Beaufort County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Beaufort County generates 0.01% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to -0 megawatt hours per resident and ranks Beaufort County as the 20th highest county out of 46 counties in the state for non-renewable production per capita each year.

The county is ranked as the 1154th largest producer of electricity out of 3221 counties in the US for total electricity generation, producing 179,013 megawatt hours.

With a state average residential electricity bill of $143.67, Beaufort County citizens, on average, pay about 6.20% more than other citizens in the state.

Beaufort County has a population of 187,117 citizens.

Beaufort County has achieved a 22.71% rise in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production throughout the past year.

Power facilities in Beaufort County have accomplished a 127.03% decline in the usage of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity generation over the course of the previous year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,966,848 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    179,013 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    179,033 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -20 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.96 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    726,744,627 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,883.9 kg

Hilton Head Island, SC Electricity Overview

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Hilton Head Island's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 2.97% less than the state's average price of 13.30 cents. The city is the 21st highest generating city out of 475 cities in the state, averaging -0 megawatt hours produced per resident. The city deals with an average of 1.16 power outages per consumer per year. These outages are an average of 127.95 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes each outage.

Electricity use in Hilton Head Island results in the release of 155,482,591.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 12th largest amount in South Carolina out of 475 cities. More importantly, the city averages 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's emission levels. They rank as the 6th highest in South Carolina in this category. The city has one electricity generation plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.088/kWh$221.83/mo.$112.54/mo.
268th12.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hilton Head Island
281st$145.67Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hilton Head Island Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000
Palmetto Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED11.49138.98950,368109,182,036

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Bluffton, SC Electricity Overview

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Bluffton's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.59 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 9.70% more than the state's average price of 13.30 cents. Customers in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $153.63. This is 6.93% higher than the South Carolina average bill of $143.67. Selling an estimated 88,966.87 megawatt hours, Dominion Energy is the largest provider in the city.

Electricity providers suppliers who provide service in Bluffton must rely on electricity produced in neighboring towns and rural areas, because zero power generation occurs within the city. Emitting 114,424,882.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the city ranks 17th worst out of 475 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. This total equates to 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, so the city ranks 6th highest in the state for pollution per capita.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bluffton

Bluffton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.179/kWh$0.055/kWh$248.48/mo.$78.25/mo.
330th14.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bluffton
308th$153.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bluffton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bluffton, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000
Palmetto Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED11.49138.98950,368109,182,036

Zips with electric coverage in Bluffton, South Carolina include: 29910, 29909, 29927

Port Royal, SC Electricity Overview

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Port Royal's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 12.46% more than the state's average price of 13.30 cents. Customers in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $155.36. This is 8.14% higher than the South Carolina average bill of $143.67. Selling an estimated 26,875.28 megawatt hours, Dominion Energy is the largest provider in the city.

Electricity providers suppliers who provide service in Port Royal must rely on electricity produced in neighboring towns and rural areas, because zero power generation occurs within the city. Emitting 58,706,950.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the city ranks 42nd worst out of 475 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. This total equates to 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, so the city ranks 339th highest in the state for pollution per capita.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Port Royal

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
353rd14.96¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Port Royal
338th$155.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Port Royal Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Port Royal, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000

Zips with electric coverage in Port Royal, South Carolina include: 29906, 29909, 29902, 29907, 29935, 29905

Electricity Production in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Beaufort County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Beaufort County SC Solar 154,255
Beaufort County SC Solar 24,778
Hilton Head Island SC Distillate Fuel Oil -20847,731.77-42,386.59

Beaufort County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 3 power producing plants in Beaufort County, which is the 734th highest number of power plants in a county in the US. The county emits 3,883.9 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 32nd highest polluting county out of 46 counties in the state and 2082nd out of 3221 counties nationally. With total emissions of 726,744,626.54 kilograms, the county ranks 12th highest in South Carolina and 469th in the US for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county's pollution levels. Beaufort County's power plants mainly use Solar, which accounts for 100.01% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the county.

SOLAR
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100.01%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.01%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electricity companies in Beaufort County offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, South Carolina has pretty good net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Beaufort County is about 4.04% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Beaufort County a rank of 23rd best in South Carolina out of 46.

Power Companies in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Beaufort County:

  • Beaufort, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Bluffton, South Carolina:
    • Palmetto Electrictric Cooperative: 10.56%
    • Dominion Energy: 89.44%
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 40.85%
    • Palmetto Electrictric Cooperative: 59.15%
  • Port Royal, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Beaufort County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity supplier in Beaufort County, South Carolina by megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy.

What electricity companies offer service in Beaufort County, South Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy33,217
2Palmetto Electrictric Cooperative13,046

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

There are 2 electricity suppliers operating in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

How many power plants are located within Beaufort County, South Carolina?

There are 3 power plants located in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-27