Butte County, South Dakota Electric Profile

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On average, Butte County citizens are responsible for 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, while the US average emissions per person is 4,494.55.

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There was a 100.00% rise in electricity generated by wind in Butte County in the last year from 0 megawatt hours to 346,045 megawatt hours.

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Butte County uses only 43.60% of the electricity generated in the county.

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Residents of Butte County are paying, on average, 8.69% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the nationwide average rate, at 14.62 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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With 10,429 residents living within the county and 346,045 megawatt hours produced per year, Butte County has a per capita production rate of 33.18 megawatt hours. The city ranks 15 largest megawatt hour per capita amount in South Dakota.

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With a state average residential electricity bill of $123.4, Butte County citizens, on average, pay about 22.04% more than their fellow statesmen.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    150,866 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.47 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    346,045 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    346,045 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    33.18 MWh

Belle Fourche, SD Electric Overview

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Belle Fourche's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.58 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the citizens, this price is above both the South Dakota and the United States average rates of 12.18 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $150.21 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Black Hills Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Belle Fourche emits 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 363rd worst polluting city out of 393 cities in the state. With total emissions of 11,381,317.07 kilograms, the city ranks 18th worst in South Dakota for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 81,241.26 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.254/kWh$0.123/kWh$256.27/mo.$82.39/mo.
379th14.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Belle Fourche
292nd$150.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Belle Fourche Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
Butte Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.01144.06No DataIcon representing missing value.66,179.029,274,783.57
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Newell, SD Electric Overview

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Newell's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 14.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 19.72% higher than the average South Dakota rate of 12.18 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $150.21 per month. Black Hills Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every person in the city there are 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 242nd worst in South Dakota out of 393 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 1,967,816.75 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 Newell

Newell residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.254/kWh$0.123/kWh$256.27/mo.$82.39/mo.
379th14.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newell
290th$150.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newell Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newell, South Dakota

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Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
Butte Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.01144.06No DataIcon representing missing value.66,179.029,274,783.57
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Nisland, SD Electric Overview

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Nisland has an average residential electricity rate of 14.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.43% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $150.21 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city pay 24.93% more compared to other residents in the US. With a population of 281 citizens, the city is the 202nd largest city in South Dakota.

Nisland emits 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 242nd worst polluting city out of 393 cities in the state. With total emissions of 569,471.17 kilograms, the city ranks 202nd worst in South Dakota for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 4,064.96 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nisland

Nisland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.254/kWh$0.123/kWh$256.27/mo.$82.39/mo.
379th14.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Nisland
290th$150.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nisland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Nisland, South Dakota

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Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
Butte Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.01144.06No DataIcon representing missing value.66,179.029,274,783.57
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Energy Production in Butte County, South Dakota

Power Plants in Butte County, South Dakota

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Willow Creek Wind Power LLCWillow Creek Wind Power LLC (100.00%)
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Butte County, South Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Butte County results in the release of 0 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 2960th highest in the country out of 3220 counties. The county averages 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county’s pollution levels. The top fuel utilized in Butte County is Wind, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the county for electricity production. Butte County is home to one power producing plant, which is the 13th highest number of plants within a county in South Dakota and the 20th highest amount of power plants per resident out of the state's 3220 counties.

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Butte County, South Dakota Net Metering

About 50.00% of the electricity suppliers in Butte County offer net metering to their customers. Residents of South Dakota have bad net metering laws that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Butte County is about 4.03% of the total electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.38%, resulting in a rank of 1163rd best in the United States and a state rank of 37th best out of 3220 and 66 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

Butte County, South Dakota has 4 electricity companies operating in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Butte County, South Dakota?

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1Black Hills Energy12,900
2Butte Electric Cooperative3,852
3Grand Electric739
4Western Area Power Administration1

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Butte County, South Dakota?

By total megawatt hours sold, Black Hills Energy is the largest electricity provider in Butte County, South Dakota.

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

Butte County, South Dakota is home to one electricity plant generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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