Richland County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Richland County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Richland County's average residential electricity rate is 14.68 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.95% higher than the nationwide average rate of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Over 25.84% of Richland County's electricity production comes from sustainable sources, putting Richland County at 4th in South Carolina for total sustainable electricity production.

As the 470th highest generator of electricity in the US out of 3221 counties, Richland County produces 1,960,755 megawatt hours of electricity.

Richland County is home to 416,147 residents and its power generation facilities produce 1,960,755 megawatt hours of electricity a year, for a production per capita average of 4.71 megawatt hours per capita.

Richland County is the 2nd worst pollution level from electricity use out of 46 counties in South Carolina, emitting 2,899,585,104.2 kilograms of CO2 gases.

Non-renewable fuel sources are used in the production of 74.16% of the megawatt hours produced in Richland County, ranking it 405th out of 3221 counties in the US for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,598,251 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,960,755 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    506,705 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,454,050 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.71 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,899,585,104 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,967.69 kg

Columbia, SC Electricity Overview

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Columbia's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 6.73% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.08 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 104.63 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.21 outages a year and 122.99 minutes a outage. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $155.31 per month.

Releasing 564,082,137.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Columbia ranks 3rd highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 6th 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.
348th14.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbia
333rd$155.31Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000
Fairfield ElectricBUNDLED13.03151.47400,06652,140,000

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

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St. Andrews CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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St. Andrews CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.78 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 5.64% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.16 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 127.95 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.21 outages a year and 122.99 minutes a outage. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $155.05 per month.

Releasing 85,356,272.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, St. Andrews CDP ranks 30th highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 6th 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.
339th14.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Andrews CDP
328th$155.05Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000
Mid Carolina Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.13152.19745,76197,899,000

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

Dentsville CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Dentsville CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 6.90% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.16 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 127.95 minutes per outage. The US averages for these two data points are 1.21 outages a year and 122.99 minutes a outage. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $155.36 per month.

Releasing 59,578,058.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Dentsville CDP ranks 41st highest out of 475 cities in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 6th 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.
353rd14.96¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dentsville CDP
338th$155.36Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.96155.368,232,3151,231,386,000

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 1,363,4941,324,481,308.93971.39
Sylvamo Corporation Eastover FacilityInternational Paper (100.00%)
Richland County SC Black Liquour 579,980357,069,416.62615.66
Richland County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Richland County SC Landfill Gas 17,14310,360,628.25604.36
Richland County SC Natural Gas 138161,876.561,173.029/2024

Richland County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Richland County has the 104th largest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity use of all of the counties in the United States, emitting 2,899,585,104.2 kilograms a year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the county, which amounts to 6,967.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Richland County as the 750th highest polluting county in the US. Power plants in the county primarily use Coal, which makes up 1,356,041.47 megawatt hours (or 69.16%) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the county. Black Liquour and Natural Gas are also highly used fuels in the county, with 437,244.38 (22.30%) and 87,158.49 (4.45%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Richland County is home to 4 electricity producing plants, which is the 14th most plants within a county in South Carolina.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
69.16%
BLACK LIQUOUR
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
22.30%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
4.45%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
2.67%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.87%
OTHER
Other
0.55%

Richland County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Richland County offering electricity. Of those 5, 5 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 3.81%. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Richland County ranks 855th 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:
    • Dominion Energy: 88.17%
    • Fairfield Electric: 11.83%
  • 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:
    • Dominion Energy: 77.05%
    • Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative: 22.95%

* 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 4 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 Energy43,944
2Tri-County Electric Cooperative6,333
3Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative5,623
4Fairfield Electric3,917
5Duke Energy Progress1,743

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-30