Custer County, South Dakota Electric Profile

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On average, Custer County citizens are responsible for 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the South Dakota average pollution per person is 2,026.59.

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Custer County is the 2574th most populated county in the United States, with 8,972 residents residing within its borders.

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When calculating by customer count, Black Hills Energy is the largest electricity company in Custer County.

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Citizens in Custer County pay $143.01 per month for residential electricity, compared to the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

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No electricity production takes place in Custer County.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Custer County is 14.62 cents. This is roughly 8.68% higher than the nationwide average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    129,789 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.47 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    18,182,546 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,026.59 kg

Custer, SD Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Custer are charged a residential electricity rate of 14.62 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 383rd out of 393 cities in the state. Citizens in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $143.21. This is 16.06% above the state average bill of $123.4. Black Hills Energy sells 301.14 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Custer is the 41st worst ranked city in the state out of 393 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 4,624,673.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 242nd highest in South Dakota for pollution per resident from electricity consumption, with an average of 2,026.59 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city is home to no power plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Custer

Custer residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.118/kWh$233.25/mo.$107.36/mo.
383rd14.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Custer
231st$143.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Custer Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Custer, South Dakota

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Black Hills Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.10164.78No DataIcon representing missing value.119,38916,839,012
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
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.

Hermosa, SD Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Hermosa are paying a residential electricity rate of 14.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the residents, this rate is more than both the South Dakota and the United States average rates of 12.18 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $120.24, while the Hermosa average is 19.11% higher at $143.21 per month. Selling 57.01 megawatt hours a year, Black Hills Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The 5,974.47 megawatt hours of electricity used in the city must be imported from nearby cities or rural areas as there are no electricity facilities within the city limits. The city is the 169th worst ranked city in the state out of 393 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 836,980.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the city’s emissions reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 242nd highest polluting city in South Dakota for CO2 pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hermosa

Hermosa residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.118/kWh$233.25/mo.$107.36/mo.
383rd14.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hermosa
231st$143.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hermosa Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hermosa, South Dakota

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Black Hills Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.10164.78No DataIcon representing missing value.119,38916,839,012
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
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.

Pringle, SD Electric Overview

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Pringle's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this rate is above both the state and the United States average rates of 12.18 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential power bill for a resident in the city is $143.21 per month, while the South Dakota average is $123.4. Customers in the city pay 16.06% more compared to other citizens in South Dakota. Black Hills Energy sells 28.62 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than any other electricity supplier.

Pringle emits 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 7th worst polluting city out of 393 cities in the state. A total of 312,094.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pringle

Pringle residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.118/kWh$233.25/mo.$107.36/mo.
383rd14.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pringle
231st$143.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pringle Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pringle, South Dakota

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Black Hills Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.10164.78No DataIcon representing missing value.119,38916,839,012
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED15.14121.65No DataIcon representing missing value.557,11084,337,106
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.

Custer County, South Dakota Details

Custer County, South Dakota Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Custer County supplying electricity. Of those 4, 50.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and South Dakota has nonexistent regulations for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Custer County is 5.14%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Black Hills Energy, Black Hills Electric Cooperative, and West River Electric Association. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the South Dakota average is 2.38%, resulting in a rank of 2172nd best in the US and a state rank of 41st best out of 3220 and 66 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Custer County:

  • Custer, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Energy: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Fairburn, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Energy: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Hermosa, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Energy: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Pringle, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Energy: 33.33%
    • Black Hills Electric Cooperative: 33.33%

* 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 Custer County, South Dakota?

The largest electricity company in Custer County, South Dakota by total revenue is Black Hills Energy.

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

Custer County, South Dakota has 4 electricity companies serving consumers in the area.

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

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1Black Hills Energy8,694
2Black Hills Electric Cooperative3,560
3West River Electric Association71
4Western Area Power Administration1

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16