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South Carolina Electricity Rates & Consumption

Electricity Rates in SC

^ The average residential electricity rate in South Carolina is 11.77¢/kWh, which ranks 19th in the U.S. [1]

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Electricity Consumption in SC

^ Electricity consumption by South Carolina residents averages 1119 kWh per month, which ranks 9th in the nation.[1]

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Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in South Carolina

Residential electricity bills in South Carolina


  • Residential electricity bills in SC [1]
    • The average monthly residential electricity bill in South Carolina is $132, which ranks 3rd in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity bill in South Carolina is 23.36% greater than the national average monthly bill of $107.
    • Average monthly residential electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $75 to $203.

Residential electricity rates in South Carolina


  • Residential electricity rates in SC [1]
    • Residential electricity rates in South Carolina average 11.77¢/kWh, which ranks the state 19th in the nation.
    • The average residential electricity rate of 11.77¢/kWh in SC is 0.93% less than the national average residential rate of 11.88¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢/kWh to 37.34¢/kWh.

Residential electricity consumption in South Carolina


  • Residential electricity consumption in SC [1]
    • Residential electricity consumption in South Carolina averages 1,119 kWh/month, which ranks 9th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity consumption in SC is 23.92% greater than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.
    • Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254 kWh/mo.

Commercial Electricity Rates & Consumption in South Carolina

Commercial electricity bills in South Carolina


  • Commercial electricity bills in SC [2]
    • The average monthly commercial electricity bill in South Carolina is $497, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity bill in South Carolina is 20.99% less than the national average monthly bill of $629.
    • Average monthly commercial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $334 to $3,288.

Commercial electricity rates in South Carolina


  • Commercial electricity rates in SC [2]
    • Commercial electricity rates in South Carolina average 9.63¢/kWh, which ranks the state 20th in the nation.
    • The average commercial electricity rate of 9.63¢/kWh in SC is 4.56% less than the national average commercial rate of 10.09¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of commercial electricity rates in the U.S. is 6.86¢/kWh to 34.88¢/kWh.

Commercial electricity consumption in South Carolina


  • Commercial electricity consumption in SC [2]
    • Commercial electricity consumption in South Carolina averages 5,167 kWh/month, which ranks 36th in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity consumption in SC is 17.17% less than the national average consumption of 6,238 kWh/month.
    • Monthly commercial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 3,244 kWh/mo. to 27,352 kWh/mo.

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Industrial Electricity Rates & Consumption in South Carolina

Industrial electricity bills in South Carolina


  • Industrial electricity bills in SC [3]
    • The average monthly industrial electricity bill in South Carolina is $32,173, which ranks 6th in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity bill in South Carolina is 329.95% greater than the national average monthly bill of $7,483.
    • Average monthly industrial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $1,285 to $993,225.

Industrial electricity rates in South Carolina


  • Industrial electricity rates in SC [3]
    • Industrial electricity rates in South Carolina average 6.02¢/kWh, which ranks the state 35th in the nation.
    • The average industrial electricity rate of 6.02¢/kWh in SC is 9.75% less than the national average industrial rate of 6.67¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of industrial electricity rates in the U.S. is 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.

Industrial electricity consumption in South Carolina


  • Industrial electricity consumption in SC [3]
    • Industrial electricity consumption in South Carolina averages 534,380 kWh/month, which ranks 5th in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity consumption in SC is 376.45% greater than the national average consumption of 112,158 kWh/month.
    • Monthly industrial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 18,333 kWh/mo. to 18,198,000 kWh/mo.

Household Income in South Carolina

Income Breakdown in South Carolina [4]


Income Summary for South Carolina


    • Household income: The state of South Carolina has a median household income is $49,346, versus $58,522 for the U.S.[4]
    • Compared to the U.S.: Median household income in South Carolina is approximately 16 percent less than the median income for the U.S. as a whole.[4]
    • Poverty level: Approximately 18 percent of households in SC have incomes below the poverty level.[4]
    • Electric bills: The average residential electricity bill in South Carolina is about $132/month, ranking 3rd in the U.S. and 23.36% greater than the national average of $107.[5]

Household Income: South Carolina vs. Nation [4]



Additional information about South Carolina

About South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has a population of approximately 4,625,364, ranking 24th in the nation.[6]

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More about South Carolina utilities

For more information about South Carolina electricity, or for additional resources regarding electricity & utilities in your state, visit the Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

The U.S. produces nearly half of its electricity from coal. In China, the percenttage is nearly three-fourths.

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References

1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

2. ^ U.S. Department of Energy

3. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

4. ^ United States Census Bureau

5. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau

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