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  • South Dakota ranked sixth in the nation in ethanol production capacity in 2016, with 6.8% of the U.S. total.
  • In 2016, hydroelectric power provided the largest share (39.9%) of South Dakota's net electricity generation.
  • Wind power provided about 30% of South Dakota’s total net electricity generation in 2016.
  • South Dakotans’ price for electricity averaged 9.79 cents per kilowatthour in 2016 across all sectors, compared to the national average of 10.28 cents per kilowatthour. 
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that about 94% of South Dakota's land area is suitable for wind resource development using current technology. 

Last Updated: March 16, 2017

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South Dakota, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 7
Total Energy per Capita 8
Total Energy 39
Crude Oil 25
Natural Gas 23
Coal --
Electricity 44
Natural Gas 44
Electricity 42
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 46

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

South Dakota Bureau of Administration, Statewide Energy Management

South Dakota Department of Social Services - Energy and Weatherization Assistance

South Dakota Energy Smart

Western Area Power Administration


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