Cherokee County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Cherokee County emits 6,743.43 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 830th highest polluting county in the country by per capita emissions.

There was a 15.58% rise in CO2 emissions per capita in the previous 12 months in Cherokee County.

Usage of non-renewable fuel sources has increased by 17.93% within the previous year in Cherokee County power generating plants.

Cherokee County produces 91,353 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Cherokee County 903rd largest producing county in the US out of 3221 counties for total renewable electricity generation.

Averaging generation of 14.97 megawatt hours per resident per year, Cherokee County ranks 14 out of 46 counties in South Carolina in production per capita.

Cherokee County ranks 483rd out of 3221 counties in the US for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuel types, with 749,996.35 of the county's 841,349.35 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    891,337 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    841,349 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    91,353 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    749,996 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    14.97 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    379,088,839 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,743.43 kg

Gaffney, SC Electricity Overview

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On average, Gaffney's residents spend 11.20 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 15.78% less than the average South Carolina price of 13.30 cents and 19.94% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. Gaffney Electric is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers. Customers in Gaffney deal with 0.74 power outages each year with outages lasting on average 32.14 minutes.

Emitting 52,695,886.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Gaffney ranks 51st worst out of 475 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in Gaffney has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gaffney

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
3rd11.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gaffney
107th$120.29Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gaffney Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gaffney, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Gaffney ElectricBUNDLED11.18120.7771,9948,049,000

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East Gaffney CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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On average, East Gaffney CDP's residents spend 11.21 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 15.74% less than the average South Carolina price of 13.30 cents and 19.90% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. Gaffney Electric is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers. Customers in East Gaffney CDP deal with 0.74 power outages each year with outages lasting on average 32.14 minutes.

Emitting 11,898,272.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions, East Gaffney CDP ranks 147th worst out of 475 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in East Gaffney CDP has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in East Gaffney CDP

East Gaffney CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
4th11.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of East Gaffney CDP
104th$120.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for East Gaffney CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in East Gaffney CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Gaffney ElectricBUNDLED11.18120.7771,9948,049,000

Blacksburg, SC Electricity Overview

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On average, Blacksburg's residents spend 11.32 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 14.91% less than the average South Carolina price of 13.30 cents and 19.12% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 144 residential customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $120.8 per month, while the South Carolina average is $143.67. Customers in the city enjoy a 15.92% markdown compared to other citizens of the state.

Emitting 7,798,693.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Blacksburg ranks 197th worst out of 475 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in Blacksburg has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Blacksburg

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
98th11.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Blacksburg
113th$120.8Average residential monthly electricity bill for Blacksburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Blacksburg, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Broad River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.56153.77266,69438,819,700
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618

Electricity Production in Cherokee County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Cherokee County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Broad River Energy CenterBroad River Energy LLC (100.00%)
Cherokee County SC Natural Gas 385,805218,381,556.28566.04
Cherokee County CogenLS Power (100.00%)
Cherokee County SC Natural Gas 364,191.35147,691,448.8405.53
Cherokee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 61,191
Gaston ShoalsNorthbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC (100.00%)
Cherokee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 26,611
Cherokee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 3,551

Cherokee County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Cherokee County results in the release of 379,088,838.78 kilograms of CO2 pollution a year, which is 775th highest amount in the United States out of 3221 counties and 17th highest in South Carolina out of 46 counties. Averaging 6,743.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the county ranks 830th worst for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. About 88.96% of electricity in Cherokee County comes from generation using Natural Gas. Also used is Conventional Hydroelectric at 10.86% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.18%. Cherokee County has 5 electricity generation plants, which is 449th most in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
88.96%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
10.86%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.18%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Net Metering

About 80.00% of the electric companies in Cherokee County offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, South Carolina has above average net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Cherokee County is 4.45%. This includes data from 4 providers, including Broad River Electric Cooperative, Gaffney Electric, and York Electric Cooperative. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 1400th best in the US and a state rank of 31st best out of 3221 and 46 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina is home to 5 power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

There are 5 electricity suppliers offering service in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

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

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-27