Laurens County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Laurens County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

With total generation of 11,328 megawatt hours, Laurens County is the 35th highest generator of electricity in South Carolina out of 46 counties.

Laurens County is ranked as the 696th largest electricity consuming county out of 3221 counties in the US with over 1,000,000 megawatt hours being used by consumers who live there.

Laurens County had a 7.90% increase in CO2 emissions per capita throughout the previous year.

Laurens County emitted 275,883,655.52 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes it the 20th highest polluting county out of 46 counties in the state.

Laurens County averages 0.17 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 31st highest in the statecounties.

Laurens County produces 1.06% of their required electricity and must bring in the additional 98.94% from neighboring counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,070,870 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,328 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,328 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.17 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    275,883,656 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,084.81 kg

Laurens, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Laurens are charged an average residential electricity price of 12.25 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.87% less than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents and 12.42% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. Selling an estimated 109,700.4 megawatt hours per year, Laurens Commission of Public Works is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $123.86, while the Laurens average is 5.24% less at $117.38 per month.

Coming in as the 64th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Laurens emits 38,539,337.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 6th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. In Laurens, there are no electricity producing facilities. The inhabitants must rely on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Laurens

Laurens 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.
247th12.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Laurens
16th$117.38Average residential monthly electricity bill for Laurens Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Laurens, 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
Laurens Commission of Public WorksBUNDLED13.29114.9146,397.876,166,334.81

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Clinton, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Clinton are charged an average residential electricity price of 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.87% more than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents and 2.21% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. Clinton Electric Company is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Coming in as the 78th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Clinton emits 31,512,668.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 339th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. In Clinton, there are no electricity producing facilities. The inhabitants must rely on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clinton

Clinton 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.
296th13.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clinton
170th$129.59Average residential monthly electricity bill for Clinton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Clinton, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clinton Electric CompanyBUNDLED16.22137.1135,187.695,706,071.23
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Laurens Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70147.15702,44896,262,000

Ware Shoals, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Ware Shoals are charged an average residential electricity price of 11.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.64% less than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents and 17.91% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 257 residential customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city. There has been a 37.07% increase in the use of sustainable fuels (like solar, wind or hydro power) in Ware Shoals over the past year. It's great to see these fuel types slowly replace nonrenewable fuels like coal and oil.

Coming in as the 240th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Ware Shoals emits 5,200,920.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 3,057.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 468th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. There is one power plant in the city. Ware Shoals has around 100.00% of its electricity produced by Conventional Hydroelectric.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ware Shoals

Ware Shoals 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.
123rd11.49¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ware Shoals
127th$121.92Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ware Shoals Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ware Shoals, 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
Little River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED15.25151.65144,551.4622,047,263.74

Electricity Production in Laurens County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Laurens County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ware Shoals Hydro ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Ware Shoals SC Conventional Hydroelectric 6,996
Boyds Mill HydroNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Laurens County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 4,332

Laurens County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Laurens County is the 20th worst ranked county in the state out of 46 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the county releasing 275,883,655.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This total results in 4,084.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 2019th highest in the United States for pollution per capita. Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity production in Laurens County. Laurens County has the 29th most electricity producing plants of any county in the state, with 2 total plants.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
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Conventional Hydroelectric
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Conventional Hydroelectric
100.00%

Laurens County, South Carolina Net Metering

Out of the 4 suppliers in Laurens County, 100.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

In Laurens County one company reports energy loss, Laurens Electric Cooperative. They average an annual energy loss of 4.33%. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Laurens County is ranked as the 1307th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Laurens County:

  • Clinton, South Carolina:
    • Clinton Electric Company: 45.97%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 47.40%
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 6.63%
  • Cross Hill, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Gray Court, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 89.90%
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 10.10%
  • Laurens, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Commission of Public Works: 49.89%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.11%
  • Ware Shoals, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 93.46%
    • Little River Electric Cooperative: 6.54%
  • Waterloo, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 96.00%
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 4.00%

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

FAQ

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

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

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

There are 4 electricity companies serving customers in Laurens County, South Carolina.

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

There are 2 active electricity plants located in Laurens County, South Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas55,147
2Laurens Electric Cooperative33,009
3Laurens Commission of Public Works5,395
4Clinton Electric Company4,101

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-24