Tri-County Electric Cooperative

With their main offices in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, Tri-County Electric Cooperative supplies electricity to 5 counties throughout South Carolina. The company recently reported a total of 18,278 total customers. Exactly 259 of them are industrial accounts, 527 are commercial customers and the rest are residential customers. Tri-County Electric Cooperative has an average residential electricity price of 15.67 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the provider at 50th out of 46 providers in the state and 2808th out of 3510 in the country for average electricity rate. Approximately 295,660 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail accounts in 2020. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. In 2020, the provider made 98.21% of their revenue from retail electricity sales to end users.

About Tri-County Electric Cooperative

The South Carolina average monthly residential electricity bill is $140.03, while the Tri-County Electric Cooperative average is 25.54% higher at $170.74 per month. Tri-County Electric Cooperative ranks 51st in the state for average monthly bill amount. The company currently does not generate any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it to end customers.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is one of 43 electricity providers in the state who offer net metering to their customers. This is a positive for any customer potentially purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unneeded electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

All providers who generate electricity suffer from some energy loss from heat dissipation or other factors. Tri-County Electric Cooperative is no different, as they have a yearly loss of roughly 4.37% of the aggregate electricity they produce. The state of South Carolina has an energy loss average of 2.76% and the countrywide average is 2.76%, giving Tri-County Electric Cooperative a rank of 22nd best out of 46 providers reporting energy loss in South Carolina.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Tri-County Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.153/kWh$178.67/mo.$168.28/mo.
2808th15.67¢Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
3006th$170.74Average monthly electric bill for Tri-County Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:6473 Old State Road
    Saint Matthews, South Carolina 29135
    United States of America
  • CEO:Chad Lowder

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Energy Loss

Tri-County Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

13,521MWh

749 National Rank

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Tri-County Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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South Carolina18,27843,362,00028100%

Tri-County Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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Calhoun County14,553314.58$156.94/mo
Lexington County298,750413.68$148.91/mo
Orangeburg County86,175514.19$155.91/mo
Richland County415,759414.05$152.26/mo
Sumter County106,721412.06$137.11/mo

Cities Tri-County Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Columbia, SC
  • Eastover, SC
  • Elloree, SC
  • Gaston, SC
  • Santee, SC
  • St. Matthews, SC
  • Vance, SC

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

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Tri-County Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bill for Tri-County Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bill of $170.74.

Who is the CEO of Tri-County Electric Cooperative?

Chad Lowder is the current CEO of Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

What is the phone number for Tri-County Electric Cooperative?

The Tri-County Electric Cooperative phone number is (803) 874-1215.

What is the average electricity rate for Tri-County Electric Cooperative customers?

Tri-County Electric Cooperatives current average electricity rate is 15.67 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state rate of 12.76 cents and the average US rate of 13.45 cents.

How many counties does Tri-County Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers service in 5 counties throughout the United States including, South Carolina.

What cities does Tri-County Electric Cooperative provider electricity to?

Tri-County Electric Cooperative supplies in 7 cities in the country including, South Carolina.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25