Black Hills Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Black Hills Energy

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About Black Hills Energy

With headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota, Black Hills Energy provides electricity to 4 states throughout the US. Currently, 221,892 customers are supplied electricity by the provider. These customers are a mix of 85.60% residential locations, 14.36% commercial customer accounts and 0.04% industrial properties. Black Hills Energy bills their patrons a residential electricity rate of 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour on average, which is 11.69% below the national average price of 15.59 cents. This makes the provider 1835th out of 2893 suppliers in the country for lowest average electricity price. About 1,492,172 megawatt hours were sold to other providers via the wholesale market in 2022. The electricity sourced by Black Hills Energy is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they generate in their power plants and supplementary megawatt hours acquired on wholesale channels. Of the total electricity sourced by the company, these two categories make up 39.11% and 59.15%, respectively. Their total revenue in 2022 from electricity related activities was $875,714,000, with 10.60% coming from sales to the wholesale market.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Black Hills Energy is $86.29, while the national average is $133.21. They rank 320th in the country out of the 3517 companies we track for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. About 17.15% of the electricity produced by the provider is from wind turbines. The company ranks 136th highest company in the US out of 3517 companies for megawatt hours generated from natural gas.

Black Hills Energy Net Metering

Consumers of Black Hills Energy can take advantage of net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra electricity back to the electricity company, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Black Hills Energy recently reported a loss of 7.42% of the electricity generation amount. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 1293rd best out of 3517 suppliers who report energy loss in the nation.

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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.246/kWh$0.123/kWh$184.44/mo.$68.24/mo.
1835th13.76¢Black Hills Energy's Average residential price per kWh
423rd$86.29Average monthly electricity bill for Black Hills Energy's residential customers

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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 generates 4,056,473.56 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 154th in the United States out of 3517 companies.

Black Hills Energy has the 176th highest total electricity generation in the nation, producing 4,895,943.56 megawatt hours.

Black Hills Energy is the 145th largest provider out of 3517 providers in the United States based on number of customers.

Black Hills Energy ranks 109th in the US out of 3517 electric suppliers in megawatt hours generated from coal use.

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Energy Loss

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


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1293 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 Dakota73,367168,338,789434.38%

Black Hills Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Bent County5,861416.59$122.16/mo
Butte County10,167313.96$166.92/mo
Crowley County6,018216.22$114.50/mo
Custer County8,360213.84$153.93/mo
Custer County4,720317.03$103.66/mo
El Paso County740,567614.78$115.07/mo
Fall River County6,979313.87$149.88/mo
Fremont County49,007516.55$97.89/mo
Laramie County100,723614.75$118.30/mo
Las Animas County14,531518.46$204.50/mo

Power Plants Owned by Black Hills Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Campbell County WY Coal 1,760,3322,099,490,496.21,192.67
Pueblo CO Natural Gas 1,459,566741,503,736.96508.03
Campbell County WY Coal 805,208894,588,874.991,111
Campbell County WY Coal 720,573850,131,118.481,179.8
Campbell County WY Coal 663,943763,303,525.171,149.65
Cheyenne WY Natural Gas 410,243171,674,727.98418.47
Laramie County WY Wind 208,992
Peak View Wind FarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Huerfano County CO Wind 194,686
Busch Ranch II Wind FarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Huerfano County CO Wind 187,312
Northern Iowa WindfarmBlack Hills Energy (100.00%)
Worth County IA Wind 161,270

Black Hills Energy Fuel Makeup

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Cities Black Hills Energy Has Coverage

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Black Hills Energy FAQ:

How many counties does Black Hills Energy have customers in to?

There are 16 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Black Hills Energy.

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

Consumers of Black Hills Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $86.29.

What percentage of Black Hills Energy's electricity is produced using renewable fuel sources?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Black Hills Energy produce 17.15% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

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

The average BUNDLED rate of electricity for consumers of Black Hills Energy is 13.76 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.

What cities does Black Hills Energy provider electricity to?

Black Hills Energy supplies to 51 cities throughout the nation.

Who is the CEO of Black Hills Energy?

The CEO of Black Hills Energy is Linn Evans.

What percentage of Black Hills Energy's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Black Hills Energy generates 82.85% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

Does Black Hills Energy have any subsidiary companies?

Black Hills Energy is a parent company of Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power.

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

Black Hills Energy is associated with or owns 16 power plants.

How many states does Black Hills Energy sell electricity in?

Black Hills Energy offers service in 4 states throughout the nation including Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-01-10