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Electricity In South Dakota
- Total Consumption12,640,082 MWh / 14.29 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions2,162,799,098 kg
- Total Production15,955,899 MWh / 18.04 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Dakota
South Dakota residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Energy Profile of South Dakota
South Dakota's Electricity Prices and Usage
Customers in South Dakota enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the US, with an average state electricity rate of 12.07 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average of 13.33 cents. There are over 70 electricity companies that call the state home, but due to the electricity market regulations in place customers most likely have only one or two provider options determined by their geographic location. South Dakota has achieved a 22.73% rise in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation in the past 12 months. Power generation facilities in the state produce 26.23% more electricity than citizens of the state use, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported. The state is the 47th largest state in the US, with a population of 884,659. South Dakota is the 15th highest ranked state in the United States for electricity consumption per person, with a yearly average of 14.29 megawatt hours consumed per citizen in the state.
Electricity Providers in South Dakota
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Northern States Power Company||12.12||96.27||808,560||98,015,128||529,560||735,762,116.18|
|Black Hills Energy||15.09||118.79||544,959||82,223,531||47,709||533,693,982.53|
|Sioux Valley Energy||11.93||156.58||319,074||38,076,035||123,206,199.71|
|Southeastern Electric Coop||11.38||140.74||253,402||28,829,230||112,957,952.18|
|West River Electric Association||13.39||124.71||180,141||24,112,344||51,186,141.4|
|Northern Electric Cooperative||10.34||215.41||134,229||13,876,069||52,416,225.41|
|Black Hills Electric Cooperative||14.14||163.17||117,877||16,670,275||26,548,357.81|
|Otter Tail Power Company||10.16||110.58||116,175||11,802,443||943,551.31||237,961,271.48|
Power Plants in South Dakota
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Fort RandallUSACE-Omaha (100.00%)
Big StoneOtter Tail Power Company (53.90%)NorthWestern Energy (23.40%)
Big Bend DamUSACE-Omaha (100.00%)
Prevailing Wind ParkPrevailing Wind Park, LLC (100.00%)
Cattle Ridge Wind Farm 1Cattle Ridge Wind Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Crocker Wind FarmCrocker Wind Farm, LLC (100.00%)
Deer Creek StationBasin Electric Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Triple H Wind Project
Buffalo Ridge II LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
South Dakota produces roughly 1.88 megawatt hours of electricity with natural gas per resident living in the state. This is the 28th highest average by a state in the US.
South Dakota produces 0 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the state a rank of 49th in the nation.
The burning of coal in the generation of electricity decreased in South Dakota over the last 12 months, with a decreased usage of roughly 21.78% taking place.
South Dakota is 49th in the nation in solar power production, with 2,012.25 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.
With 1,662,222.97 megawatt hours generated by coal, South Dakota is 37th in electricity generation using coal as a fuel source.
The average monthly electric bill in South Dakota totals $121.7. In comparison, the national average bill is $120.11, or 1.32% higher than the South Dakota average.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Aurora County||2,751||13 providers||11.69||$155.28/mo|
|Beadle County||18,453||19 providers||2||12.15||$157.01/mo|
|Bennett County||3,365||7 providers||12.42||$132.74/mo|
|Bon Homme County||6,901||13 providers||1||11.12||$139.34/mo|
|Brookings County||35,077||20 providers||4||11.40||$129.40/mo|
|Brown County||38,839||16 providers||2||10.72||$149.65/mo|
|Brule County||5,297||11 providers||2||11.62||$150.37/mo|
|Buffalo County||1,962||11 providers||1||12.02||$148.74/mo|
|Butte County||10,429||11 providers||1||13.47||$125.65/mo|
|Campbell County||1,376||13 providers||1||11.70||$139.11/mo|
|Charles Mix County||9,292||17 providers||1||11.13||$143.66/mo|
|Clark County||3,736||19 providers||3||10.66||$156.92/mo|
|Clay County||14,070||23 providers||1||11.55||$126.18/mo|
|Codington County||28,009||12 providers||2||10.83||$142.84/mo|
|Corson County||4,086||11 providers||11.48||$112.82/mo|
|Custer County||8,972||12 providers||14.31||$145.13/mo|
|Davison County||19,775||10 providers||11.86||$134.39/mo|
|Day County||5,424||16 providers||1||10.69||$152.20/mo|
|Deuel County||4,351||17 providers||3||11.10||$139.12/mo|
|Dewey County||5,892||12 providers||11.99||$131.17/mo|
|Douglas County||2,921||15 providers||11.62||$162.49/mo|
|Edmunds County||3,829||13 providers||10.93||$149.00/mo|
|Fall River County||6,713||9 providers||14.32||$148.75/mo|
|Faulk County||2,299||11 providers||1||11.32||$155.36/mo|
|Grant County||7,052||15 providers||5||11.24||$162.74/mo|
|Gregory County||4,185||13 providers||11.00||$127.81/mo|
|Haakon County||1,899||10 providers||12.79||$127.97/mo|
|Hamlin County||6,164||19 providers||10.98||$138.47/mo|
|Hand County||3,191||10 providers||1||11.48||$159.10/mo|
|Hanson County||3,453||11 providers||11.81||$131.61/mo|
|Harding County||1,298||13 providers||12.97||$108.89/mo|
|Hughes County||17,526||11 providers||2||11.79||$122.33/mo|
|Hutchinson County||7,291||15 providers||11.60||$138.40/mo|
|Hyde County||1,301||12 providers||1||11.93||$156.52/mo|
|Jackson County||3,344||10 providers||12.88||$129.57/mo|
|Jerauld County||2,013||11 providers||2||11.88||$151.09/mo|
|Jones County||903||9 providers||11.95||$132.33/mo|
|Kingsbury County||4,939||19 providers||1||11.19||$144.07/mo|
|Lake County||12,797||19 providers||11.35||$125.81/mo|
|Lawrence County||25,844||11 providers||1||13.51||$129.60/mo|
|Lincoln County||61,128||23 providers||1||12.09||$113.93/mo|
|Lyman County||3,781||18 providers||11.63||$135.39/mo|
|Marshall County||4,935||14 providers||11.33||$149.71/mo|
|McCook County||5,586||11 providers||11.52||$128.71/mo|
|McPherson County||2,379||13 providers||11.10||$147.02/mo|
|Meade County||28,332||12 providers||12.97||$124.85/mo|
|Mellette County||2,061||7 providers||11.38||$135.00/mo|
|Miner County||2,216||14 providers||11.24||$136.53/mo|
|Minnehaha County||193,134||22 providers||12.32||$112.24/mo|
|Moody County||6,576||14 providers||11.37||$127.60/mo|
|Oglala Lakota County||14,177||7 providers||12.38||$131.05/mo|
|Pennington County||113,775||15 providers||2||13.04||$125.29/mo|
|Perkins County||2,865||14 providers||12.08||$109.26/mo|
|Potter County||2,153||10 providers||12.28||$155.82/mo|
|Roberts County||10,394||17 providers||11.38||$160.83/mo|
|Sanborn County||2,344||15 providers||11.69||$147.08/mo|
|Spink County||6,376||18 providers||11.05||$160.57/mo|
|Stanley County||3,098||11 providers||1||11.95||$125.97/mo|
|Sully County||1,391||12 providers||11.85||$125.83/mo|
|Todd County||10,177||8 providers||11.03||$132.29/mo|
|Tripp County||5,441||8 providers||11.01||$130.17/mo|
|Turner County||8,384||12 providers||1||11.74||$124.56/mo|
|Union County||15,932||27 providers||11.45||$129.19/mo|
|Walworth County||5,435||9 providers||11.62||$126.84/mo|
|Yankton County||22,814||14 providers||2||11.44||$143.35/mo|
|Ziebach County||2,756||14 providers||12.42||$129.21/mo|
For the purpose of electricity production, South Dakota’s top fuel type is Wind, making up 46.04%, or 7,346,861.58 megawatt hours of generation in the state. Totaling Wind with Conventional Hydroelectric (37.12%) and Coal (10.42%), these three fuel types make up 93.58% electricity production in the state. The state's electricity production efforts resulted in CO2 pollution totaling 2,162,799,097.98 kilograms, which is the 50th most of any state in the nation. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the state, which amounts to 2,444.78 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases per person per year. Using this measurement South Dakota is the 45th highest polluting state in the United States. South Dakota has 49 power generation plants, which is the 47th highest amount in the United States and 15th most when counting facilities per person in the state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in South Dakota
Where does South Dakota get its electricity?
The main fuel sources used for electricity production in South Dakota are Wind, Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, making up 46.04%, 37.12% and 10.42% respectively.
What is a good electricity rate in South Dakota?
A good electricity rate in South Dakota would be anything below the state average of 12.07 cents per kilowatt hour. Any amount below that would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the varying rates in the state range from 7.77 cents per kilowatt hour up to 15.09 cents per kilowatt hour.
How much does electricity cost in South Dakota?
The average rate of electricity in South Dakota in 2021 is 12.07 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).