Oconee County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Oconee County is ranked as the 56th highest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3220 counties for electricity production, generating 21,627,898 megawatt hours.

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Oconee County is the 19th ranked generating county out of 3220 counties of nuclear energy electricity in the nation.

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Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has dropped by 8.86% in the previous 12 months in Oconee County.

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At an average residential price of 14.18 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, customers in Oconee County pay a 5.46% markup from the US average.

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As the 90th highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita, Oconee County produces 278.78 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Oconee County is the 2905th highest pollution level from electricity consumption out of 3220 counties in the nation, emitting 75,591.86 kilograms of CO2 gases.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,221,138 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    21,627,898 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    -547,607 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    22,175,505 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    271.89 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    75,592 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0.95 kg

Seneca, SC Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Seneca are paying an average residential electricity price of 13.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.30% more than the average South Carolina rate of 12.76 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. The city's plants use non-renewable fuel sources for 100.00% of their electricity generation, which is 1,829 megawatt hours. The city is ranked 38th in the state in total electricity generated from power generating plants within its borders, with 1,829 megawatt hours generated.

Emitting 33,957,244.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Seneca is the 68th highest out of 397 cities in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,057.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. The city has one electricity generation plant within its borders. This is the 12th most plants in a single city and the 35th highest number of plants per resident, out of 397 cities, in the state. Seneca has around 100.00% of its electricity generated by Distillate Fuel Oil.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Seneca

Seneca 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.
353rd13.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Seneca
74th$124.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Seneca Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Seneca, 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
Seneca Light and WaterBUNDLED12.3792.461,82958,394.047,224,967.9
Westminster UtilityBUNDLED16.26125.7No DataIcon representing missing value.11,525.581,873,505.31

Walhalla, SC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Walhalla is roughly 13.89 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.29% more than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Seneca Light and Water is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

On average, Walhalla residents emit 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 15th highest polluting city out of 397 cities in South Carolina. This adds up to total emissions of 17,304,995.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 103rd highest for total pollution in South Carolina. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Walhalla

Walhalla 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.
356th13.89¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Walhalla
89th$125.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Walhalla Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Walhalla, 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
Seneca Light and WaterBUNDLED12.3792.46No DataIcon representing missing value.58,394.047,224,967.9
Westminster UtilityBUNDLED16.26125.7No DataIcon representing missing value.11,525.581,873,505.31

Westminster, SC Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Westminster are billed a residential electricity rate of 14.23 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 361st out of 397 cities in the state. Duke Energy Carolinas has 189 residential customers, which is more than all other providers who operate in the city.

Electricity use in Westminster results in 10,042,441.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 159th most of any city in South Carolina. Additionally, the city ranks 257th 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 Westminster

Westminster 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.
361st14.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westminster
133rd$132.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westminster Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Westminster, 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
Westminster UtilityBUNDLED16.26125.7No DataIcon representing missing value.11,525.581,873,505.31

Energy Production in Oconee County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Oconee County, South Carolina

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Oconee County SC Nuclear 22,173,670No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Seneca SC Distillate Fuel Oil 1,8291,292,155.69706.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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Oconee County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 646,672.297,778.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Oconee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric -163,008No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Oconee County SC Conventional Hydroelectric -384,599No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Oconee County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Oconee County has 5 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 501st most plants in a county and the 1090th highest number of plants per citizen, out of 3220 counties, in the US. The county emits 0.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 2929th highest polluting county out of 3220 counties in the country based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 75,591.86 kilograms, which is the 2905th worst total amount of emissions for any county in the US.

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102.52%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
-2.53%

Oconee County, South Carolina Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity providers in Oconee County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. Consumers in South Carolina have above average net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

In Oconee County one company reports energy loss, Blue Ridge Electric Coop. They average an annual energy loss of 6.29%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the South Carolina average is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 2639th best in the United States and a state rank of 45th best out of 3220 and 46 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Oconee County:

  • Salem, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Westminster Utility: 33.33%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 33.33%
  • Seneca, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 26.00%
    • Westminster Utility: 26.00%
    • Seneca Light and Water: 22.00%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 26.00%
  • Walhalla, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 27.33%
    • Westminster Utility: 27.33%
    • Seneca Light and Water: 18.00%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 27.33%
  • West Union, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 28.88%
    • Westminster Utility: 28.88%
    • Seneca Light and Water: 13.36%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 28.88%
  • Westminster, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Westminster Utility: 33.33%
    • Blue Ridge Electric Coop: 33.33%

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

FAQ

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas36,895
2Blue Ridge Electric Coop26,206
3Seneca Light and Water7,646
4Westminster Utility1,495

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

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

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

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

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

There are 5 power plants located in Oconee County, South Carolina

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16