Summary of Electricity Activity in North Carolina

Summary of North Carolina Generation

North Carolina is ranked #9 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Apr 2024.

Companies on File390
Plants on File1,114
Total Generation9.42G MMBtu
Total Sales 9.81G kWh
Total Revenue $1.15B

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Overall National Rank

#9 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

140.2 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

1.3 G MMBtu

Electric Companies in North Carolina

390

North Carolina
Power Plants

1,114

Natural Gas Rank

#12

Coal Rank

#15

Nuclear Rank

#6

Hydroelectric Rank

#10

Wind Rank

#30

Solar Rank

#6

Monthly Net Generation for North Carolina

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential3.85G kWh14.98 cents/kWh$576.88M
Commercial3.76G kWh10.68 cents/kWh$401.21M
Industrial2.20G kWh7.64 cents/kWh$168.31M
Transportation965.08k kWh10.27 cents/kWh$99.14k
Total9.81G kWh11.68 cents/kWh$1.15B

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in North Carolina

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#14AshevilleDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Arden, North Carolina3.9 TWhApr 1964Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 99.7%
#4Belews CreekDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCBelews Creek, North Carolina8.8 TWhJul 1974Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 64.4% Bituminous Coal : 35.6%
#2Brunswick NuclearDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Southport, North Carolina17.1 TWhOct 1975Apr 2024 Nuclear
#13BuckDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCSalisbury, North Carolina3.9 TWhOct 2011Apr 2024 Natural Gas
#22CheoahBrookfield Smoky Mountain Hydropower LPTapoco, North Carolina563.6 GWhAug 1949Dec 2022 Water
#17Cleveland Cnty Generating FacilitySouthern Power CoKings Mountain, North Carolina1.3 TWhNov 2012Dec 2022 Natural Gas : 99.9%
#12Dan RiverDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCEden, North Carolina4.0 TWhNov 2012Apr 2024 Natural Gas
#20Desert Wind Farm, LLCAvangrid Renewables LLCHertford, North Carolina575.0 GWhNov 2016Apr 2024 Wind
#18Fontana DamTennessee Valley AuthorityFontana Dam, North Carolina1.1 TWhDec 1944Dec 2022 Water
#5HarrisDuke Energy Progress - (NC)New Hill, North Carolina8.8 TWhApr 1987Apr 2024 Nuclear
#24International Paper Riegelwood MillInternational Paper Co-RiegelwoodRiegelwood, North Carolina400.9 GWhNov 1951Apr 2024 Black Liquor : 87.1% Natural Gas : 12.9%
#8James E. Rogers Energy ComplexDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCCliffside, North Carolina6.1 TWhMay 1972Apr 2024 Bituminous Coal : 55.0% Natural Gas : 44.8%
#15Kings Mountain Energy CenterCarolina Power Partners, LLCKings Mountain, North Carolina3.6 TWhJul 2018Apr 2024 Natural Gas
#11L V Sutton Combined CycleDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Wilmington, North Carolina4.3 TWhOct 2013Apr 2024 Natural Gas
#7Lee Combined Cycle PlantDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Goldsboro, North Carolina6.6 TWhNov 2012Apr 2024 Natural Gas
#6Marshall (NC)Duke Energy Carolinas, LLCTerrell, North Carolina7.5 TWhFeb 1965Apr 2024 Bituminous Coal : 54.8% Natural Gas : 45.2%
#16MayoDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Roxboro, North Carolina1.3 TWhFeb 1983Apr 2024 Bituminous Coal : 98.8% Distillate Fuel Oil : 1.2%
#1McGuireDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCHuntersville, North Carolina21.0 TWhAug 1981Apr 2024 Nuclear
#23Narrows (NC)Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLCBadin, North Carolina453.9 GWhJun 1917Dec 2022 Water
#19Rockingham County CT StationDuke Energy Carolinas, LLCReidsville, North Carolina899.2 GWhMay 2000Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 98.3% Distillate Fuel Oil : 1.7%
#10RowanSouthern Power CoSalisbury, North Carolina4.5 TWhMar 2001Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 99.6%
#9RoxboroDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Semora, North Carolina5.5 TWhApr 1966Apr 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.5% Distillate Fuel Oil : 0.5%
#3Sherwood H Smith Jr Energy ComplexDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Hamlet, North Carolina8.9 TWhApr 2001Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 99.8%
#21Wayne CountyDuke Energy Progress - (NC)Goldsboro, North Carolina574.3 GWhApr 2000Dec 2022 Natural Gas : 89.1% Distillate Fuel Oil : 10.9%

