Charleston County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Charleston County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

The largest supplier in Charleston County by megawatt hours sold is Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

The 194,819.93 megawatt hours of electricity produced by non-renewable fuel ranks Charleston County at 15th in South Carolina out of 46 counties in non-renewable energy generation.

In the county, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has fallen by 13.58% within the past 12 months.

During the course of the last 12 months Charleston County has experienced a 4.90% decrease in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 171,969.42 megawatt hours produced from using coal to 163,541.22 megawatt hours.

Charleston County has a population of 408,235 citizens.

Charleston County has accomplished a reduction of 1.87% in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production over the previous year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,472,802 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    408,963 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    214,143 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    194,820 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,807,052,063 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,426.5 kg

Charleston, SC Electricity Overview

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Charleston's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 13.97 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.03% more than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This makes the city 301st best for average electricity rate out of 475 cities in South Carolina. There has been a 16.47% increase in the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel sources in Charleston in the previous year. Dominion Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Charleston emits 4,215.74 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city from electricity consumption, which makes it the 2nd highest polluting city out of 475 cities in South Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions of the city from electricity use is 633,317,711.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the largest emissions amount in the state. The city is home to one power generation plant. Charleston has around 96.20% of its electricity produced by Natural Gas.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Charleston

Charleston residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.164/kWh$0.075/kWh$233.09/mo.$100.79/mo.
301st13.97¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Charleston
217th$144.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Charleston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Charleston, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Berkeley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.39156.291,420,968190,197,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.3629,8388,232,3151,231,386,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

Zips with electric coverage in Charleston, South Carolina include: 29445, 29464, 29412, 29414, 29407, 29405, 29455, 29403, 29492, 29401, 29487 and 3 other zip code(s).

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North Charleston, SC Electricity Overview

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North Charleston's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.46% more than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This makes the city 353rd best for average electricity rate out of 475 cities in South Carolina. The city produces about 3.3 megawatt hours per person a year from electricity generating plants located in its borders, which ranks them as the 9th highest generating city in South Carolina out of 475 cities. Dominion Energy is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Around 582,718,027.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in North Charleston because of electricity consumption each year. This total also equates to a ranking of highest in the state for pollution per capita from electricity use. Around 56.48% of electricity in North Charleston comes from generation using Wood/Wood Waste Solids. Coal and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 43.14% and 0.38% of total electricity production, respectively. North Charleston has one electricity plant within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Charleston

North Charleston 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 North Charleston
338th$155.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for North Charleston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in North Charleston, 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 North Charleston, South Carolina include: 29483, 29485, 29414, 29406, 29456, 29405, 29410, 29420, 29418, 29404, 29423

Mount Pleasant, SC Electricity Overview

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Mount Pleasant's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.15% more than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This makes the city 332nd best for average electricity rate out of 475 cities in South Carolina. Dominion Energy has an estimated 2,853 total residential customers, more than any other provider who operates in the city. Consumers in the city are faced with 1.16 electrical outages a year, with outages lasting about 127.95 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Mount Pleasant emits 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city from electricity consumption, which makes it the 6th highest polluting city out of 475 cities in South Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions of the city from electricity use is 374,869,885.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 4th largest emissions amount in the state. All of the electricity consumed in Mount Pleasant has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, because there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mount Pleasant

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.177/kWh$0.065/kWh$248.30/mo.$91.80/mo.
332nd14.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mount Pleasant
443rd$155.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mount Pleasant Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Berkeley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.39156.291,420,968190,197,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000

Zips with electric coverage in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina include: 29464, 29466, 29429

Electricity Production in Charleston County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Charleston County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
KapstoneWestRock North Charleston (100.00%)
North Charleston SC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 379,125207,270,748.42546.71
Charleston SC Natural Gas 29,83820,878,144.53699.72

Charleston County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 1,807,052,062.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Charleston County is the 188th highest in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption. This total also equates to a ranking of 15th highest in the state for pollution per capita with an average of 4,426.5 kilograms of emissions per resident. The top fuel source utilized in Charleston County is Wood/Wood Waste Solids, making up 52.36% of the fuel used in the county for electricity generation. Coal and Natural Gas are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 39.99% and 7.02% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. Charleston County has 2 power producing plants, which is 29th highest in the state.

WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
52.36%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
39.99%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
7.02%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.63%

Charleston County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Charleston County providing electricity. Of those 2, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Charleston County who report energy loss data had an average of 2.88% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. With a state average energy loss of 2.76%, Charleston County is the 6th best county in South Carolina for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Charleston County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Charleston County:

  • Awendaw, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Charleston, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 8.85%
    • Dominion Energy: 67.38%
    • Santee Cooper: 23.77%
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Hollywood, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 95.49%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 4.51%
  • Isle of Palms, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • James Island, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 54.50%
    • Dominion Energy: 45.50%
  • Lincolnville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • McClellanville, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Meggett, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 80.53%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 19.47%
  • North Charleston, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Ravenel, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 69.63%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 30.37%
  • Rockville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Seabrook Island, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 52.33%
    • Dominion Energy: 47.67%
  • Sullivan's Island, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Charleston County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity supplier in Charleston County, South Carolina by total revenue is Dominion Energy.

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

Charleston County, South Carolina has 2 electricity companies operating in the area.

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

There are 2 power plants in Charleston County, South Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy39,881
2Berkeley Electric Cooperative32,244

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-27