While access to electricity is essential for homes and businesses across the U.S., the cost of service can pose a burden to customers. One key strategy to limit this burden is to implement efficiency measures that can cut costs by reducing energy consumption.
On average, a U.S. household spends $1,409.52 for electricity annually. In 2020, South Dakotans spent $1,461.12.
Rural households tend to have a higher energy burden—the percentage of household income spent on energy.