Berkeley County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Berkeley County produces 10,249,448.99 megawatt hours from coal each year. That is 44.97 megawatt hours per person in the county and makes Berkeley County the 2nd highest ranked county out of 46 counties in South Carolina for electricity production from coal per capita.

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Berkeley County is ranked as the 8th largest consuming county out of 46 counties in the state with over 3,400,000 megawatt hours being consumed by customers who live there.

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While the national average residential electricity rate sits at 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Berkeley County’s average is 6.84% below that at 12.53 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Berkeley County consumes about 31.68% of the production put out by their power generation facilities.

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Berkeley County produces the 2nd highest average of electricity per capita from natural gas out of 46 counties in South Carolina, with the fuel accounting for 44.97 megawatt hours a year per person.

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Berkeley County has seen a 37.25% rise in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production throughout the last year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,498,677 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,045,263 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    760,288 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    10,284,975 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    48.46 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,132,099,261 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    13,742.88 kg

Goose Creek, SC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.67 cents per kilowatt hour for Goose Creek, which is 0.68% less than South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents. This means the city is 184th out of 397 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Santee Cooper is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count. The city experiences an average of 1.16 power outages per consumer a year. These outages are on average 127.95 minutes. In contrast, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes an outage.

Goose Creek has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 166,230,914.35 kilograms, which is 8th highest in the state out of 397 cities. The city averages 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 15th highest city in South Carolina in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Goose Creek

Goose Creek residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.095/kWh$216.60/mo.$93.24/mo.
184th12.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Goose Creek
157th$134.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Goose Creek Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Goose Creek, South Carolina

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Berkeley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.36159.45No DataIcon representing missing value.1,409,255188,241,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.33113.19No DataIcon representing missing value.1,965,271222,742,991

Zips with electric coverage in Goose Creek, South Carolina include: 29483, 29445, 29461, 29406, 29456, 29410

Hanahan, SC Electric Overview

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Hanahan's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.57 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.50% below South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents and 6.56% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in Hanahan experience 1.16 power outages a year with outages lasting on average 127.95 minutes. Santee Cooper sells 30,290.06 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity suppliers.

Hanahan is the 20th worst ranked city in South Carolina out of 397 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 96,436,739.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hanahan

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.089/kWh$215.51/mo.$88.21/mo.
175th12.57¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hanahan
113th$130.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hanahan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hanahan, South Carolina

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Berkeley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.36159.45No DataIcon representing missing value.1,409,255188,241,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.33113.19No DataIcon representing missing value.1,965,271222,742,991

Zips with electric coverage in Hanahan, South Carolina include: 29445, 29406, 29410

Moncks Corner, SC Electric Overview

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Moncks Corner has an average residential electricity rate of 12.52 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.90% below the average South Carolina price of 12.76 cents and 6.94% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The city generates over 0 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 30th most in total production for any city in the state. The city has a ranking of 31st in South Carolina out of 397 cities for renewable energy generation per capita, with 0.37 megawatt hours being produced per resident in the city.

Moncks Corner's main fuel type consumed for electricity production is Landfill Gas. They generate 3,925 megawatt hours from this fuel source. The city residents average 4,173.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them 6th worst in the state out of 397 in this category. This adds up to total emissions of 44,837,102.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 51st highest for total emissions in South Carolina. Moncks Corner is home to one electricity generation plant, which is 12th most in South Carolina and 37th highest when counting plants per citizen.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Moncks Corner

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.115/kWh$206.54/mo.$97.07/mo.
171st12.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Moncks Corner
215th$137.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Moncks Corner Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

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Berkeley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.36159.45No DataIcon representing missing value.1,409,255188,241,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.33113.193,9251,965,271222,742,991

Energy Production in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Berkeley County, South Carolina

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Berkeley County SC Coal 7,296,3407,121,849,729.47976.09YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Berkeley County SC Coal 2,988,6352,762,824,881.12924.44YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Berkeley County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 489,597No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Berkeley County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 258,271No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Berkeley County SC Solar 8,495No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Berkeley County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Moncks Corner SC Landfill Gas 3,9253,307,798.82842.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 3,132,099,261.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in Berkeley County because of electricity use. The county also ranks 171st highest in emissions per person in the county, averaging 13,742.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two metrics. Around 92.79% of electricity in Berkeley County comes from production using Coal. Conventional Hydroelectric and Distillate Fuel Oil have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Conventional Hydroelectric is used to make 747,868 megawatt hours (6.77%) of electricity generation and Distillate Fuel Oil accounts for 32,311.56 megawatt hours (0.29%) of total production in the county. Berkeley County has 6 power plants in the county. This is the 398th most power plants within a county and the 1588th highest number of plants per resident, out of 3220 counties, in the United States.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
92.79%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
6.77%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.29%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.08%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
0.04%
OTHER
Other
0.03%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Berkeley County include Santee Cooper, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, and Dominion Energy Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and South Carolina has above average regulations for consumers interested in purchasing solar.

Energy Loss

Berkeley County has 3 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 2.49%. With a state average energy loss of 2.76%, Berkeley County is the 2nd best county in South Carolina for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Berkeley County:

  • Bonneau, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 100.00%
  • Goose Creek, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 42.85%
    • Dominion Energy: 42.87%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 14.27%
  • Hanahan, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 49.46%
    • Dominion Energy: 49.47%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 1.07%
  • Jamestown, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 50.00%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 44.04%
    • Dominion Energy: 11.91%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 44.04%
  • St. Stephen, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 92.32%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 7.68%

* 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 Berkeley County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity provider in Berkeley County, South Carolina by total revenue is Santee Cooper.

How many power plants are in Berkeley County, South Carolina?

There are 6 active electricity plants in Berkeley County, South Carolina

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

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1Santee Cooper73,392
2Berkeley Electric Cooperative73,171
3Dominion Energy27,729

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

There are 3 electricity providers operating in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16