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  • South Dakota ranked sixth in the nation in ethanol production capacity in 2018, and accounted for 7% of U.S. total fuel ethanol production.
  • In 2018, renewable resources provided 70% of South Dakota's net electricity generation—46% from hydroelectric power and 24% from wind energy.
  • Oil production in South Dakota has been fairly steady for three decades, ranging between about 1 million and 2 million barrels per year.
  • Per capita retail electricity sales in South Dakota are well above the national average in part because about one-third of households use electricity as their primary energy source for home heating during the state's extremely cold winters.
  • Coal-fired power plants supplied 21% of South Dakota's net generation in 2018, down from 52% in 2008. At the same time, the contribution from natural gas rose from 3% in 2008 to 9% in 2018.

Last Updated: March 21, 2019

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South Dakota, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 8
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 5
Production
Total Energy 39
Crude Oil 25
Natural Gas 29
Coal --
Electricity 44
Prices
Natural Gas 45
Electricity 40
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 46

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

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