Clay County, South Dakota Electric Profile

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Clay County, South Dakota Overview

Releasing 37,686,704.72 kilograms of CO2 gases, Clay County has the 11th worst pollution level from electricity consumption out of 66 counties in the state.

Clay County residents pay an average residential electricity expense of $152.56, which is 24.86% higher than the national average bill of $122.19.

In Clay County, 10,645 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuels. Clay County is 8th out of 66 counties in South Dakota for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

When calculating by customer count, City of Vermillion Electric Utilities is the largest electricity company in Clay County.

Clay County uses 2065.84% of the total amount of the electricity that it generates.

Clay County emits 2,517.99 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the nationwide average of 4,474.87.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    219,908  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.69  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    10,645  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    10,645  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.71  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    37,686,705  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,517.99  kg

Vermillion, SD Electric Overview

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Vermillion's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 12.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.60% more than the average South Dakota price of 12.25 cents and 6.88% less than the national average of 13.76 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $122.19, while the Vermillion average is 27.86% below at $88.15 per month. City of Vermillion Electric Utilities has an estimated 4,240 residential customers, which is more than any other provider in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Vermillion averages 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 55th highest in South Dakota out of 488 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions for the city from electricity consumption is 22,647,000.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 12th largest emissions amount in South Dakota. There are no power producing plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vermillion

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.128/kWh$0.110/kWh $88.15/mo.$75.93/mo.
388th 12.81¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vermillion
2nd $88.15 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vermillion Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vermillion, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
City of Vermillion Electric Utilities BUNDLED 12.95 82.21 32,466.38 4,202,815.22
Clay-Union Electric BUNDLED 11.35 153.59 52,936.77 6,008,350.09

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Beresford, SD Electric Overview

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Beresford's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 13.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.94% more than the average South Dakota price of 12.25 cents and 2.12% less than the national average of 13.76 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $122.19, while the Beresford average is 7.53% below at $112.99 per month. Beresford, South Dakota Electric Utility has an estimated 532 residential customers, which is more than any other provider in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Beresford averages 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 299th highest in South Dakota out of 488 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions for the city from electricity consumption is 4,221,501.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 39th largest emissions amount in South Dakota. There are no power producing plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Beresford

Beresford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.147/kWh$0.102/kWh $154.06/mo.$66.43/mo.
430th 13.47¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Beresford
200th $112.99 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Beresford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Beresford, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Beresford, South Dakota Electric Utility BUNDLED 13.61 116.16 9,976.95 1,357,650.71
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 12.95 101.29 804,645 104,165,547

Wakonda, SD Electric Overview

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Wakonda's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 11.35 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.34% less than the average South Dakota price of 12.25 cents and 17.51% lower than the national average of 13.76 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $122.19, while the Wakonda average is 25.70% more at $153.59 per month. With a population of 347 citizens, the city is the 181st largest city in South Dakota.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Wakonda averages 1,936.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 299th highest in South Dakota out of 488 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions for the city from electricity consumption is 671,954.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 180th largest emissions amount in South Dakota. There are no power producing plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wakonda

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.116/kWh$0.114/kWh $160.14/mo.$149.85/mo.
185th 11.35¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wakonda
409th $153.59 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wakonda Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wakonda, South Dakota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Clay-Union Electric BUNDLED 11.35 153.59 52,936.77 6,008,350.09

Energy Production in Clay County, South Dakota

Power Plants in Clay County, South Dakota

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Clay County SD Distillate Fuel Oil 10,645 10,106,551.03 949.42

Clay County, South Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a county. Clay County averages 2,517.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 37,686,704.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the county the 11th highest for total pollution in South Dakota. The main fuel type used in Clay County is Distillate Fuel Oil. They produce 100.00% of the total generation in the county from this fuel. There is one power producing plant in Clay County.

DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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100.00%

Clay County, South Dakota Net Metering

Approximately 66.67% of the electricity companies in Clay County offer net metering to their consumers. The state has nonexistent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

The single company in Clay County who reports energy loss metrics reported an annual loss of 1.64%. With a state average energy loss of 2.38%, Clay County is ranked as the best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

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

By total revenue, City of Vermillion Electric Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in Clay County, South Dakota.

How many power plants are within Clay County, South Dakota?

Clay County, South Dakota has one power plant generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 City of Vermillion Electric Utilities 4,876
2 Clay-Union Electric 2,630
3 Southeastern Electric Coop 43

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

Clay County, South Dakota is home to 3 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-26