Greenville County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Greenville County is home to 523,542 citizens and its power generation plants generate 42,704 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 0.08 megawatt hours per capita per year.

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While a majority of counties try to reduce non-renewable fuel types, Greenville County’s non-renewable fuel burning for electricity generation has increased by 100.00% over the course of the past year.

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Greenville County is the largest county in South Carolina, with 523,542 residents residing within the county's borders.

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Greenville County’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 7.78% below the US average rate, at 12.40 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

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With total production of 42,704 megawatt hours, Greenville County is ranked 30th highest producer of electricity of all 46 counties in South Carolina for total generation.

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Greenville County's ability to generate 31,639 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 11th highest hydroelectric energy generating county in South Carolina out of 46 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    8,037,070 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    42,704 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    42,703 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.08 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,068,584,108 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,951.13 kg

Greenville, SC Electric Overview

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Greenville's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.72% below South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents and 11.51% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The city saw a rise in the ratio of emissions per person of around 3.52% over the last 12 months. Selling 53,210.34 megawatt hours a year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city.

Electricity use in Greenville creates 268,237,238.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 6th most of any city in South Carolina. Averaging 3,959.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 14th highest in South Carolina for emissions per capita. The top fuel type used in Greenville is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Greenville is home to one electricity producing plant, which is 12th most in South Carolina and 45th most when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Greenville

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
77th11.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Greenville
10th$117.82Average residential monthly electricity bill for Greenville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Greenville, South Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Greer CPWBUNDLED12.65116.63No DataIcon representing missing value.204,12025,814,000

Zips with electric coverage in Greenville, South Carolina include: 29607, 29615, 29605, 29611, 29609, 29601, 29614

Greer, SC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.92 cents per kilowatt hour for Greer, which is 6.59% less than South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents. This means the city is 104th out of 397 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 44,540.87 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other providers. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $118. This is 1.86% below the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

Greer 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 122,180,395.24 kilograms, which is 14th 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 59th highest city in South Carolina in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Greer

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
104th11.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Greer
42nd$118Average residential monthly electricity bill for Greer Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Greer, South Carolina

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Blue Ridge Electric CoopBUNDLED15.27154.02No DataIcon representing missing value.754,062115,116,900
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Greer CPWBUNDLED12.65116.63No DataIcon representing missing value.204,12025,814,000

Zips with electric coverage in Greer, South Carolina include: 29651, 29687, 29650, 29388, 29334, 29365

Mauldin, SC Electric Overview

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Mauldin's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.72% below South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents and 11.51% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.24, while the Mauldin average is 2.01% below at $117.82 per month.

Mauldin is the 18th worst ranked city in South Carolina out of 397 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 99,858,139.19 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 Mauldin

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
77th11.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mauldin
10th$117.82Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mauldin Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mauldin, South Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Greer CPWBUNDLED12.65116.63No DataIcon representing missing value.204,12025,814,000

Zips with electric coverage in Mauldin, South Carolina include: 29681, 29607, 29680, 29662

Energy Production in Greenville County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Greenville County, South Carolina

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Hollidays Bridge HydroNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Greenville County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 13,544No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Saluda DamNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Greenville County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 12,698No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Enoree Phase II Landfill Gas RecoveryEnerdyne Power Systems Inc (100.00%)
Greenville County SC Landfill Gas 10,8026,395,862.24592.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Piedmont Hydro Power ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Greenville County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 5,397No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
White Horse Solar ARPSC Solar 7, LLC (100.00%)
Greenville County SC Solar 262No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Central PlantBob Jones University (100.00%)
Greenville SC Distillate Fuel Oil 12,148.412,148.41No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Greenville County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Greenville County's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. The county produces 74.09% of the total generation in the county from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Landfill Gas at 25.30% and Solar at 0.61% of generation. For every citizen in the county there are 3,951.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 2,068,584,108.32 kilograms, the county ranks 3rd highest in South Carolina and 158th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county’s pollution levels. There are 6 electricity generation plants in Greenville County, which is the 7th most plants in a county in South Carolina and equates to the 40th highest rate of plants per resident in the state.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
74.09%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
25.30%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.61%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%

Greenville County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Greenville County selling electricity. Of those 4, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. South Carolina has commendable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Greenville County that report energy loss, including Greer CPW, Blue Ridge Electric Coop, and Laurens Electric Cooperative. Combined, these 3 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 5.15% of electricity generated. With a United States average energy loss of 2.76%, Greenville County is ranked as the 2176th best county in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Greenville County:

  • Fountain Inn, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 15.64%
    • Greer CPW: 32.39%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 42.18%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 9.79%
  • Greenville, South Carolina:
    • Greer CPW: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Greer, South Carolina:
    • Greer CPW: 49.75%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 49.75%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 0.51%
  • Mauldin, South Carolina:
    • Greer CPW: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Simpsonville, South Carolina:
    • Greer CPW: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Travelers Rest, South Carolina:
    • Greer CPW: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%

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

FAQ

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

Greenville County, South Carolina has 6 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas43,621
2Greer CPW16,712
3Blue Ridge Electric Coop10,039
4Laurens Electric Cooperative4,315

What electricity company is the largest provider in Greenville County, South Carolina?

By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Greenville County, South Carolina.

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

Greenville County, South Carolina is home to 4 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16