South Dakota electricity rates in August 2017 averaged 12.44 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 6 percent less than the 13.19 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in August 2017.
South Dakota natural gas rates in August 2017 averaged 14.72 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 19 percent less than the 18.09 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in August 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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