Black Hills Energy

About Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy has their head offices in Rapid City, South Dakota and supplies electricity in 4 states within the country. Black Hills Energy has an average residential electricity rate of 16.19 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.10% more than the nationwide average of 13.26. The company sold 5,404,573 megawatt hours in 2020 via retail sales. The electricity generated in the company’s power plants made up 41.26% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 59.64%. In 2020, they made a total of $733,320,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 8.65% of their revenue come from sales to the wholesale market.

Consumers of the provider pay an average monthly residential electricity bill of $110.4. This is 6.39% lower than the national average bill of $117.93. The supplier is the 121st highest generator of megawatt hours created using coal out of 3510 electricity companies in the nation. Electricity production plants owned or managed by the provider use non-renewable fuels to generate 83.16% of their total electricity generation, or 3,769,188.36 megawatt hours. They rank 164th out of 3510 companies in the US. Wind turbines owned by the supplier generate 763,337 megawatt hours, which is 16.84% of the total electricity generation by the company.

Black Hills Energy Net Metering

Fortunately, Black Hills Energy allows their customers to participate in net metering programs. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically feasible as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Black Hills Energy recently reported a loss of 4.03% of their electricity production amount. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This results in Black Hills Energy receiving a ranking of 642nd best out of 3510 suppliers in the United States.

Black Hills Energy Rate & Electric Bills

Black Hills Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.246/kWh$0.142/kWh$184.44/mo.$81.36/mo.
2701st16.19¢Black Hills Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1524th$110.4Average monthly electric bill for Black Hills Energy's residential customers

Black Hills Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Subsidiary Company:Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power
  • Headquarters:7001 Mount Rushmore Road
    Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
    United States of America
  • CEO:Linn Evans

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Quick Facts About Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy has the 181st largest total electricity generation in the United States, producing 4,532,525.36 megawatt hours.

Black Hills Energy is the 146th largest provider out of 3510 providers in the nation based on number of customers.

Black Hills Energy produces 763,337 megawatt hours (or 16.84% of their total generation) from the use of sustainable fuel sources in their electricity plants.

Black Hills Energy's electricity production plants produce 1,617,228.41 megawatt hours using natural gas.

Energy provider of the year for Montana, Major Provider Category
Lowest Residential Electricity Rate
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Energy provider of the year for South Dakota, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
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Energy provider of the year for Montana, Major Provider Category
Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
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Energy Loss

Black Hills Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


642 National Rank

Black Hills Energy Energy Makeup

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Black Hills Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
South Dakota71,107208,094,148334.39%

Black Hills Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Bent County5,577216.74$123.40/mo
Butte County10,429414.62$150.59/mo
Converse County13,822410.91$82.33/mo
Crowley County6,061217.00$118.53/mo
Custer County8,972414.62$143.01/mo
Custer County5,068516.92$106.01/mo
El Paso County720,403714.99$123.43/mo
Fall River County6,713314.63$142.76/mo
Fremont County47,839617.31$107.15/mo
Laramie County99,500515.10$122.48/mo

Power Plants Owned by Black Hills Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Campbell County WY Coal 1,748,543.012,149,502,955.81,229.31Yes
Pueblo County CO Natural Gas 1,161,273568,282,787.52489.36
Campbell County WY Coal 843,013938,248,839.681,112.97
Campbell County WY Coal 725,176840,361,997.331,158.84
Campbell County WY Coal 716,789834,921,639.371,164.81
Cheyenne WY Natural Gas 328,240134,954,714.16411.15
Peak View Wind FarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Huerfano County CO Wind 216,916
Busch Ranch II Wind FarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Pueblo County CO Wind 174,984
Laramie County WY Wind 151,572
Northern Iowa WindfarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Worth County IA Wind 128,437

Black Hills Energy Fuel Makeup

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Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Black Hills Energy Has Coverage

  • Albin, WY
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • Boone, CO
  • Box Elder, SD
  • Brookside, CO
  • Buffalo Chip, SD
  • Buffalo Gap, SD
  • Burns, WY
  • Cañon City, CO
  • Central City, SD
  • Cheraw, CO
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Coal Creek, CO
  • Cripple Creek, CO
  • Crowley, CO
  • Custer, SD
  • Deadwood, SD
  • Edgemont, SD
  • Fairburn, SD
  • Faith, SD
  • Florence, CO
  • Fountain, CO
  • Fowler, CO
  • Fruitdale, SD
  • Green Mountain Falls, CO
  • Hermosa, SD
  • Hill City, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Keystone, SD
  • La Junta, CO
  • Lead, SD
  • Manitou Springs, CO
  • Manzanola, CO
  • Monument, CO
  • New Underwood, SD
  • Newell, SD
  • Nisland, SD
  • Oelrichs, SD
  • Olney Springs, CO
  • Ordway, CO
  • Piedmont, SD
  • Pine Bluffs, WY
  • Pringle, SD
  • Pueblo, CO
  • Quinn, SD
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Rockvale, CO
  • Rocky Ford, CO
  • Silver Cliff, CO
  • Spearfish, SD
  • Sturgis, SD
  • Sugar City, CO
  • Summerset, SD
  • Swink, CO
  • Victor, CO
  • Wall, SD
  • Wasta, SD
  • Whitewood, SD
  • Williamsburg, CO

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

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Black Hills Energy FAQ:

What cities does Black Hills Energy supply electricity in?

Black Hills Energy supplies in 59 cities.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Black Hills Energy?

There are 16 power plants associated with or owned by Black Hills Energy.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Black Hills Energy customers?

Consumers of Black Hills Energy, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 16.19 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the phone number for Black Hills Energy?

You can reach Black Hills Energy by phone via (888) 890-5554.

Who is the CEO of Black Hills Energy?

Black Hills Energy’s CEO is Linn Evans.

What percentage of Black Hills Energy’s electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources?

Power facilities owned by or associated with Black Hills Energy produce 16.84% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

What percentage of Black Hills Energy’s electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Black Hills Energy generates 83.16% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

Does Black Hills Energy have any subsidiary companies?

Black Hills Energy owns Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power.

What is the average bundled bill for Black Hills Energy customers each month?

Currently, the average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Black Hills Energy is $110.40. The nationwide average is $117.93 for bundled service.

How many states does Black Hills Energy provider electricity to?

Black Hills Energy offers service to customers in 4 states.

How many counties does Black Hills Energy supply electricity in?

There are 19 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Black Hills Energy including, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-07