Carolina is $117, which ranks 14th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity bill in North Carolina is 9.35% greater than the national average monthly bill of $107.
    • Average monthly residential electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $75 to $203.

Residential electricity rates in North Carolina


  • Residential electricity rates in NC [1]
    • Residential electricity rates in North Carolina average 10.91¢/kWh, which ranks the state 32nd in the nation.
    • The average residential electricity rate of 10.91¢/kWh in NC is 8.16% less than the national average residential rate of 11.88¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢/kWh to 37.34¢/kWh.

Residential electricity consumption in North Carolina


  • Residential electricity consumption in NC [1]
    • Residential electricity consumption in North Carolina averages 1,077 kWh/month, which ranks 15th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity consumption in NC is 19.27% greater than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.
    • Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254 kWh/mo.
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Commercial Electricity Rates & Consumption in North Carolina

Commercial electricity bills in North Carolina


  • Commercial electricity bills in NC [2]
    • The average monthly commercial electricity bill in North Carolina is $515, which ranks 32nd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity bill in North Carolina is 18.12% less than the national average monthly bill of $629.
    • Average monthly commercial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $334 to $3,288.

Commercial electricity rates in North Carolina


  • Commercial electricity rates in NC [2]
    • Commercial electricity rates in North Carolina average 8.66¢/kWh, which ranks the state 34th in the nation.
    • The average commercial electricity rate of 8.66¢/kWh in NC is 14.17% less than the national average commercial rate of 10.09¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of commercial electricity rates in the U.S. is 6.86¢/kWh to 34.88¢/kWh.

Commercial electricity consumption in North Carolina


  • Commercial electricity consumption in NC [2]
    • Commercial electricity consumption in North Carolina averages 5,941 kWh/month, which ranks 23rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity consumption in NC is 4.76% less than the national average consumption of 6,238 kWh/month.
    • Monthly commercial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 3,244 kWh/mo. to 27,352 kWh/mo.

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Industrial Electricity Rates & Consumption in North Carolina

Industrial electricity bills in North Carolina


  • Industrial electricity bills in NC [3]
    • The average monthly industrial electricity bill in North Carolina is $13,843, which ranks 16th in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity bill in North Carolina is 84.99% greater than the national average monthly bill of $7,483.
    • Average monthly industrial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $1,285 to $993,225.

Industrial electricity rates in North Carolina


  • Industrial electricity rates in NC [3]
    • Industrial electricity rates in North Carolina average 6.42¢/kWh, which ranks the state 28th in the nation.
    • The average industrial electricity rate of 6.42¢/kWh in NC is 3.75% less than the national average industrial rate of 6.67¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of industrial electricity rates in the U.S. is 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.

Industrial electricity consumption in North Carolina


  • Industrial electricity consumption in NC [3]
    • Industrial electricity consumption in North Carolina averages 215,535 kWh/month, which ranks 16th in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity consumption in NC is 92.17% greater than the national average consumption of 112,158 kWh/month.
    • Monthly industrial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 18,333 kWh/mo. to 18,198,000 kWh/mo.

Household Income in North Carolina

Income Breakdown in North Carolina [4]


Income Summary for North Carolina


    • Household income: The state of North Carolina has a median household income is $51,416, versus $58,522 for the U.S.[4]
    • Compared to the U.S.: Median household income in North Carolina is approximately 12 percent less than the median income for the U.S. as a whole.[4]
    • Poverty level: Approximately 17 percent of households in NC have incomes below the poverty level.[4]
    • Electric bills: The average residential electricity bill in North Carolina is about $117/month, ranking 14th in the U.S. and 9.35% greater than the national average of $107.[5]

Household Income: North Carolina vs. Nation [4]



Additional information about North Carolina

About North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has a population of approximately 9,535,483, ranking 8th in the nation.[6]

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More about North Carolina utilities

For more information about North Carolina electricity, or for additional resources regarding electricity & utilities in your state, visit the Energy Information Administration.

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Lighting accounted for approximately 13 percent of total U.S. residential electricity consumption in 2011.

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References

1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

2. ^ U.S. Department of Energy

3. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

4. ^ United States Census Bureau

5. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau