Brookings County, South Dakota Electric Profile

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Brookings County, South Dakota Overview

Brookings County is the 3rd highest county in South Dakota for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 22 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuels.

Brookings County generates 48.07% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel sources, giving it a ranking of 2nd in South Dakota out of 66 counties for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

Brookings County residents are responsible for 2,874.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, making them the 2430th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the US based on per capita pollution.

Over 51.93% of Brookings County's electricity production comes from sustainable sources, putting Brookings County at 257th in the country for total sustainable electricity production.

Brookings County averages 23.77 megawatt hours produced from wind per capita, which is 247th highest county in the country out of 3221 counties.

Brookings County ranks 161st out of 3221 counties in the US for electricity generated from wind energy.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    505,068  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.69  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,573,482  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    817,131  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    756,351  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    45.77  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    98,813,546  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,874.58  kg

Brookings, SD Electric Overview

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Brookings's citizens are billed an average residential electricity rate of 11.01 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 91st out of 488 cities in the state. Brookings Municipal Utilities is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $105.11 per month.

Brookings emits 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 299th worst polluting city out of 488 cities in South Dakota based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Brookings from electricity consumption is 45,268,827.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 4th highest in South Dakota. The city has zero electricity generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Brookings

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.124/kWh$0.089/kWh $141.03/mo.$74.69/mo.
91st 11.01¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Brookings
61st $105.11 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Brookings Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Brookings, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Brookings Municipal Utilities BUNDLED 11.02 93.3 100,635 11,091,000
NorthWestern Energy BUNDLED 11.45 107.32 571,295 65,431,000
Otter Tail Power Company BUNDLED 10.66 114.55 115,350 12,295,556
Sioux Valley Energy BUNDLED 12.16 156.57 317,255 38,588,285

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Volga, SD Electric Overview

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Volga's citizens are billed an average residential electricity rate of 11.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 258th out of 488 cities in the state. Volga, South Dakota Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $114.55 per month.

Volga emits 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 55th worst polluting city out of 488 cities in South Dakota based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Volga from electricity consumption is 4,091,758.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 42nd highest in South Dakota. The city has zero electricity generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Volga

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.127/kWh$0.101/kWh $143.90/mo.$84.53/mo.
258th 11.65¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Volga
206th $114.55 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Volga Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Volga, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern Energy BUNDLED 11.45 107.32 571,295 65,431,000
Otter Tail Power Company BUNDLED 10.66 114.55 115,350 12,295,556
Volga, South Dakota Electric Utility BUNDLED 12.83 121.79 11,311 1,451,747

Aurora, SD Electric Overview

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Aurora's citizens are billed an average residential electricity rate of 10.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 55th out of 488 cities in the state. City of Aurora Utilities is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $101.6 per month.

Aurora emits 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 299th worst polluting city out of 488 cities in South Dakota based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Aurora from electricity consumption is 2,027,482.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 74th highest in South Dakota. The city has zero electricity generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Aurora

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.124/kWh$0.073/kWh $177.05/mo.$65.36/mo.
55th 10.69¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Aurora
26th $101.6 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Aurora Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Aurora, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
City of Aurora Utilities BUNDLED 10.60 84.17 4,467.65 473,694.26
Otter Tail Power Company BUNDLED 10.66 114.55 115,350 12,295,556
Sioux Valley Energy BUNDLED 12.16 156.57 317,255 38,588,285

Energy Production in Brookings County, South Dakota

Power Plants in Brookings County, South Dakota

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Brookings County SD Natural Gas 756,351 307,842,552.92 407.01
Coyote RidgeCoyote Ridge LLC (100.00%)
Brookings County SD Wind 408,068
Buffalo Ridge II LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Brookings County SD Wind 328,131
Buffalo Ridge I LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Brookings County SD Wind 80,932

Brookings County, South Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Brookings County emits 2,874.58 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 2430th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the nation based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 98,813,545.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, ranking the county the 1814th highest for total pollution in the US. The county has the most power plants of any county in South Dakota, with 4 total power plants. Brookings County's primary fuel consumed for electricity generation is Wind. The county produces 817,131 megawatt hours, or 51.93% of the total production in the county, from this fuel.

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51.93%
NATURAL GAS
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Brookings County, South Dakota Net Metering

Brookings County has 2 out of 8 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Citizens of South Dakota have bad net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 companies who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these providers is 2.42%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Brookings County receiving a rank of 285th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Brookings County:

  • Aurora, South Dakota:
    • City of Aurora Utilities: 47.85%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 48.38%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 3.77%
  • Brookings, South Dakota:
    • Brookings Municipal Utilities: 36.02%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 27.13%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 36.43%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 0.41%
  • Bruce, South Dakota:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 45.74%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 45.74%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 8.52%
  • Bushnell, South Dakota:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 44.87%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 44.87%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 10.26%
  • Elkton, South Dakota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 98.20%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 1.80%
  • Sinai, South Dakota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 50.00%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 50.00%
  • Volga, South Dakota:
    • Volga, South Dakota Electric Utility: 33.31%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 33.34%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 33.34%
  • White, South Dakota:
    • White, South Dakota Electric Utility: 26.65%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 33.52%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 33.52%
    • Sioux Valley Energy: 6.32%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Brookings County, South Dakota?

By total revenue, Brookings Municipal Utilities is the largest electricity company in Brookings County, South Dakota.

Which electricity companies offer service in Brookings County, South Dakota?

How many power plants are located in Brookings County, South Dakota?

There are 4 power plants in Brookings County, South Dakota

How many electric companies offer service in Brookings County, South Dakota?

Brookings County, South Dakota is home to 8 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-13