West River Electric Association: Rates and Coverage Area

West River Electric Association

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About West River Electric Association

West River Electric Association has their head offices in Rapid City, South Dakota and supplies electricity in 10 cities within the state. West River Electric Association has an average residential electricity rate of 13.65 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.65% higher than the state's average price of 12.33 cents. In 2022 they had retail sales of 329,129 megawatt hours. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 349,330 megawatt hours were procured by way of the wholesale market. Their revenue for 2022 from electricity activities was $41,886,000, with 99.95% coming from retail sales to end users.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $124.13, while the West River Electric Association average is 0.48% less at $123.48 per month. This is the 38th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the state. The supplier currently does not generate any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other suppliers and then resell it to end users.

West River Electric Association Net Metering

West River Electric Association offers net metering choices to consumers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused megawatt hours into the grid.

Energy Loss

Losing energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity production business. Electricity providers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. West River Electric Association reported a yearly loss of roughly 5.39% of the electricity that they produce. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 13th best out of 65 providers who report energy loss in South Dakota and 974th best out of 3518 in the US.

West River Electric Association Rate & Electric Bills

West River Electric Association residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.094/kWh$156.54/mo.$80.97/mo.
1794th13.65¢West River Electric Association's Average residential price per kWh
1548th$123.48Average monthly electricity bill for West River Electric Association's residential customers

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West River Electric Association Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:3250 East Highway 44
    Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
    United States of America
  • CEO:Richard Johnson

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Energy Loss

West River Electric Association's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.39%

Total Energy Loss

18,831MWh

974 National Rank

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West River Electric Association State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
South Dakota19,91342,538,2687100%

West River Electric Association County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Jackson County2,868312.22$131.03/mo
Meade County29,561514.00$155.10/mo
Oglala Lakota County13,835411.04$118.97/mo
Pennington County114,461313.56$131.89/mo

Cities West River Electric Association Has Coverage

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

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West River Electric Association FAQ:

Who is the CEO of West River Electric Association?

The CEO of West River Electric Association is Richard Johnson.

What is the phone number for West River Electric Association?

The West River Electric Association phone number is (605) 393-1500.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for West River Electric Association customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for consumers of West River Electric Association is 13.65 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for West River Electric Association customers each month?

Customers of West River Electric Association pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $123.48.

How many counties does West River Electric Association have customers in in?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by West River Electric Association including South Dakota.

What cities does West River Electric Association supply electricity to?

West River Electric Association serves 10 cities in the US.

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2024-04-26