Meade County, South Dakota Electric Profile

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Meade County is the 1527th largest county by population in the US, with 28,332 residents residing within its borders.

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The largest electricity provider in Meade County by number of customers is Black Hills Energy.

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Meade County residents are responsible for 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, making it the 2548th worst polluting county out of 3220 counties in the nation based on per capita pollution.

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At an average residential rate of 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, residents of Meade County pay a 2.28% markup from the nationwide average price.

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During the course of the previous year, Meade County had a 20.08% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita.

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Meade County is ranked as the 1430th largest consumer of electricity out of 3220 counties in the US with 409,851.73 megawatt hours being used by customers living there.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    409,852 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.47 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    57,417,285 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,026.59 kg

Sturgis, SD Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Sturgis are billed a residential electricity rate of 13.82 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 356th out of 393 cities in the state. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $141.84. This is 14.95% higher than the state average bill of $123.4. Black Hills Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

Electricity use in Sturgis results in 13,772,690.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 16th most of any city in South Dakota. Additionally, the city ranks 38th highest in South Dakota for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not produce any electricity in the city boundaries, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sturgis

Sturgis residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.120/kWh$222.47/mo.$89.69/mo.
356th13.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sturgis
229th$141.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sturgis Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sturgis, 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
Faith, South Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.71123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.2,654.69310,889.83
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700
West River Electric AssociationBUNDLED13.37125.9No DataIcon representing missing value.182,98224,472,139

Blackhawk CDP, SD Electric Overview

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Blackhawk CDP's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.52 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.00% more than the average state rate of 12.18 cents and 0.53% more than the US average of 13.45. Black Hills Energy sells 565.31 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The South Dakota average monthly residential power bill is $123.4, while the Blackhawk CDP average is 11.82% higher at $137.98 per month. This ranks the city 195th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Blackhawk CDP averages 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 38th worst in South Dakota out of 393 cities for emissions efficiency. At 2,026.59 kilograms per person and 3,057 citizens in the city, the city emits 6,195,278.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 29th worst rank in South Dakota for total emissions. The electricity sold in Blackhawk CDP has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Blackhawk CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.179/kWh$0.118/kWh$209.32/mo.$101.25/mo.
340th13.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Blackhawk CDP
195th$137.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Blackhawk CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Blackhawk CDP, 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
City of Aurora UtilitiesBUNDLED10.6084.17No DataIcon representing missing value.4,467.65473,694.26
Faith, South Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.71123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.2,654.69310,889.83
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700

Summerset, SD Electric Overview

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Summerset averages a residential electricity rate of 13.46 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 10.51% above the average South Dakota price of 12.18 cents and 0.09% higher than the US average of 13.45. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $134.73. This is 9.18% more than the state average of $123.4. Black Hills Energy sells 321.51 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Summerset average 2,026.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 38th worst polluting city out of 393 cities in South Dakota based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 5,019,857.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 36th highest for total emissions in South Dakota. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Summerset

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.118/kWh$202.00/mo.$94.10/mo.
339th13.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Summerset
169th$134.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Summerset Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Summerset, 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
City of Aurora UtilitiesBUNDLED10.6084.17No DataIcon representing missing value.4,467.65473,694.26
Faith, South Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.71123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.2,654.69310,889.83
Grand ElectricBUNDLED14.60184.92No DataIcon representing missing value.78,78911,503,700

Meade County, South Dakota Details

Meade County, South Dakota Net Metering

Roughly 66.67% of the electricity suppliers in Meade County offer net metering to their customers. South Dakota has nonexistent regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with solar panels.

Energy Loss

Meade County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 4.41% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Meade County a rank of 38th best in South Dakota out of 66.

Providers In Each City in Meade County:

  • Faith, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 25.00%
    • Grand Electric: 25.00%
    • Faith, South Dakota Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Black Hills Energy: 25.00%
  • Piedmont, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 15.99%
    • West River Electric Association: 15.99%
    • Grand Electric: 15.99%
    • Faith, South Dakota Electric Utility: 15.99%
    • City of Aurora Utilities: 4.08%
    • Butte Electric Cooperative: 15.99%
    • Black Hills Energy: 15.99%
  • Sturgis, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 18.34%
    • West River Electric Association: 8.30%
    • Grand Electric: 18.34%
    • Faith, South Dakota Electric Utility: 18.34%
    • Butte Electric Cooperative: 18.34%
    • Black Hills Energy: 18.34%
  • Summerset, South Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 16.27%
    • West River Electric Association: 16.27%
    • Grand Electric: 16.27%
    • Faith, South Dakota Electric Utility: 16.27%
    • City of Aurora Utilities: 7.66%
    • Butte Electric Cooperative: 10.99%
    • Black Hills Energy: 16.27%

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

FAQ

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

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1Black Hills Energy19,709
2West River Electric Association8,587
3Grand Electric1,129
4Butte Electric Cooperative1,024
5Faith, South Dakota Electric Utility259
6Western Area Power Administration1

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

Meade County, South Dakota is home to 6 electricity providers operating in the area.

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

The largest electricity company in Meade County, South Dakota by total customer count is Black Hills Energy.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16