Dorchester County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Dorchester County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Dorchester County is the 1439th highest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3221 counties in the country, with a population of 161,540 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 142,665.

Dorchester County generates 142,665 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuel sources. This ranks Dorchester County 17th out of 46 counties in South Carolina for total sustainable electricity production.

When calculating by total customers, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity company in Dorchester County.

On average, Dorchester County residents are responsible for 5,300.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, making it the 1412th highest polluting county based on per capita pollution.

The nationwide average residential rate per kilowatt hour is 13.99 cents, while residents of Dorchester County pay an average rate of 6.77% more than the national average at 14.94 cents per kilowatt hour.

With a state average residential electricity bill of $143.67, Dorchester County citizens pay about 13.83% more than other residents per month for electricity.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,561,310 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    142,665 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    142,665 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.88 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    856,175,935 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,300.09 kg

Summerville, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents living in Summerville are paying an average residential electricity rate of 14.23 cents per kilowatt hour . This is higher than both the state and United States average prices of 13.30 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $149.53 per month, while the state average is $143.67. The city experiences an average of 1.16 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages last on average of 127.95 minutes. In contrast, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes an outage.

As the 7th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in South Carolina, Summerville releases 210,201,431.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the city ranks 6th highest in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per citizen. In Summerville, there are no power generating plants. The citizens must depend on power generated outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Summerville

Summerville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.169/kWh$0.072/kWh$238.98/mo.$99.78/mo.
313th14.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Summerville
301st$149.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Summerville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Summerville, 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
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

Zips with electric coverage in Summerville, South Carolina include: 29483, 29485, 29414, 29456

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Ladson CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents living in Ladson CDP are paying an average residential electricity rate of 13.39 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the city at 286th out of 475 cities in the state. Selling an estimated 16,347.7 megawatt hours, Santee Cooper is the largest supplier in the city. Consumers in Ladson CDP deal with 1.16 power outages a year with outages lasting an average of 127.95 minutes.

As the 37th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in South Carolina, Ladson CDP releases 64,197,825.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the city ranks 6th highest in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per citizen. In Ladson CDP, there are no power generating plants. The citizens must depend on power generated outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ladson CDP

Ladson CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.095/kWh$220.81/mo.$98.29/mo.
286th13.39¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ladson CDP
208th$140.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ladson CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ladson CDP, 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
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

Zips with electric coverage in Ladson CDP, South Carolina include: 29483, 29485, 29456

St. George, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents living in St. George are paying an average residential electricity rate of 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour . This is higher than both the state and United States average prices of 13.30 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $155.36 per month, while the state average is $143.67. The city experiences an average of 1.16 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages last on average of 127.95 minutes. In contrast, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes an outage.

As the 198th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in South Carolina, St. George releases 7,608,784.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the city ranks 6th highest in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per citizen. In St. George, there are no power generating plants. The citizens must depend on power generated outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. George

St. George 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 St. George
338th$155.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. George Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. George, 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

Electricity Production in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Dorchester County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dorchester BiomassDorchester Biomass LLC (100.00%)
Dorchester County SC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 142,665226,408,8121,587

Dorchester County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 11th highest ranked county out of 46 counties in the state, Dorchester County emits 856,175,934.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use a year. More telling of the county's pollution reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 5,300.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 10th ranked county in South Carolina and 1412th nationally for CO2 emissions released per capita. Wood/Wood Waste Solids makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity production in Dorchester County. Dorchester County has one electricity plant.

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Dorchester County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Dorchester County selling electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of South Carolina has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Dorchester County is 3.95%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Dominion Energy, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, and Edisto Electric Cooperative. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the South Carolina average is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 976th best in the United States and a state rank of 21st best out of 3221 and 46 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Dorchester County:

  • Harleyville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Reevesville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Ridgeville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 96.46%
    • Edisto Electric Cooperative: 3.54%
  • St. George, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Summerville, South Carolina:
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 15.53%
    • Santee Cooper: 13.55%
    • Dominion Energy: 70.92%

* 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 Dorchester County, South Carolina?

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

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

There is one active electricity plant located in Dorchester County, South Carolina

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

There are 3 electricity companies offering service in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy34,988
2Berkeley Electric Cooperative4,811
3Edisto Electric Cooperative3,708

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-27