South Dakota electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 10.71 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 12 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
South Dakota natural gas rates in November 2016 averaged 9.62 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 11 percent less than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in November 2016.
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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