Black Hills Electric Cooperative

Black Hills Electric Cooperative serves 4 counties in South Dakota including Pennington County, Lawrence County, Custer County, and Fall River County. On recent government reports, the company showed a total of 10,463 electricity customers. This total is made up of 0.83% industrial properties, 17.78% commercial accounts and 81.39% residential accounts. Black Hills Electric Cooperative bills their customers a residential electricity rate of 14.61 cents per kilowatt hour on average. Regrettably for their customers, this rate is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 12.18 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Of the 163,518 megawatt hours Black Hills Electric Cooperative sold and dispossessed, 151,309 were from sales to end users and 648 were through wholesale channels. During the same timeframe, the provider obtained 163,518 megawatt hours by way of the wholesale market. The total revenue for the company in 2020 from electricity sales was $22,343,300, with $21,369,100 coming from retail sales to end users and $46,200 from wholesale electricity sales.

About Black Hills Electric Cooperative

The state average monthly residential electric bill is $123.4, while the Black Hills Electric Cooperative average is 34.42% higher at $164.79 per month. Black Hills Electric Cooperative is the 24th ranked company in the state for average monthly bill total. Electricity sales have contributed to an increase in CO2 pollution of 5.64% during the course of the past year. The provider is not associated with any power plants and all of the megawatt hours that they sell to their customers must be purchased from other companies.

Black Hills Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Black Hills Electric Cooperative is one of 5 electric providers in South Dakota who offer net metering to their consumers. Net metering allows residents to sell kilowatt hours back to their provider, which makes the installation of solar and other alternative electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

Companies routinely submit reports for energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Black Hills Electric Cooperative recently reported a loss of 6.62% of the electricity production amount. These averages enable us to compare and contrast the infrastructure efficiencies of the numerous suppliers who operate throughout the nation. Black Hills Electric Cooperative has received a rank of 1st worst out of 20 providers who report energy loss in the state and 171st worst out of 3511 in the country.

Black Hills Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Black Hills Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.181/kWh$0.113/kWh$214.19/mo.$126.39/mo.
1343rd14.61¢Black Hills Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1475th$164.79Average monthly electric bill for Black Hills Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Black Hills Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:25191 Cooperative Way
    Custer, South Dakota 57730
    United States of America
  • CEO:Walker Witt

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Quick Facts About Black Hills Electric Cooperative

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Emitting 69,794,454.12 kilograms of CO2, Black Hills Electric Cooperative ranks as the 1399th highest polluting electricity provider in the country out of the 3511 we follow.

Energy Loss

Black Hills Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

10,820MWh

171 National Rank

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Black Hills Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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South Dakota10,46322,112,23116100%

Black Hills Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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Custer County8,972414.62$143.01/mo
Fall River County6,713314.63$142.76/mo
Lawrence County25,844214.83$134.66/mo
Pennington County113,775414.38$130.34/mo

Cities Black Hills Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Buffalo Gap, SD
  • Custer, SD
  • Edgemont, SD
  • Fairburn, SD
  • Hermosa, SD
  • Hill City, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Keystone, SD
  • Lead, SD
  • Oelrichs, SD
  • Pringle, SD
  • Rapid City, SD

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

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Black Hills Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bill for Black Hills Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Black Hills Electric Cooperative currently has an average monthly electric bill of $164.79, compared to the South Dakota average of $123.40 and the national of $123.40.

How many counties does Black Hills Electric Cooperative have customers in in?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Black Hills Electric Cooperative including, South Dakota.

What is the average electricity rate for Black Hills Electric Cooperative customers?

Consumers of Black Hills Electric Cooperative, on average, have an electricity rate 14.61 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Who is the CEO of Black Hills Electric Cooperative?

Black Hills Electric Cooperative’s current CEO is Walker Witt.

What is the phone number for Black Hills Electric Cooperative?

The Black Hills Electric Cooperative phone number is (605) 673-4461.

What cities does Black Hills Electric Cooperative offer service in?

Black Hills Electric Cooperative supplies to 12 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13