Richland County, SC: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Richland County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Richland County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

The use of renewable fuel types for electricity production in Richland County increased by 7.45% last year.

In Richland County, 1,857,276.1 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable sources. Richland County ranks 11th out of 46 counties in the state for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

Richland County is ranked as the 118th highest consumer of electricity out of 3230 counties in the US with 6,541,100.14 megawatt hours being used by citizens for their electricity needs.

Richland County emitted 3,210,553,824.4 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes it the 81st highest polluting county in the nation.

Richland County is the 178th largest county in the United States, with 421,566 citizens living within its borders.

Richland County had a 5.14% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation during the last year, which is an unfortunate circumstance.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,541,100 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.52 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,367,011 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    509,735 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,857,276 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.61 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,210,553,824 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,615.78 kg

Columbia, SC Electricity Overview

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Columbia's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.75 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 7.48% less than the average national rate of 15.95 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.26 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 127.37 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.27 outages a year and 137.24 minutes a outage. Dominion Energy has an estimated 8,853 total residential customers, more than any other vendor who operates in the city.

Releasing 566,768,200.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Columbia ranks 2nd highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,067.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 37th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbia

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
340th14.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbia
325th$147.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Columbia, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.77147.678,166,0301,206,254,000
Fairfield ElectricBUNDLED13.35154.27422,72456,415,000

Zips with electric coverage in Columbia, South Carolina include: 29223, 29229, 29203, 29210, 29063, 29209, 29045, 29212, 29205, 29201, 29206 and 8 other zip code(s).

St. Andrews CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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St. Andrews CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.71 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 7.72% less than the average national rate of 15.95 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.12 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 125.36 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.27 outages a year and 137.24 minutes a outage. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $149.57 per month.

Releasing 86,973,902.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, St. Andrews CDP ranks 29th highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,067.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 37th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. Andrews CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
325th14.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Andrews CDP
345th$149.57Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Andrews CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Andrews CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.77147.678,166,0301,206,254,000
Mid Carolina Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.18167.39780,548110,698,700

Zips with electric coverage in St. Andrews CDP, South Carolina include: 29210, 29063, 29212

Dentsville CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Dentsville CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 7.37% less than the average national rate of 15.95 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.12 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 125.36 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.27 outages a year and 137.24 minutes a outage. Dominion Energy has an estimated 435 total residential customers, more than any other vendor who operates in the city.

Releasing 62,008,003.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Dentsville CDP ranks 39th highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,067.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 37th worst in South Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Dentsville CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.048/kWh$254.27/mo.$65.51/mo.
347th14.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dentsville CDP
223rd$147.67Average residential monthly electricity bill for Dentsville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Dentsville CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED14.77147.678,166,0301,206,254,000

Zips with electric coverage in Dentsville CDP, South Carolina include: 29223, 29203, 29206, 29147

Electricity Production in Richland County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Richland County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Richland County SC Coal 1,787,1011,757,324,710.96983.34
Sylvamo Corporation Eastover FacilityInternational Paper (100.00%)
Richland County SC Black Liquour 531,018345,091,770.1649.87
Eastover SolarEastover Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Eastover SC Solar 30,070
Richland County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Richland County SC Landfill Gas 17,67111,970,476.44677.41
Richland County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 1,1511,966,598.51,708.69/2024

Richland County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Richland County has the 81st largest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity use of all of the counties in the United States, emitting 3,210,553,824.4 kilograms a year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the county, which amounts to 7,615.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Richland County as the 658th highest polluting county in the US. Power plants in the county primarily use Coal, which makes up 1,769,592.42 megawatt hours (or 74.76%) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the county. Black Liquour and Wood/Wood Waste Solids are also highly used fuels in the county, with 377,966.36 (15.97%) and 84,027.56 (3.55%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Richland County is home to 5 electricity producing plants, which is the 13th most plants within a county in South Carolina.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
74.76%
BLACK LIQUOUR
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
15.97%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
3.55%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
2.83%
SOLAR
Solar
1.27%
OTHER
Other
1.62%

Richland County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Richland County offering electricity. Of those 5, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of South Carolina has above average state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Richland County has 4 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 4.48%. The US average is 2.87%, meaning Richland County ranks 1386th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Richland County:

  • Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Blythewood, South Carolina:
    • Fairfield Electric: 11.83%
    • Dominion Energy: 88.17%
  • Columbia, South Carolina:
    • Fairfield Electric: 1.26%
    • Dominion Energy: 98.74%
  • Eastover, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Forest Acres, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Irmo, South Carolina:
    • Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative: 22.95%
    • Dominion Energy: 77.05%

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

FAQ

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

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

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

Richland County, South Carolina has 5 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Richland County, South Carolina?

By total megawatt hours sold, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity provider in Richland County, South Carolina.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy45,184
2Tri-County Electric Cooperative6,360
3Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative5,666
4Fairfield Electric4,150
5Duke Energy Progress1,776

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-01-31