Union County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Union County is the 38th worst polluting county in South Carolina based on emissions per person.

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Union County is the 18 largest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 46 counties in the state, with a population of 27,316 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 161,458.

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There has been a 71.88% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel sources within the last 12 months in Union County.

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Union County is ranked as the 1406th highest consumer of electricity out of 3220 counties in the United States with over 400,000 megawatt hours being consumed by consumers living there.

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Union County generates 161,403 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuel sources. This ranks Union County 16th out of 46 counties in the state for total renewable electricity production.

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Union County has seen a 32.59% increase in hydroelectric power generation in the last 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    419,337 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    161,458 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    161,403 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    55 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.91 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    77,161,950 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,824.79 kg

Union, SC Electric Overview

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Union's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 12.64 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the citizens, this price is lower than both the South Carolina and the United States average rates of 12.76 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city is the 39th highest generator in South Carolina out of 397 cities, averaging 0.01 megawatt hours produced per person each year. Power generation facilities in the city are fueled by non-renewable fuel sources for 100.00% of the megawatt hours produce. This is 10th most out of 397 cities in the state.

Union emits 3,962.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 12th worst polluting city out of 397 cities in the state. At 3,962.86 kilograms per person and 7,769 citizens in the city, the city emits 30,787,497.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 74th highest amount in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. Distillate Fuel Oil is the fuel of choice in Union, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There is one electricity generation plant in Union, which is the 12th highest number of plants in a city in the state and is the 33rd highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Union

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.102/kWh$211.98/mo.$101.69/mo.
181st12.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Union
156th$133.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Union Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Union, 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
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.07144.724764,0418,369,203
Union CIty UtilitiesBUNDLED12.93127.92No DataIcon representing missing value.69,036.828,927,827.85

Monarch Mill CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Monarch Mill CDP's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.27% lower than the average South Carolina rate of 12.76 cents, a welcome state of affairs for citizens of the city. Selling 9,977.58 megawatt hours, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in the city. Customers in the city have 1.16 power outages per year, with outages lasting an average of 106.63 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

For every person in the city there are 3,959.95 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 59th worst in South Carolina out of 397 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 5,749,852.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

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 November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.098/kWh$215.63/mo.$104.16/mo.
186th12.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Monarch Mill CDP
195th$136.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Monarch Mill CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Monarch Mill CDP, South Carolina

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Broad River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.56153.77No DataIcon representing missing value.266,69438,819,700
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
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.07144.72No DataIcon representing missing value.64,0418,369,203
Union CIty UtilitiesBUNDLED12.93127.92No DataIcon representing missing value.69,036.828,927,827.85

Buffalo CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Buffalo CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.53 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 6.84% lower than the average national electricity only service price of 13.45 cents. The city generates 30,701 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total generation, from renewable fuel sources The city is 4th out of 397 cities in the state for total hydroelectric generation. They produce 30,701 megawatt hours from hydroelectric dams.

Buffalo CDP emits 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 385th worst polluting city out of 397 cities in the state. At 0 kilograms per person and 1,397 citizens in the city, the city emits 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 385th highest amount in South Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. Conventional Hydroelectric is the fuel of choice in Buffalo CDP, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There is one electricity generation plant in Buffalo CDP, which is the 12th highest number of plants in a city in the state and is the 19th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.104/kWh$210.56/mo.$100.72/mo.
172nd12.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo CDP
169th$134.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo CDP, 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
Lockhart Power CompanyBUNDLED13.07144.72No DataIcon representing missing value.64,0418,369,203
Union CIty UtilitiesBUNDLED12.93127.92No DataIcon representing missing value.69,036.828,927,827.85

Energy Production in Union County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Union County, South Carolina

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Union County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 112,549No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gaston ShoalsNorthbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC (100.00%)
Buffalo CDP SC Conventional Hydroelectric 30,701No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Union Renewable Energy FacilityLockhart Power Company (100.00%)
Union County SC Landfill Gas 18,15310,532,667.53580.22No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
City West Diesel PlantLockhart Power Company (100.00%)
Union SC Distillate Fuel Oil 4734,744.93739.25No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Webb ForgingCentral Electric Power (100.00%)
Union County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 873,342.179,167.77No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Union County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Union County's power plants mainly use Conventional Hydroelectric, which makes up 143,250 megawatt hours (or 88.72%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Landfill Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 11.24% (18,153 megawatt hours) and 0.03% (55 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 5 power generation plants in the county, which is the 11th most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 6th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Union County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 77,161,949.51 kilograms, which is the 1993rd most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 2426th worst in the nation for emissions per person.

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Conventional Hydroelectric
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Conventional Hydroelectric
88.72%
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Landfill Gas
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11.24%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%

Union County, South Carolina Net Metering

About 83.33% of the electricity suppliers in Union County offer net metering to their customers. Residents of South Carolina have above average net metering laws that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 4 companies in Union County that report energy loss. Together, these 4 companies average a yearly energy loss of 4.94% of electricity generated. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the South Carolina average is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 2016th best in the country and a state rank of 38th best out of 3220 and 46 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Union County:

  • Carlisle, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%
    • Lockhart Power Company: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
  • Jonesville, South Carolina:
    • Lockhart Power Company: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Broad River Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Lockhart, South Carolina:
    • Lockhart Power Company: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Union, South Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 19.85%
    • Lockhart Power Company: 28.18%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 28.18%
    • Union CIty Utilities: 23.79%

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

FAQ

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

Union County, South Carolina has 6 electricity companies operating in the area.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas28,259
2Dominion Energy12,945
3Broad River Electric Cooperative8,851
4Union CIty Utilities6,970
5Lockhart Power Company3,832
6Newberry Electric Cooperative176

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in Union County, South Carolina.

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

There are 5 active power plants in Union County, South Carolina

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16