Black River Electric Cooperative SC

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Black River Electric Cooperative SC Rate & Electric Bills

Black River Electric Cooperative SC residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.119/kWh$167.80/mo.$153.34/mo.
1470th12.02¢Black River Electric Cooperative SC's Average residential price per kWh
2648th$153.34Average monthly electricity bill for Black River Electric Cooperative SC's residential customers

About Black River Electric Cooperative SC

Black River Electric Cooperative SC is an electric cooperative located in Sumter, South Carolina and providing electricity to customers in 4 counties in South Carolina such as the counties of Sumter County, Kershaw County, Clarendon County, and Lee County. There are 29,065 residential customers, 4,053 commercial accounts and 18 industrial customer accounts who are receiving electricity from the company. Black River Electric Cooperative SC bills their patrons a residential electricity rate of 12.02 cents per kilowatt hour on average, which is 7.65% below South Carolina's average price of 13.02 cents and 12.07% less than the US average of 13.67 cents. They sold 675,895 megawatt hours through retail sales in 2020. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 696,505 megawatt hours were acquired on wholesale channels. Their revenue in 2020 from electricity related activities was $77,168,000, with $75,841,800 from retail sales to end users.

The South Carolina average monthly residential electricity bill is $139.01, while the Black River Electric Cooperative SC average is 11.85% higher at $153.34 per month. Black River Electric Cooperative SC ranks 43rd in the state for average monthly bill total. The supplier's consumers are faced with an average of 0.97 power outages per customer a year. These outages are on average 87.45 minutes, while the national average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes each outage. The provider does not have ownership in any electricity generation facilities and all of the megawatt hours that they sell to their customers must be purchased wholesale from other providers.

Black River Electric Cooperative SC Net Metering

Black River Electric Cooperative SC, fortunately, offers net metering options to consumers. Net metering allows individuals to sell kilowatt hours back to their provider, which makes the purchase of solar panels and other electricity sources more economically viable.

Energy Loss

Providers regularly submit data for energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Black River Electric Cooperative SC recently reported a loss of 2.91% of their electricity generation amount. The South Carolina average for energy loss is 2.76% and the United States average is 2.76%. This gives Black River Electric Cooperative SC a ranking of 10th best out of 46 suppliers in the state and 354th best out of 3510 companies in the United States.

Black River Electric Cooperative SC Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1121 North Pike West
    Sumter, South Carolina 29153
    United States of America
  • CEO:Charlie Allen

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Shortest Average Electricity Outages
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Energy Loss

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

-2.91%

Total Energy Loss

20,271MWh

354 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Black River Electric Cooperative SC's Power Outages

87.45 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

0.97 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Black River Electric Cooperative SC State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
South Carolina33,13675,841,80017100%

Black River Electric Cooperative SC County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Clarendon County31,144413.08$160.76/mo
Kershaw County65,403712.65$146.22/mo
Lee County16,531311.77$147.46/mo
Sumter County105,556311.93$148.76/mo

Cities Black River Electric Cooperative SC Has Coverage

  • Mayesville, SC
  • Sumter, SC

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

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Black River Electric Cooperative SC FAQ:

How many counties does Black River Electric Cooperative SC offer service to?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Black River Electric Cooperative SC.

Who is the CEO of Black River Electric Cooperative SC?

The CEO of Black River Electric Cooperative SC is Charlie Allen.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Black River Electric Cooperative SC customers?

The average bundled price of electricity for consumers of Black River Electric Cooperative SC is 12.02 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

When will Black River Electric Cooperative SC power be restored?

Average outage times for Black River Electric Cooperative SC are roughly 87.45 minutes per outage.

What is the phone number for Black River Electric Cooperative SC?

Black River Electric Cooperative SC's customer service phone number is (803) 469-8060

How much is the average bundled bill for Black River Electric Cooperative SC customers each month?

Black River Electric Cooperative SC currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $153.34, compared to the South Carolina average of $139.01 and the United States average of $139.01 for bundled service.

What cities does Black River Electric Cooperative SC have customers in to?

Black River Electric Cooperative SC serves electricity in 2 cities.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01