South Dakota electricity rates in May 2017 averaged 12.25 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 6 percent less than the 13.02 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in May 2017.
South Dakota natural gas rates in May 2017 averaged 9.13 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 31 percent less than the 13.21 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in May 2017.
The U.S. DOE will be funding clean energy projects in two dozen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, it announced yesterday.
The United States is maintaining its role as a leader of wind power production across the globe, the AWEA said in a recent report.
South Dakota has an estimated population of 814,180, which ranks 44th in the nation. 
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