Oconee County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Oconee County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Oconee County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 6.06% lower than the nationwide average, at 13.14 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents.

Oconee County emits 0.86 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the South Carolina average of 4,128.48.

In Oconee County, 21,698,929 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable fuels. Oconee County is 12th in the nation out of 3221 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

Oconee County generates -6.04 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel sources. This makes Oconee County the 42nd highest ranking county out of 46 counties for renewable production per capita in the state.

Oconee County generates 102.24% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to 276.04 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Oconee County as the 64th highest county in the United States out of 3221 counties for non-renewable production per capita a year.

Oconee County produces 270 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 127th highest county out of 3221 counties for production per capita in the country.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,246,359 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    21,223,790 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    -475,139 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    21,698,929 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    270 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    67,454 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0.86 kg

Seneca, SC Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Seneca is about 12.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 239th out of 475 cities in the state. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $111.41 per month. The city produces approximately 0.18 megawatt hours per consumer in the city per year from power plants within its city limits, which makes it the 17th highest generator out of 475 cities in South Carolina.

Coming in at as the 66th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Seneca releases 37,241,160.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Additionally, the city ranks 3rd highest in the state for pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,208.04 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has one electricity plant within its borders. Seneca's primary fuel source is Distillate Fuel Oil, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel source.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Seneca

Seneca 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.
239th12.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Seneca
12th$111.41Average residential monthly electricity bill for Seneca Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Seneca, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Blue Ridge Electric CoopBUNDLED15.27154.02754,062115,116,900
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Seneca Light and WaterBUNDLED12.3792.461,58658,394.047,224,967.9

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Walhalla, SC Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Walhalla is about 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 267th out of 475 cities in the state. Selling an estimated 9,788.71 megawatt hours, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city.

Coming in at as the 115th worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Walhalla releases 16,811,160.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 339th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Walhalla

Walhalla 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.
267th12.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Walhalla
190th$134.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Walhalla Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Walhalla, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Blue Ridge Electric CoopBUNDLED15.27154.02754,062115,116,900
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618

Keowee Key CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Keowee Key CDP is about 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 5th out of 475 cities in the state. Duke Energy Carolinas has an estimated 469 residential customers, which is more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The South Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $143.67, while the Keowee Key CDP average is 16.59% less at $119.84 per month. This ranks the city 21st in the state for average monthly bill total.

Coming in at as the 153rd worst ranked city out of 475 cities in the state, Keowee Key CDP releases 11,212,944.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 6th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Keowee Key CDP

Keowee Key CDP 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.
5th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Keowee Key CDP
21st$119.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Keowee Key CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Keowee Key CDP, 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

Electricity Production in Oconee County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Oconee County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Oconee County SC Nuclear 21,697,301
Seneca SC Distillate Fuel Oil 1,5861,117,097.56704.35
ValeniteCentral Electric Power (100.00%)
Oconee County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 4231,559.36751.41
Oconee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric -475,139

Oconee County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 44th highest ranked county out of 46 counties in South Carolina, Oconee County emits 67,454.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. The county also ranks 2924th highest in emissions per person in the county, averaging 0.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. The county has 4 electricity plants in the county. This is the 566th most power plants within a county in the country.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
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Nuclear
102.23%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
-2.24%

Oconee County, South Carolina Net Metering

Oconee County has 3 out of 4 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. South Carolina has decent regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

In Oconee County one company reports energy loss, Blue Ridge Electric Coop. They average an annual energy loss of 6.29%. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Oconee County a rank of 2572nd best in the US out of 3221.

Providers In Each City in Oconee County:

  • Salem, South Carolina:
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Seneca, South Carolina:
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 10.42%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 45.80%
    • Seneca Light and Water: 43.78%
  • Walhalla, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 58.47%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 41.53%
  • West Union, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Westminster, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.24%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 33.41%
    • Westminster Utility: 33.35%

* 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 Oconee County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity supplier in Oconee County, South Carolina by total customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas39,010
2Blue Ridge Electric Coop34,558
3Seneca Light and Water7,646
4Westminster Utility1,497

How many power plants are within Oconee County, South Carolina?

Oconee County, South Carolina has 4 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Oconee County, South Carolina is home to 4 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-27