Aiken County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Aiken County produces 10.2 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 446th highest county in the US for non-renewable generation per capita.

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Renewable electricity sources account for 12.91%, or 258,401.1 megawatt hours, of Aiken County’s total energy generation.

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Residents in Aiken County pay $148.79 per month for residential electricity, compared to the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

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The burning of natural gas in Aiken County yields a total of 1,734,998.65 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 246th out of 3220 counties in the US.

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Aiken County has recently seen an increase in electricity production from solar energy of 24.94% year over year.

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Aiken County has seen a decrease of 12.69% in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation during the past year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,623,114 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,001,213 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    258,401 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,742,812 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    11.71 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,043,231,695 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,105.34 kg

Aiken, SC Electric Overview

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Aiken's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 13.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.72% higher than the average South Carolina rate of 12.76 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $148.81 per month. Customers in Aiken experience 1.16 electrical outages each year with outages lasting an average of 127.95 minutes.

For every person in the city there are 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 59th worst in South Carolina out of 397 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 121,455,723.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Aiken

Aiken residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
282nd13.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Aiken
327th$148.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Aiken Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70151.05No DataIcon representing missing value.609,74883,563,100
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000

Zips with electric coverage in Aiken, South Carolina include: 29803, 29801, 29851

North Augusta, SC Electric Overview

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North Augusta has an average residential electricity rate of 13.70 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.85% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $148.29 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city pay 23.33% more compared to other residents in the US. With 1,256 residential customers, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

North Augusta emits 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 15th worst polluting city out of 397 cities in the state. With total emissions of 90,714,607.31 kilograms, the city ranks 23rd worst in South Carolina for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 351,668.45 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Augusta

North Augusta residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.050/kWh$251.72/mo.$68.33/mo.
278th13.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of North Augusta
323rd$148.29Average residential monthly electricity bill for North Augusta Residents

Electric Companies With Service in North Augusta, South Carolina

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Aiken Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70151.05No DataIcon representing missing value.609,74883,563,100
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172

Zips with electric coverage in North Augusta, South Carolina include: 29841, 29860, 29842

Belvedere CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Belvedere CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 13.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.19% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $148.81 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city pay 23.76% more compared to other residents in the US. With 207 residential customers, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Belvedere CDP is tied for last in the country for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating within the city. Approximately 20,837,273.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city from electricity consumption each year.. Averaging 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 59th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Belvedere CDP

Belvedere CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
282nd13.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Belvedere CDP
327th$148.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Belvedere CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Belvedere CDP, South Carolina

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Aiken Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70151.05No DataIcon representing missing value.609,74883,563,100
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000

Energy Production in Aiken County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Aiken County, South Carolina

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Aiken County SC Natural Gas 1,742,044755,054,402.38433.43No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shaw Creek Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Aiken County SC Solar 168,140No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Savannah River Site Biomass CogenU S Department of Energy (100.00%)
Aiken County SC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 91,029127,754,9211,403.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Aiken County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 8th worst ranked county out of 46 counties in South Carolina, Aiken County releases 1,043,231,695.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The county also ranks 1033rd worst in emissions per person in the county, averaging 6,105.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per person in the county. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Power facilities in the county primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 86.70% of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Combined with Solar (8.40%) and Wood/Wood Waste Solids (4.13%), these three fuel types make up 1,985,833.52 megawatt hours (or 99.23%) of the electricity generation in the county. There are 3 power producing plants in Aiken County, which is the 785th most power plants in a county in the United States and equates to the 1786th highest number of power plants per capita.

NATURAL GAS
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Natural Gas
86.70%
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Solar
8.40%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
4.13%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.39%
TIRE-DERIVED FUELS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Tire-derived Fuels
0.38%

Aiken County, South Carolina Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Aiken County include Dominion Energy, Aiken Electric Cooperative, and Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative Regulations put in place at the state level are commendable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 electricity providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these 3 companies is 3.74%. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Aiken County a rank of 11th best in the state out of 46 counties.

Providers In Each City in Aiken County:

  • Aiken, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Burnettown, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Jackson, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 53.38%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 46.62%
  • Monetta, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 38.14%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 23.72%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 38.14%
  • New Ellenton, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • North Augusta, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 49.13%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 1.74%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 49.13%
  • Perry, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Ridge Spring, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Salley, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Wagener, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Windsor, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Aiken County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity provider in Aiken County, South Carolina by total customer count is Dominion Energy.

How many power plants are within Aiken County, South Carolina?

Aiken County, South Carolina has 3 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Aiken County, South Carolina?

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1Dominion Energy59,765
2Aiken Electric Cooperative21,760
3Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative2,628

How many electric companies offer service in Aiken County, South Carolina?

Aiken County, South Carolina has 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16