Electricity Rates in South Dakota
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in South Dakota
- Population see rank895,376
- Total Production see rank18,327,868 MWh / 20.47 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank13,426,239 MWh / 15 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank15,511,395 MWh / 17.32 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank1,695,383,306 kg / 1,893.49 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank2,816,473 MWh / 3.15 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Dakota
South Dakota residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Historical Electricity Rates:
South Dakota Electricity Fuel Mix
South Dakota's Electricity Prices and Usage
Citizens of South Dakota enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 12.19 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average of 15.34 cents. South Dakota ranks as the 10th best priced state in the country based on average electric rate. When shopping for electricity, many customers are faced with only one or two options when choosing their electricity company due to the regulated electricity market that exists in the state. With a population of 895,376 residents, the state is the 47th largest state in the US. The state emits 1,893.49 kilograms per person of CO2 gases, which ranks it the 47th worst polluting state per capita. Throughout the previous year, South Dakota has had a 6.00% increase in electricity production using renewable fuels rather than traditional non-renewable fuels, such as coal. The state saw a rise of 6.53% in the production of electricity from wind power and wind generation now makes up 55.57% of the total production in the state.
Residential Electricity Providers in South Dakota
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Northern States Power Company||BUNDLED||13.42||106.01||831,936||111,635,412||1,054,375|
|Black Hills Energy||BUNDLED||13.84||111.99||572,245||79,211,814||47,476|
|Sioux Valley Energy||BUNDLED||12.06||160.02||337,671||40,723,953|
|Southeastern Electric Coop||BUNDLED||11.28||138.77||272,801||30,775,149|
|West River Electric Association||BUNDLED||13.21||129.3||199,825||26,397,295|
|Northern Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.05||227.11||148,368||14,910,706|
|Black Hills Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.94||167.43||127,771||17,811,181|
|Central Electric Coop SD||BUNDLED||12.02||194.07||124,608||14,973,839|
Commercial Electricity Providers in South Dakota
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Northern States Power Company||BUNDLED||10.93||708.15||1,012,885||110,671,582||1,054,375|
|Black Hills Energy||BUNDLED||12.87||619.87||784,747||100,998,020||47,476|
|Southeastern Electric Coop||BUNDLED||9.47||534.4||178,154||16,876,320|
|West River Electric Association||BUNDLED||12.52||498.87||100,520||12,585,465|
|City of Sioux Falls Utilities||BUNDLED||9.55||679.97||82,082.1||7,841,425.73|
|West Central Electric Cooperative (South Dakota)||BUNDLED||11.95||479.14||61,418.75||7,336,622.11|
|Northern Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.39||471||52,795||4,955,812|
|Sioux Valley Energy||BUNDLED||14.42||243.42||47,216||6,807,013|
|Dakota Energy Coop||BUNDLED||10.07||1,255.38||45,610||4,594,700|
Power Plants in South Dakota
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
|Hughes County||Conventional Hydroelectric||2,409,539|
Big StoneOtter Tail Power Company (53.90%)Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (22.70%)NorthWestern Energy (23.40%)
Fort RandallUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Charles Mix County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,682,083|
Deuel Harvest Wind Energy LLC
Triple H Wind ProjectTriple H Wind Project, LLC (100.00%)
Prevailing Wind ParkAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Crowned Ridge Wind II Energy CenterNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Big Bend DamUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Lyman County||Conventional Hydroelectric||887,779|
Crocker Wind FarmCrocker Wind Farm, LLC (100.00%)
Crowned Ridge Wind Energy CenterCattle Ridge Wind Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
The monthly residential electricity bill average in South Dakota is $128.35 compared to the US average bill of $137.45. South Dakota consumers enjoy a 6.62% lower average bill each month compared to their fellow countrymen.
Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in South Dakota when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
Non-renewable fuel sources are used in the production of 15.37% of the megawatt hours produced in South Dakota, ranking it 50th worst for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuel sources.
The state of South Dakota is the 42nd largest producer of electricity in the nation, producing 18,327,868.34 megawatt hours.
Hydroelectric power now accounts for 28.94% of the electricity produced in South Dakota after a 5.07% in electricity produced using hydroelectric power.
South Dakota produces 1,699,747.47 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 1.9 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes South Dakota the 25th highest ranked state for electricity production from coal per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Bon Homme County||7,020||3||1||11.81||$168.43/mo|
|Charles Mix County||9,346||3||1||14.27||$186.17/mo|
|Fall River County||6,979||3||13.97||$155.61/mo|
|Oglala Lakota County||13,835||4||10.94||$112.85/mo|
South Dakota citizens average 1,893.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. Total emissions from electricity consumption in the state is 1,695,383,306.14 kilograms, which is the 52nd worst total amount of emissions for all states. The state has the 47th most electricity producing plants of any state in the US, with 49 total plants. This translates to the 16th most power plants per citizen in the country. The state of South Dakota's primary fuel source is Wind, with 55.57% of electricity generation coming from this fuel. Conventional Hydroelectric (28.94%) is also used for electricity production, as well as Coal (9.27%).
FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in South Dakota
What electricity company is the largest supplier in South Dakota?
The largest electricity provider in South Dakota by megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.
Where does South Dakota get its electricity?
The main fuel source used for electricity production in South Dakota is Wind, making up 55.57% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, which account for 28.94% and 9.27% of total production respectively.
How many power plants are located within South Dakota?
South Dakota is home to 49 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.
Does South Dakota have a deregulated electricity market?
South Dakota has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state normally have only one or two electricity provider options when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.
What is a good electricity rate in South Dakota?
The average cost for electricity in South Dakota in 2023 is 12.19 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).
What is the average electric bill in South Dakota?
In 2023, South Dakota has an average electric bill of $128, while the countrywide average is $137.
How many electric companies offer service in South Dakota?
South Dakota is home to 66 electricity companies serving customers in the area.
What is the cheapest electricity company in South Dakota?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Badger, South Dakota Electric Utility||8.19||82|
|2||Oahe Electric Cooperative||8.92||3,247|
|3||Plankinton, South Dakota Electric Utility||9.00||461|
|5||McLaughlin, South Dakota Electric Utility||9.23||350|
|6||Estelline, South Dakota Electric Utility||9.28||408|
|7||Burke, South Dakota Electric Utility||9.33||473|
|8||Nebraska Public Power District||9.33||1,305|
|9||Arlington, South Dakota Electric Utility||9.60||589|
|10||Codington Clark Electric||9.61||3,390|
What electricity companies are in South Dakota?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Northern States Power Company||100,802|
|2||Black Hills Energy||72,526|
|3||Sioux Valley Energy||24,049|
|4||Southeastern Electric Coop||21,380|
|5||West River Electric Association||19,134|
|7||Brookings Municipal Utilities||11,738|
|8||Black Hills Electric Cooperative||10,874|
|9||City of Pierre Utilities||7,360|
|10||Central Electric Coop SD||7,275|