Summary of Electricity Activity in South Dakota

Summary of South Dakota Generation

South Dakota is ranked #42 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File32
Plants on File59
Total Generation1.76G MMBtu
Total Sales 1.11G kWh
Total Revenue $118.51M

Map of Top Producing Cities in the South Dakota

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Overall National Rank

#42 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

19.3 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

99.3 M MMBtu

Electric Companies in South Dakota

32

South Dakota
Power Plants

59

Natural Gas Rank

#45

Coal Rank

#34

Nuclear Rank

#29

Hydroelectric Rank

#14

Wind Rank

#13

Solar Rank

#44

Monthly Net Generation for South Dakota

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential445.89M kWh12.31 cents/kWh$54.91M
Commercial402.26M kWh10.44 cents/kWh$42.00M
Industrial264.98M kWh8.15 cents/kWh$21.60M
Transportation0 kWh0.00 cents/kWh$0
Total1.11G kWh10.65 cents/kWh$118.51M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in South Dakota

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#14Astoria StationOtter Tail Power CoAstoria, South Dakota498.5 GWhMar 2021Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#22Beethoven WindNorthWestern Energy - (SD)Tripp, South Dakota358.7 GWhApr 2015Dec 2022 Wind
#6Big Bend DamUSACE-OmahaChamberlain, South Dakota872.9 GWhAug 1964Dec 2022 Water
#2Big StoneOtter Tail Power CoBig Stone City, South Dakota1.9 TWhApr 1975Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.8%
#20Buffalo Ridge II LLCAvangrid Renewables LLCElkton, South Dakota390.4 GWhNov 2010Mar 2024 Wind
#18Campbell County Wind FarmConsolidated Edison Development Inc.Pollock, South Dakota413.7 GWhNov 2015Dec 2022 Wind
#17Coyote RidgeCoyote Ridge LLCWhite, South Dakota416.8 GWhNov 2019Mar 2024 Wind
#8Crocker Wind FarmCrocker Wind Farm, LLCConde, South Dakota848.2 GWhOct 2019Mar 2024 Wind
#11Crowned Ridge Wind Energy CenterCrowned Ridge Wind, LLCWatertown, South Dakota713.0 GWhNov 2019Mar 2024 Wind
#9Crowned Ridge Wind II Energy CenterNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaWatertown, South Dakota837.9 GWhNov 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#13Dakota Range III Wind ProjectEngie North AmericaSummit, South Dakota554.3 GWhApr 2021Mar 2024 Wind
#15Day County Wind LLCDay County Wind LLCConde, South Dakota451.4 GWhMar 2010Mar 2024 Wind
#10Deer Creek StationBasin Electric Power CoopWhite, South Dakota826.3 GWhJul 2012Dec 2022 Natural Gas
#4Deuel Harvest Wind Energy LLCSouthern Power CoClear Lake, South Dakota1.1 TWhJan 2021Mar 2024 Wind
#3Fort RandallUSACE-OmahaPickstown, South Dakota1.6 TWhFeb 1954Dec 2022 Water
#24North Bend Wind Project, LLCNorth Bend Wind Project, LLC, South Dakota208.8 GWh-Mar 2024 Wind
#1OaheUSACE-OmahaPierre, South Dakota2.3 TWhMar 1962Dec 2022 Water
#16Prairie Winds SD1Basin Electric Power CoopCrow Lake, South Dakota417.5 GWhJan 2011Dec 2022 Wind
#7Prevailing Wind ParkAES Distributed EnergyLesterville, South Dakota859.1 GWhFeb 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#21Sweetland Wind Farm, LLCSweetland Wind Farm, LLCSt. Lawrence, South Dakota379.9 GWh-Mar 2024 Wind
#12Tatanka RidgeTatanka Ridge LLCToronto, South Dakota605.9 GWhDec 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#5Triple H Wind ProjectEngie North AmericaHighmore, South Dakota996.5 GWhOct 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#23Wessington SpringsWessington WindWessington Springs, South Dakota224.5 GWhJan 2009Mar 2024 Wind
#19Willow Creek Wind Power LLCWillow Creek Wind Power LLCNewell, South Dakota391.3 GWhAug 2020Mar 2024 Wind

Electricity Generation by South Dakota Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#19Aurora County, SD197.2 GWh0.0 Wh97.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#22Beadle County, SD339.9 GWh39.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#16Bon Homme County, SD1358.7 GWh0.0 Wh358.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4Brookings County, SD41.7 TWh826.3 GWh909.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#17Brown County, SD2243.5 GWh240.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#20Brule County, SD294.0 GWh0.0 Wh94.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#9Buffalo County, SD1872.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Butte County, SD1391.3 GWh0.0 Wh391.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#14Campbell County, SD1413.7 GWh0.0 Wh413.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#5Charles Mix County, SD11.6 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#8Clark County, SD3932.4 GWh0.0 Wh932.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#27Clay County, SD19.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Codington County, SD31.6 TWh0.0 Wh1.6 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#26Davison County, SD120.2 GWh20.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#13Day County, SD2451.4 GWh0.0 Wh451.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#3Deuel County, SD32.2 TWh498.5 GWh1.7 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#21Fall River County, SD162.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh62.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#1Grant County, SD42.5 TWh0.0 Wh554.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#12Hand County, SD2479.7 GWh0.0 Wh479.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#2Hughes County, SD22.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#7Hyde County, SD51.3 TWh0.0 Wh1.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#11Jerauld County, SD2642.0 GWh0.0 Wh642.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#29Kingsbury County, SD1319.8 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#28Lawrence County, SD12.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#25Lincoln County, SD120.6 GWh20.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#18Minnehaha County, SD2118.1 GWh116.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#24Pennington County, SD233.5 GWh33.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#30Stanley County, SD199.3 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#23Turner County, SD134.5 GWh3.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#10Yankton County, SD2858.8 GWh0.0 Wh859.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in South Dakota

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#29Colorado62.6 TWh316
#44Idaho18.0 TWh190
#5Illinois198.5 TWh470
#17Indiana99.7 TWh260
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#28Kansas63.4 TWh193
#11Michigan130.1 TWh357
#30Minnesota59.7 TWh862
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#40Montana30.0 TWh95
#36Nebraska42.5 TWh145
#33Nevada46.0 TWh145
#37New Mexico42.2 TWh175
#34North Dakota45.2 TWh71
#18Oklahoma97.7 TWh157
#1Texas587.8 TWh1,176
#39Utah33.8 TWh173
#25Wisconsin68.4 TWh284
#32Wyoming46.6 TWh88

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024