Union County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Union County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Union County is the 408th highest producer of solar power by megawatt hours produced in the country out of 3221 counties.

The largest electricity company in Union County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

Union County ranks 12th out of 46 counties in South Carolina for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.81 megawatt hours generated per person.

In Union County, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has declined by 12.03% during the course of the last year.

While many counties try to inhibit non-renewable fuel sources, Union County's non-renewable fuel usage in their electric generation plants has increased by 120.00% throughout the last 12 months.

Residents of Union County experience an average of 1.16 electrical outages each year, with an average of 106.63 minutes per outage.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    431,969 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    138,762 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    138,641 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    121 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.09 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    86,212,422 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,164.46 kg

Union, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Union are charged an average residential electricity price of 12.43 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.54% lower than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This ranks the city 258th out of 475 cities in South Carolina for best average electricity rate. There has been a 100.00% rise in electricity generated from solar by providers in the city over the course of the past year. There is 489.70% more electricity consumed in Union than is produced, eliciting the need to purchase electricity from neighboring municipalities.

Union residents average 3,431.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. A total of 28,048,061.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. This is enough to rank 85th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. Solar is the fuel of choice in Union, with 99.88% of electricity production coming from the fuel. Union is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 2nd highest for a city in South Carolina.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Union

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.111/kWh$197.08/mo.$91.58/mo.
258th12.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Union
167th$129.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Union Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Union, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.14140.22662,7668,246,627
Union CIty UtilitiesBUNDLED12.93127.9269,036.828,927,827.85

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Monarch Mill CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Monarch Mill CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 12.18 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.42% lower than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This ranks the city 242nd out of 475 cities in South Carolina for best average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Monarch Mill CDP residents average 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 6,539,508.36 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Monarch Mill CDP has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Monarch Mill CDP

Monarch Mill CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.111/kWh$197.08/mo.$91.58/mo.
242nd12.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Monarch Mill CDP
171st$130.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Monarch Mill CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Monarch Mill CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.14140.262,7668,246,627

Buffalo CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Residents of Buffalo CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 12.18 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.42% lower than South Carolina's average price of 13.30 cents. This ranks the city 242nd out of 475 cities in South Carolina for best average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Buffalo CDP residents average 4,128.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 5,317,479.02 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Buffalo CDP has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo CDP

Buffalo CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.111/kWh$197.08/mo.$91.58/mo.
242nd12.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo CDP
171st$130.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.22119.846,833,849766,949,618
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.14140.262,7668,246,627

Electricity Production in Union County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Union County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Union County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 83,167
Midway Green SolarMidway Green Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Union SC Solar 21,952
Union County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 17,663
Union Renewable Energy FacilityLockhart Power Company (100.00%)
Union County SC Landfill Gas 15,8599,770,518.94616.09
Webb ForgingCentral Electric Power (100.00%)
Union County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 9572,008.68757.99
City West Diesel PlantLockhart Power Company (100.00%)
Union SC Distillate Fuel Oil 2624,521.47943.13

Union County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, Union County residents emit 3,164.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the 37th highest polluting county out of 46 counties in the state. Total emissions in the county are 86,212,421.74 kilograms, which is the 34th worst total amount of pollution for any county in the state. The primary fuel used in Union County is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 72.66% of the fuel used in the county for electricity generation. Solar and Landfill Gas make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 21,952 megawatt hours (15.82%) and 15,859 megawatt hours (11.43%), respectively. Union County has 6 power plants, which is 8th highest in South Carolina.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
72.66%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
15.82%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
11.43%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.09%

Union County, South Carolina Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Union County include Duke Energy Carolinas, Broad River Electric Cooperative, and Dominion Energy South Carolina has pretty good regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 electricity providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these 4 providers is 4.92%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Union County receiving a rank of 1775th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Union County:

  • Carlisle, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Lockhart Power Company: 50.00%
  • Jonesville, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 46.56%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 6.88%
    • Lockhart Power Company: 46.56%
  • Lockhart, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Lockhart Power Company: 50.00%
  • Union, South Carolina:
    • Lockhart Power Company: 33.35%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.35%
    • Union CIty Utilities: 33.30%

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

FAQ

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

By total customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Union County, South Carolina.

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

Union County, South Carolina is home to 6 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

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

There are 6 active electricity plants in Union County, South Carolina

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

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-27