Electricity Generation by North Carolina Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#74Alamance County, NC1165.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh60.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#84Alexander County, NC322.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh22.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#19Anson County, NC11703.7 GWh383.3 GWh0.0 Wh198.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#27Beaufort County, NC11540.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh272.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#63Bertie County, NC688.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh88.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#18Bladen County, NC20705.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh705.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#2Brunswick County, NC617.1 TWh925.5 MWh0.0 Wh11.6 GWh17.1 TWh
#13Buncombe County, NC93.9 TWh3.9 TWh0.0 Wh7.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#69Burke County, NC1074.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh21.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#39Cabarrus County, NC9277.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh215.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#62Caldwell County, NC488.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh23.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#66Camden County, NC476.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh76.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#79Caswell County, NC434.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh34.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#8Catawba County, NC218.0 TWh3.4 TWh0.0 Wh345.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#64Chatham County, NC1781.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh75.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#44Cherokee County, NC4224.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh4.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#76Chowan County, NC641.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh41.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#78Clay County, NC240.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#3Cleveland County, NC3311.3 TWh7.7 TWh0.0 Wh264.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#28Columbus County, NC23524.6 GWh51.6 GWh0.0 Wh123.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#22Craven County, NC13639.3 GWh35.2 GWh0.0 Wh71.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#37Cumberland County, NC18284.0 GWh21.0 GWh0.0 Wh261.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#29Currituck County, NC5466.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh466.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#88Dare County, NC2752.6 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#55Davidson County, NC8139.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#68Davie County, NC1075.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh75.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#34Duplin County, NC46358.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh358.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#77Durham County, NC541.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh28.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#23Edgecombe County, NC11629.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh629.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#58Forsyth County, NC696.3 GWh2.3 GWh0.0 Wh12.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#41Franklin County, NC16259.9 GWh0.0 Wh11.1 GWh248.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#33Gaston County, NC18385.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh102.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#81Gates County, NC330.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh30.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#17Graham County, NC2736.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#67Granville County, NC1176.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh76.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#83Greene County, NC625.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh25.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#75Guilford County, NC1856.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh44.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#14Halifax County, NC241.1 TWh23.1 GWh0.0 Wh399.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#60Harnett County, NC1595.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh95.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#21Haywood County, NC3645.7 GWh53.7 GWh0.0 Wh2.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#80Henderson County, NC433.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh11.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#31Hertford County, NC18409.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh409.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#82Hoke County, NC529.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh29.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#89Hyde County, NC2143.0 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#54Iredell County, NC8147.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh19.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#51Jackson County, NC5165.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#49Johnston County, NC36206.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh197.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#45Jones County, NC11223.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh223.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#65Lee County, NC976.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh76.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#35Lenoir County, NC21314.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh312.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#50Lincoln County, NC7177.2 GWh-883.8 MWh0.0 Wh17.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#48Macon County, NC3213.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#87Madison County, NC32.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh1.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#26Martin County, NC18548.1 GWh18.5 GWh0.0 Wh178.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#1Mecklenburg County, NC721.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.2 GWh21.0 TWh
#24Montgomery County, NC14611.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh288.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#61Moore County, NC1294.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh94.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#25Nash County, NC40561.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh561.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#12New Hanover County, NC54.3 TWh4.3 TWh0.0 Wh3.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#30Northampton County, NC17461.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh461.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#72Onslow County, NC1269.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh55.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#70Orange County, NC773.4 GWh20.0 GWh0.0 Wh34.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#85Pamlico County, NC220.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh20.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#71Pasquotank County, NC373.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh73.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#38Pender County, NC9279.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh279.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#20Perquimans County, NC10673.9 GWh0.0 Wh575.0 GWh98.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#10Person County, NC116.8 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh42.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#73Pitt County, NC1368.7 GWh8.0 MWh0.0 Wh64.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#86Polk County, NC212.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#56Randolph County, NC22109.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh109.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#4Richmond County, NC179.3 TWh9.1 TWh0.0 Wh152.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#32Robeson County, NC51398.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh397.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#11Rockingham County, NC195.0 TWh4.9 TWh0.0 Wh55.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#7Rowan County, NC178.5 TWh8.4 TWh0.0 Wh96.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#42Rutherford County, NC19253.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh249.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#57Sampson County, NC18101.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh101.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#36Scotland County, NC20291.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh291.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#16Stanly County, NC10741.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh162.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#6Stokes County, NC79.0 TWh5.7 TWh0.0 Wh141.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#59Surry County, NC995.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh89.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#15Swain County, NC11.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#53Union County, NC8148.4 GWh87.8 MWh0.0 Wh148.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#46Vance County, NC20217.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh217.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#5Wake County, NC169.0 TWh132.4 GWh0.0 Wh54.4 GWh8.8 TWh
#43Warren County, NC15240.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh240.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#40Washington County, NC3270.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh270.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#9Wayne County, NC407.5 TWh7.1 TWh0.0 Wh251.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#47Wilson County, NC16215.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh214.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#52Yadkin County, NC9161.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh161.7 GWh0.0 Wh

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#6Alabama151.4 TWh102
#35Connecticut43.3 TWh212
#49Delaware5.3 TWh42
#51District of Columbia200.6 GWh20
#2Florida279.3 TWh407
#8Georgia146.2 TWh314
#5Illinois197.7 TWh484
#18Indiana97.9 TWh266
#25Kentucky67.8 TWh84
#38Maryland38.8 TWh242
#41Massachusetts20.9 TWh695
#23New Jersey69.5 TWh470
#10New York135.6 TWh1,115
#7Ohio149.4 TWh289
#3Pennsylvania251.2 TWh365
#47Rhode Island9.1 TWh114
#14South Carolina109.5 TWh295
#19Tennessee86.6 TWh114
#16Virginia101.3 TWh308
#31West Virginia55.4 TWh64

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Apr 2024