Orangeburg County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Orangeburg County is the 17th largest county in South Carolina, with 86,175 residents living within its borders.

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Orangeburg County residents are responsible for 7,365.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita each year, while the South Carolina average pollution per capita is 3,959.95.

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With 86,175 citizens living within the county and 1,863,356 megawatt hours produced each year, Orangeburg County has a megawatt hour per capita production rate of 21.62 megawatt hours. This is the 12 highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the state.

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Orangeburg County has had a 71.96% increase in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production in the last year.

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Orangeburg County is the 24th largest producer of solar energy by total megawatt hours produced in the United States.

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Consumers in Orangeburg County pay $155.91 per month for residential electricity, compared to the state average bill of $140.03.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,322,902 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,863,356 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    550,130 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,313,226 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    21.62 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    634,742,523 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,365.74 kg

Orangeburg, SC Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Orangeburg are charged a residential electricity rate of 12.98 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 203rd out of 397 cities in the state. The city produces about -0 megawatt hours per customer in the city a year from electrical generating plants located in its city limits, which makes them the 44th highest producer out of 397 cities in South Carolina. Generation from non-renewable fuels makes up -0 megawatt hours per resident in the city

Coming in as the 46th worst ranked city out of 397 cities in the state, Orangeburg releases 50,928,957.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use each year. This total equates to 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the city 257th highest in South Carolina for pollution per capita. The city has one power generation plant, which is 12th most in South Carolina.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Orangeburg

Orangeburg residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
203rd12.98¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Orangeburg
226th$140.89Average residential monthly electricity bill for Orangeburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Orangeburg Department of Public UtilitiesBUNDLED12.14134.91No DataIcon representing missing value.274,92333,373,600

Zips with electric coverage in Orangeburg, South Carolina include: 29115, 29118, 29117

Brookdale CDP, SC Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Brookdale CDP are paying a residential electricity rate of 13.14 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is more than the state average rate of 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the United States average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city experience 1.16 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting around 127.95 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. With 1,795 residential customers, Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is the largest electricity provider in the city.

The 71,752.15 megawatt hours of electricity used in the city must be imported from nearby cities or rural areas as there are no electricity facilities within the city limits. The city is the 100th worst ranked city in the state out of 397 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 18,508,821.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the city’s emissions reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 257th highest polluting city in South Carolina for CO2 pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Brookdale CDP

Brookdale CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
225th13.14¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Brookdale CDP
228th$142.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Brookdale CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Brookdale CDP, South Carolina

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Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Orangeburg Department of Public UtilitiesBUNDLED12.14134.91No DataIcon representing missing value.274,92333,373,600

Edisto CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Edisto CDP's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 13.40 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is more than the South Carolina average rate of 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour it is below the national average of 13.45 cents. The largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities. Consumers in Edisto CDP deal with 1.16 electrical outages each year with outages lasting on average 127.95 minutes.

Edisto CDP emits 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 15th worst polluting city out of 397 cities in the state. A total of 10,276,078.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Edisto CDP

Edisto CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
256th13.40¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Edisto CDP
232nd$143.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Edisto CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Edisto CDP, South Carolina

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Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Orangeburg Department of Public UtilitiesBUNDLED12.14134.91No DataIcon representing missing value.274,92333,373,600

Energy Production in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

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Orangeburg County SC Natural Gas 1,314,207893,992,601.87680.25No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HuntleyCubico USA, LLC (100.00%)
Orangeburg County SC Solar 160,489No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Palmetto PlainsCubico USA, LLC (100.00%)
Bowman SC Solar 158,715No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
TWE Bowman Solar ProjectTWE Bowman Solar Project, LLC (100.00%)
Orangeburg County SC Solar 142,519No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Peony SolarPeony Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Orangeburg County SC Solar 76,891No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SCE&G Springfield CSGCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Springfield SC Solar 11,516No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Orangeburg County SC Natural Gas -306,314.14-210.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Orangeburg SC Natural Gas -3812,044.62-316.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Orangeburg County SC Natural Gas -5321,701.54-409.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Orangeburg County SC Distillate Fuel Oil -86025,780.88-29.98No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Orangeburg County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Orangeburg County creates 634,742,523.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 517th most of any county in the US. Additionally, the county ranks 691st highest in the country in pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 7,365.74 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Orangeburg County, with 45.35% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Solar and Coal make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 29.52% and 25.05% of total electricity generation, respectively. Orangeburg County has 10 electricity plants, which is 2nd most in South Carolina.

NATURAL GAS
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45.35%
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Solar
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29.52%
COAL
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25.05%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.08%

Orangeburg County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Orangeburg County supplying electricity. Of those 5, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and South Carolina has commendable regulations for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Orangeburg County is 4.58%. This includes data from 4 suppliers, including Dominion Energy, Aiken Electric Cooperative, and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the South Carolina average is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 1722nd best in the US and a state rank of 32nd best out of 3220 and 46 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Orangeburg County:

  • Bowman, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Edisto Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Branchville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Edisto Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Cope, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Edisto Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Cordova, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Elloree, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tri-County Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Eutawville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Holly Hill, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Livingston, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Neeses, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.11%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 49.89%
  • North, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Norway, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Edisto Electric Cooperative: 37.75%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 12.25%
  • Orangeburg, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 51.26%
    • Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities: 48.74%
  • Rowesville, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Santee, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tri-County Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Springfield, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Vance, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tri-County Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Woodford, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Aiken Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

* 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 Orangeburg County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity company in Orangeburg County, South Carolina by total revenue is Dominion Energy.

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

There are 10 active electricity plants located in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

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

Orangeburg County, South Carolina is home to 5 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

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

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1Dominion Energy67,431
2Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities24,507
3Aiken Electric Cooperative5,241
4Tri-County Electric Cooperative4,218
5Edisto Electric Cooperative3,668

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16