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Electricity In South Carolina
- Total Consumption78,563,246 MWh / 15.26 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions21,044,493,784 kg
- Total Production99,591,650 MWh / 19.34 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Carolina
South Carolina residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
Energy Profile of South Carolina
South Carolina's Electricity Prices and Usage
South Carolina has an average electricity rate of 12.64 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 5.17% below the nationwide average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks South Carolina as the 28th lowest priced state in the nation based on average electricity rate. Even though there are 49 electricity providers who operate in South Carolina, the electricity market is regulated and customers usually have only one or two provider choices determined by their home address. As the 33rd highest polluting state based on emissions per capita from electricity use, South Carolina customers account for emissions of 4,087.33 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases each. South Carolina has had a 6.44% rise in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production over the previous 12 months. Consumers living in the state average an annual per capita consumption of 15.26 megawatt hours of electricity. With annual production of 99,591,650.36 megawatt hours, the state of South Carolina is the 14th largest generator of electricity in the country.
Electricity Providers in South Carolina
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Duke Energy Carolinas||11.23||121.9||6,797,035||763,101,552||32,419,188.94||1,022,431,238.01|
|Duke Energy Progress||11.82||148.3||2,098,844||247,979,583||6,022,005||1,745,707,501.33|
|Berkeley Electric Cooperative||13.32||162.83||1,432,342||190,803,000||1,012,886,478.33|
|Palmetto Electrictric Cooperative||11.60||147.05||984,169||114,135,273||412,193,597.94|
|Horry Electric Cooperative||13.84||157.67||969,760||134,203,000||323,957,434.86|
|Blue Ridge Electric Coop||14.86||156.48||775,346||115,224,400||291,815,816.71|
|York Electric Cooperative||12.17||135.6||767,397||93,376,000||286,724,202.52|
|Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative||12.98||155.65||760,029||98,657,000||279,255,805.26|
|Laurens Electric Cooperative||13.32||149.6||717,189||95,547,000||292,285,655.27|
Power Plants in South Carolina
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
OconeeDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
CatawbaDuke Energy Carolinas (19.25%)North Carolina Municipal Power Agency #1 (37.50%)North Carolina Electric Member Cooperative (30.75%)Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (12.50%)
V C SummerSouth Carolina Public Service Authority (33.33%)Dominion Energy (66.67%)
CrossSouth Carolina Public Service Authority (100.00%)
H B RobinsonDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
W S LeeDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
JasperDominion Energy (100.00%)
John S RaineySouth Carolina Public Service Authority (100.00%)
WinyahSouth Carolina Public Service Authority (100.00%)
WilliamsSouth Carolina Genertg Co Inc (100.00%)
South Carolina uses non-renewable fuels to generate 18.1 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 7th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita.
Residents in South Carolina deal with an average of 0.68 outages lasting 78.57 minutes each year, compared to the national averages of 1.13 outages at 127.16 minutes per outage.
South Carolina is the 23rd largest state by population in the United States, with 5,148,714 citizens residing within the state's borders.
Nuclear plants in South Carolina combine to create 56.04% of the electricity produced in the state, which is 55,811,392 megawatt hours each year.
Dominion Energy is the largest electricity supplier in South Carolina when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
As the 9th highest generator of solar energy in the country, South Carolina produces 2,057,344.94 megawatt hours.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Abbeville County||24,527||19 providers||1||13.02||$129.04/mo|
|Aiken County||170,872||12 providers||2||13.48||$152.15/mo|
|Allendale County||8,688||10 providers||4||13.81||$161.15/mo|
|Anderson County||202,558||16 providers||11||13.43||$138.60/mo|
|Bamberg County||14,066||7 providers||1||13.86||$160.90/mo|
|Barnwell County||20,866||8 providers||4||13.85||$161.16/mo|
|Beaufort County||192,122||6 providers||4||12.76||$147.96/mo|
|Berkeley County||227,907||11 providers||6||12.99||$146.84/mo|
|Calhoun County||14,553||12 providers||5||13.57||$155.51/mo|
|Charleston County||411,406||9 providers||2||13.11||$147.12/mo|
|Cherokee County||57,300||12 providers||7||12.59||$137.83/mo|
|Chester County||32,244||12 providers||3||12.66||$137.26/mo|
|Chesterfield County||45,650||11 providers||1||12.87||$146.85/mo|
|Clarendon County||33,745||11 providers||4||12.67||$152.90/mo|
|Colleton County||37,677||8 providers||1||14.30||$165.36/mo|
|Darlington County||66,618||9 providers||6||12.82||$156.19/mo|
|Dillon County||30,479||8 providers||12.62||$155.39/mo|
|Dorchester County||162,809||8 providers||1||13.30||$151.16/mo|
|Edgefield County||27,260||14 providers||12.73||$136.65/mo|
|Fairfield County||22,347||14 providers||4||12.79||$140.82/mo|
|Florence County||138,293||9 providers||8||12.85||$162.37/mo|
|Georgetown County||62,680||8 providers||2||12.50||$148.52/mo|
|Greenville County||523,542||13 providers||5||13.09||$134.77/mo|
|Greenwood County||70,811||14 providers||3||12.91||$129.19/mo|
|Hampton County||19,222||9 providers||4||13.66||$160.33/mo|
|Horry County||354,081||9 providers||4||12.45||$143.01/mo|
|Jasper County||30,073||8 providers||5||12.92||$150.61/mo|
|Kershaw County||66,551||11 providers||2||12.64||$142.75/mo|
|Lancaster County||98,012||14 providers||1||12.47||$140.10/mo|
|Laurens County||67,493||16 providers||1||13.42||$134.86/mo|
|Lee County||16,828||10 providers||5||12.58||$144.94/mo|
|Lexington County||298,750||10 providers||9||13.29||$150.05/mo|
|Marion County||30,657||9 providers||2||12.64||$149.90/mo|
|Marlboro County||26,118||8 providers||1||12.69||$155.71/mo|
|McCormick County||9,463||16 providers||1||12.77||$128.31/mo|
|Newberry County||38,440||16 providers||13.36||$139.67/mo|
|Oconee County||79,546||14 providers||4||13.62||$129.80/mo|
|Orangeburg County||86,175||16 providers||11||13.53||$156.66/mo|
|Pickens County||126,884||9 providers||2||13.23||$134.47/mo|
|Richland County||415,759||14 providers||4||12.98||$145.67/mo|
|Saluda County||20,473||14 providers||2||12.93||$137.87/mo|
|Spartanburg County||319,785||12 providers||11||12.96||$136.71/mo|
|Sumter County||106,721||11 providers||12.29||$145.74/mo|
|Union County||27,316||14 providers||5||13.27||$141.60/mo|
|Williamsburg County||30,368||8 providers||1||12.69||$159.18/mo|
|York County||280,979||18 providers||4||12.36||$131.11/mo|
The state of South Carolina’s power producing plants primarily use Nuclear, which makes up 56.04% (or 55,811,392 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the state. Natural Gas and Coal make up the next highest amounts at 22.49% and 14.97% respectively. Coming in at 28th worst in the US, the state releases 21,044,493,783.73 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production a year. This total also results in a ranking of 33rd highest in the country for pollution per resident. South Carolina has 168 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 20th highest number of plants within a single state and the 26th highest number of plants per citizen in the US.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in South Carolina
Where does South Carolina get its electricity?
Natural Gas and Coal also make up 22.49% and 14.97% respectively.
How much does electricity cost in South Carolina?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 12.64 cents in South Carolina in 2021.