North Carolina electricity rates in December 2017 averaged 10.42 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 17 percent less than the 12.50 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2017.
North Carolina natural gas rates in December 2017 averaged 10.79 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 16 percent more than the 9.33 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2017.
While coal consumption as an electricity source dropped in almost every U.S. state from 2007 to 2015, IN, OH & PA saw the largest decreases.
Duke Energy will purchase pig poop from a facility in eastern North Carolina, which it will use to ultimately generate electricity at multiple power plants in the state.
North Carolina has an estimated population of 9,535,483, which ranks 8th in the nation. 
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For more information about energy in North Carolina, or to learn more about NC energy, visit the EIA.