Laurens County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Laurens County is the 1772nd largest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3220 counties in the country, with a population of 67,493 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 11,767.

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Laurens County averages 0.17 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 33rd highest in the state.

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With a population of 67,493 residents, Laurens County is the 20th largest county in South Carolina and the 802nd largest in the US.

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Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Laurens County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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Emitting 264,233,764 kilograms of CO2 gases, Laurens County has the 21st highest pollution level due to electricity use of any county in the the state.

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When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Laurens County had a 3.65% rise over the most recent 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,036,108 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,767 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,767 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.17 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    264,233,764 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,914.98 kg

Laurens, SC Electric Overview

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Laurens's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this price is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 12.76 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Laurens Commission of Public Works has 4,315 residential customers, more than any other electricity supplier who operates in the city.

On average, Laurens residents emit 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 15th highest polluting city out of 397 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 35,112,904.8 kilograms, the city ranks 66th worst in South Carolina for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Laurens

Laurens 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.
269th13.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Laurens
118th$131.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Laurens Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Laurens, South Carolina

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Clinton Electric CompanyBUNDLED16.22137.11No DataIcon representing missing value.35,187.695,706,071.23
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Laurens Commission of Public WorksBUNDLED13.29114.91No DataIcon representing missing value.46,397.876,166,334.81
Laurens Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70147.15No DataIcon representing missing value.702,44896,262,000

Clinton, SC Electric Overview

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Clinton's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.31% more than the average state rate of 12.76 cents and 1.80% more than the US average of 13.45. Selling 17,935.86 megawatt hours a year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Around 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 59th highest polluter in South Carolina out of 397 cities. A total of 33,433,884.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 69th worst in South Carolina for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Clinton must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clinton

Clinton 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.
273rd13.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clinton
160th$134.42Average residential monthly electricity bill for Clinton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Clinton, South Carolina

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Clinton Electric CompanyBUNDLED16.22137.11No DataIcon representing missing value.35,187.695,706,071.23
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Laurens Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70147.15No DataIcon representing missing value.702,44896,262,000

Ware Shoals, SC Electric Overview

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On average, Ware Shoals's residential electricity price is 11.80 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.55% below South Carolina's average rate of 12.76 cents and 12.30% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $115.3 per month, while the state average is $140.03.

Electricity use in Ware Shoals results in the release of 11,206,667.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 144th highest in the state out of 397 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 59th worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.102/kWh$179.84/mo.$71.56/mo.
55th11.80¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ware Shoals
8th$115.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ware Shoals Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ware Shoals, South Carolina

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Clinton Electric CompanyBUNDLED16.22137.11No DataIcon representing missing value.35,187.695,706,071.23
Due West, South Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.3998.06No DataIcon representing missing value.4,121.59469,491.49
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172
Greenwood Electric CompanyBUNDLED8.3769.39No DataIcon representing missing value.112,3919,404,000
Laurens Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70147.15No DataIcon representing missing value.702,44896,262,000

Energy Production in Laurens County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Laurens County, South Carolina

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Ware Shoals Hydro ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Laurens County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 6,820No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boyds Mill HydroNorthbrook Carolina Hydro LLC (100.00%)
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Laurens County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Laurens County results in 264,233,764 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1013th most of any county in the nation. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,914.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 27th highest county in South Carolina and 2077th nationally for CO2 pollution per capita. Around 100.00% of Laurens County’s electricity is produced using Conventional Hydroelectric. Laurens County is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 1044th most power plants within a county and the 1519th highest number of power plants per resident out of the US' 3220 counties.

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Laurens County, South Carolina Net Metering

Of the 5 electricity providers in Laurens County, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. The state of South Carolina has decent state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Laurens County is about 4.37% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The nationwide average is 2.76%, resulting in Laurens County receiving a rank of 1498th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Laurens County:

  • Clinton, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 33.33%
  • Cross Hill, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 33.33%
  • Gray Court, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 33.33%
  • Laurens, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 27.63%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 27.63%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 27.63%
    • Laurens Commission of Public Works: 17.12%
  • Ware Shoals, South Carolina:
    • Little River Electric Cooperative: 32.79%
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 0.51%
    • Greenwood Electric Company: 27.18%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.35%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 0.56%
    • Due West, South Carolina Electric Utility: 5.61%
  • Waterloo, South Carolina:
    • Laurens Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Clinton Electric Company: 33.33%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity company in Laurens County, South Carolina by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

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1Laurens Electric Cooperative43,066
2Duke Energy Carolinas39,530
3Laurens Commission of Public Works5,395
4Clinton Electric Company4,097
5Newberry Electric Cooperative1,240

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

Laurens County, South Carolina has 5 electricity companies offering service in the area.

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

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

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