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Data for 2020  |  Release date: November 4, 2021  |  Next release date: December 2022  

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South Carolina Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (South Carolina)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Nuclear
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 24,122 18
Electric utilities 21,494 9
IPP & CHP 2,629 34
Net generation (megawatthours) 98,528,797 16
Electric utilities 93,610,557 6
IPP & CHP 4,918,240 42
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 21,029 20
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 12,449 36
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 23,081 27
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.4 25
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.3 48
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 515 42
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 76,737,176 18
Full service provider sales 76,737,176 14
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 2,161,982 12
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.90 25
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, Annual Electric Generator Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report and predecessor forms.

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