Lancaster County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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With a population of 98,012 residents, Lancaster County is the 16th most populated county in South Carolina and the 616th largest in the US.

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As the 21st highest generator of solar power in South Carolina, Lancaster County produces 5,689 megawatt hours from solar.

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Residents of Lancaster County consume enough electricity to release 3,431.61 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, compared to the nationwide average of 4,494.55.

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When calculating by total customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Lancaster County.

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During the course of the past year, Lancaster County has experienced a 100.00% increase in production of electricity from solar sources, up from 0 megawatt hours per year to 5,689 megawatt hours a year.

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Lancaster County is home to 98,012 citizens and its power plants generate 200,749 megawatt hours of electricity a year, for a production per capita average of 2.05 megawatt hours per capita per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,504,615 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    200,749 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    200,749 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.05 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    336,338,738 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,431.61 kg

Lancaster, SC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Lancaster is roughly 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.85% lower than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

On average, Lancaster residents emit 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 257th highest polluting city out of 397 cities in South Carolina. This adds up to total emissions of 36,205,851.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 63rd highest for total pollution in South Carolina. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lancaster

Lancaster 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.
210th13.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lancaster
149th$133.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lancaster Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lancaster, South Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Lynches River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.98148.24No DataIcon representing missing value.240,02635,947,000

Springdale CDP, SC Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Springdale CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.41% more than the state's average rate of 12.76 cents and 2.85% lower than the national average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 7,538.82 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than all other suppliers.

Electricity use in Springdale CDP results in 10,200,839.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 157th most of any city in South Carolina. Additionally, the city ranks 59th highest in South Carolina for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not produce any electricity in the city boundaries, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Springdale CDP

Springdale CDP 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.
210th13.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Springdale CDP
149th$133.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Springdale CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Springdale CDP, South Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Lynches River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.98148.24No DataIcon representing missing value.240,02635,947,000

Kershaw, SC Electric Overview

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Kershaw's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.41% more than the average state rate of 12.76 cents and 2.85% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Selling 3,674.13 megawatt hours a year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Kershaw averages 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 59th worst in South Carolina out of 397 cities for emissions efficiency. At 3,959.95 kilograms per person and 1,832 citizens in the city, the city emits 7,254,634.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 187th worst rank in South Carolina for total emissions. The electricity sold in Kershaw has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kershaw

Kershaw 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.
210th13.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kershaw
149th$133.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kershaw Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kershaw, South Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Lynches River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.98148.24No DataIcon representing missing value.240,02635,947,000

Energy Production in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Lancaster County, South Carolina

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Lancaster County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 195,060No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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Lancaster County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 17th highest ranked county out of 46 counties in the state, Lancaster County emits 336,338,737.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per capita CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,431.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 36th highest county in the state and 2279th nationally for CO2 emissions per capita. Over 97.17% of electricity in Lancaster County comes from production using Conventional Hydroelectric. Lancaster County has 2 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 1044th highest number of power plants in a single county and the 1722nd highest number of plants per resident, out of 3220 counties, in the country.

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97.17%
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Solar
2.83%

Lancaster County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Lancaster County supplying 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 viable. Consumers in South Carolina have decent net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Lancaster County is about 5.57% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Lancaster County a rank of 2401st best in the country out of 3220.

Providers In Each City in Lancaster County:

  • Heath Springs, South Carolina:
    • Lynches River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Kershaw, South Carolina:
    • Lynches River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Lancaster, South Carolina:
    • Lynches River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Van Wyck, South Carolina:
    • York Electric Cooperative: 49.15%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.85%

* 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 Lancaster County, South Carolina?

By total customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas30,396
2Lynches River Electric Cooperative6,874
3York Electric Cooperative5,144

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

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

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

Lancaster County, South Carolina is home to 2 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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