Saluda County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Saluda County is the 32nd largest producing county out of 46 counties in South Carolina when it comes to megawatt hours produced using sustainable fuel sources.

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Citizens in Saluda County deal with an average of 1.16 outages lasting 127.95 minutes per year, compared to the nationwide averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

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In the preceding 12 months, Saluda County saw a 2.89% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

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Saluda County is the 34th highest generator of electricity in the state out of 46 counties, producing 21,277 megawatt hours.

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Over the previous 12 months, Saluda County has seen a 8.88% increase in generation of electricity from solar sources, up from 19,541 megawatt hours a year to 21,277 megawatt hours per year.

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Saluda County has a population of 20,473 residents.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    314,288 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    21,277 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    21,277 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.04 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    75,583,614 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,691.87 kg

Saluda, SC Electric Overview

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Saluda has an average residential electricity rate of 12.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.26% below the average South Carolina price of 12.76 cents and 7.28% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. With 198 residential customers, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city. The power grid in the city experiences an average of 1.16 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting around 127.95 minutes per outage. The US averages for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages each year and 122.99 minutes each outage.

Saluda has no electricity plants within its borders. Roughly 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita are released in the city from electricity use, ranking them as the 257th highest polluter in the state out of 397 cities. Total emissions in the city are 14,287,511.05 kilograms, which is the 117th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Saluda

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.077/kWh$217.06/mo.$99.09/mo.
164th12.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Saluda
129th$132.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Saluda Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Saluda, South Carolina

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Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172

Ward, SC Electric Overview

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Ward's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 12.88 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, sadly, 0.96% more than South Carolina's average price of 12.76 cents, which ranks the city 195th best for average electricity price out of 397 cities in the state. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Ward is the 360th largest city in the state, with a population of 167.

Electricity use in Ward results in the release of 661,312.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 346th highest in South Carolina out of 397 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 59th highest polluting city in South Carolina for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ward

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.077/kWh$217.06/mo.$99.09/mo.
195th12.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ward
219th$138.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ward Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ward, South Carolina

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Aiken Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.70151.05No DataIcon representing missing value.609,74883,563,100
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED13.78146.58No DataIcon representing missing value.8,363,0121,152,809,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.16119.01No DataIcon representing missing value.6,711,103748,852,172

Energy Production in Saluda County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Saluda County, South Carolina

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Saluda Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
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Saluda Solar IISaluda Solar II, LLC (100.00%)
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Saluda County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 75,583,614.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Saluda County from electricity use per year. This total also equates to a ranking of 2156th highest in the country for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 3,691.87 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The county is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is 29th highest in the state and 14th highest when counting power plants per capita. Saluda County's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from this fuel type.

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Saluda County, South Carolina Net Metering

Out of the 4 providers in Saluda County, 100.00% of them offer net metering to their customers. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

Saluda County has 3 electricity providers who report energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss for these 3 providers is 3.74%. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Saluda County a rank of 888th best in the US out of 3220 counties.

FAQ

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

The largest electricity company in Saluda County, South Carolina by total customer count is Dominion Energy.

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

Saluda County, South Carolina is home to 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

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

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1Dominion Energy27,781
2Duke Energy Carolinas25,069
3Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative16,970
4Aiken Electric Cooperative4,116

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

Saluda County, South Carolina is home to 2 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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