Fairfield County, South Carolina Electric Profile

Fairfield County ranks 782nd out of 3220 counties in the United States for total natural gas production, with 4,319.29 megawatt hours produced using the source.

Roughly 100.73% of Fairfield County’s electricity is produced using non-renewable fuel types, making it the 81st highest ranked county out of 3220 counties in the county for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuel sources.

At an average residential rate of 12.62 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Fairfield County enjoy a 6.18% discount from the national average.

Fairfield County is the 43rd worst polluting county in South Carolina based on pollution per capita.

As the 3rd largest producer of electricity out of 46 counties in the state, Fairfield County generates 16,757,284 megawatt hours of electricity.

Fairfield County is the 52nd largest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 3220 counties in the country, with a population of 22,347 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 16,757,284.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    343,056 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    16,757,284 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    -122,512 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    16,879,796 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    749.87 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    99,141 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4.44 kg

Winnsboro, SC Electric Overview

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Winnsboro has an average residential electricity price of 12.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.48% more than the average South Carolina price of 12.76 cents and 3.74% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Winnsboro, South Carolina Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers. Customers in the city are faced with 1.08 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting around 104.63 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Winnsboro is home to zero power producing plants. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. The city averages 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. A total of 12,818,368.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Winnsboro

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.077/kWh$217.06/mo.$99.09/mo.
202nd12.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winnsboro
196th$137.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Winnsboro Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Winnsboro, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.588,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.016,711,103748,852,172
Fairfield ElectricBUNDLED13.03151.47400,06652,140,000
Winnsboro, South Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED14.11144.8132,116.444,531,852.09

Winnsboro Mills CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Winnsboro Mills CDP's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.55% below South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents and 5.66% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in Winnsboro Mills CDP experience 1.16 power outages a year with outages lasting on average 127.95 minutes. Winnsboro, South Carolina Electric Utility sells 12,246.68 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity suppliers.

Electricity use in Winnsboro Mills CDP creates 9,202,931.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 166th most of any city in South Carolina. The city also ranks 257th worst in South Carolina in pollution per resident, averaging 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 35,676.51 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Winnsboro Mills CDP

Winnsboro Mills CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.077/kWh$217.06/mo.$99.09/mo.
185th12.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winnsboro Mills CDP
159th$134.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Winnsboro Mills CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Winnsboro Mills CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.588,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.016,711,103748,852,172
Winnsboro, South Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED14.11144.8132,116.444,531,852.09

Ridgeway, SC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.47 cents per kilowatt hour for Ridgeway, which is 2.26% less than South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents. This means the city is 164th out of 397 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. With 29 residential customers, Dominion Energy is the largest vendor in the city. Ridgeway is the 320th largest city in the state, with a population of 307.

Ridgeway 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 1,215,705.62 kilograms, which is 304th 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 257th highest city in South Carolina in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ridgeway

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.077/kWh$217.06/mo.$99.09/mo.
164th12.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ridgeway
129th$132.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ridgeway Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ridgeway, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.588,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.016,711,103748,852,172

Energy Production in Fairfield County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Fairfield County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Fairfield County SC Nuclear 8,437,270
Fairfield County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 34,851
Fairfield County SC Natural Gas 5,2564,842,735.4921.37
Fairfield Pumped StorageDominion Energy (100.00%)
Fairfield County SC Conventional Hydroelectric -157,363

Fairfield County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Fairfield County results in the release of 99,140.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is 2902nd highest in the US out of 3220 counties and 43rd highest in South Carolina out of 46 counties. The county also ranks 2900th highest in pollution per resident, averaging 4.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per person in the county. About 100.70% of electricity in Fairfield County comes from generation using Nuclear. Taken together with Natural Gas (0.03%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.01%), these three fuel types make up 16,879,796 megawatt hours (or 100.73%) of the county electricity generation. Fairfield County is home to 4 electricity generation plants, which is the 19th highest number of plants within a county in South Carolina and the 7th highest rate of plants per person out of the state's 3220 counties.

NUCLEAR
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Nuclear
Nuclear
100.70%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.03%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
-0.73%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Fairfield County include Duke Energy Carolinas, Dominion Energy, and Fairfield Electric The state of South Carolina has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Fairfield County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 3.75% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Fairfield County a rank of 913th best in the country out of 3220.

Power Companies in Fairfield County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Fairfield County:

  • Jenkinsville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Ridgeway, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Winnsboro, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 33.61%
    • Winnsboro, South Carolina Electric Utility: 27.13%
    • Fairfield Electric: 5.66%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.61%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Fairfield County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity company in Fairfield County, South Carolina by total customer count is Dominion Energy.

How many power plants are located in Fairfield County, South Carolina?

There are 4 electricity plants located in Fairfield County, South Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Dominion Energy42,886
2Duke Energy Carolinas38,722
3Fairfield Electric13,689

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

Fairfield County, South Carolina is home to 3 electricity companies serving consumers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29