Electricity Rates in Minnesota

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Minnesota

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    59,653,489 MWh / 10.45 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    66,297,207 MWh / 11.62 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    18,041,893 MWh / 3.16 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    23,698,893,603 kg / 4,152.32 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    41,612,458 MWh / 7.29 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Minnesota

Minnesota residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.120/kWh$136.21/mo.$82.61/mo.
30th14.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Minnesota
11th$110.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Minnesota Residents

Minnesota Electricity Fuel Mix

Minnesota's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in Minnesota enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electric rate of 14.20 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average price of 15.34 cents. Minnesota is the 30th lowest priced state in the US by average electricity rate. There are over 170 electric vendors that operate in the state, but due to the electricity market regulations in place citizens usually have only one or two electricity supplier options determined by where they live. The state produces about 10.45 megawatt hours per person per year from its power plants, which ranks it as the 36th largest generator per capita in the US. The burning of coal for electricity generation in the state has declined by 5.21% over the course of the last 12 months. Previously, around 12,775,398.12 megawatt hours were produced in the state from wind turbines each year. However, now that total is 14,039,602.79 megawatt hours, a 9.90% rise. Consumers of the state average a per capita consumption rate of 11.62 megawatt hours of electricity per year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED15.6498.269,045,1401,414,982,26933,792,437.37
Connexus EnergyBUNDLED13.92112.411,262,238175,718,297
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED14.58100.551,036,815151,161,8215,132,918.82
Dakota Electric AssociationBUNDLED13.66102.26947,234129,390,000
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED13.75134.49605,77383,266,762
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.87110.53557,34666,133,296238,210
East Central EnergyBUNDLED15.65137.31549,46785,993,784
Minnesota Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.83122.67505,77559,848,000
Lake Country PowerBUNDLED15.39135.71489,95575,402,400
Crow Wing PowerBUNDLED12.17106.25451,41354,932,500

Commercial Electricity Providers in Minnesota

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.25973.8612,619,3681,671,542,14233,792,437.37
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED13.43565.761,229,040165,109,7335,132,918.82
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED10.05664.051,044,002104,885,611238,210
Dakota Electric AssociationBUNDLED8.96811.17880,81078,928,000
Rochester Public UtilitiesBUNDLED11.981,311.5673,96680,762,172102,309
Connexus EnergyBUNDLED10.86478.27624,84367,829,450
Minnesota Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.00675.96376,60933,898,000
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED10.81398.51284,45930,738,534
East Central EnergyBUNDLED11.80394.61248,75129,357,677
City of Chaska UtilitiesBUNDLED11.591,793.79183,06921,224,1002,193

Power Plants in Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Becker Coal 9,344,719.018,985,713,155.39961.5812/2034
Red Wing Nuclear 9,150,927
Monticello Nuclear FacilityNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Monticello Nuclear 5,643,204
Cohasset Coal 5,064,525.015,237,017,223.681,034.06
Mankato Energy CenterMEC Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Mankato Natural Gas 2,876,419.011,131,224,623.1393.28
Burnsville Natural Gas 1,910,457769,999,238.54403.04
St. Paul Natural Gas 1,805,269682,749,390.82378.2
Minneapolis Natural Gas 1,452,708574,023,043.54395.14
Nobles 2 Wind ProjectTenaska Nobles 2 Holdings, LLC, (51.00%)ALLETE South Wind, LLC (49.00%)
Nobles County Wind 1,072,042
Oak Park Heights Coal 1,058,7741,080,899,611.221,020.9

Quick Facts

At $110.11, the average Minnesota monthly residential electricity expense is 19.89% lower than the nationwide average bill.

Minnesota generates 14,039,602.79 megawatts from wind turbines. That is enough to rank it 10th in the nation for wind electricity generation.

Minnesota produces 10,802,778.89 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 33rd in the country for total natural gas production.

Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity company in the state of Minnesota when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Minnesota generates 18,041,893.04 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. This ranks Minnesota 13th in the US for total renewable electricity production.

Residents in Minnesota use approximately 111.14% of the amount of the electricity that is generated there.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Aitkin County15,747415.44$125.03/mo
Anoka County360,7734314.12$110.20/mo
Becker County34,9956113.10$147.09/mo
Beltrami County46,0335114.18$165.47/mo
Benton County41,08751415.63$132.89/mo
Big Stone County5,155512.01$188.12/mo
Blue Earth County68,57571414.62$141.29/mo
Brown County25,8948312.40$182.69/mo
Carlton County36,1455515.19$125.82/mo
Carver County105,69451714.13$125.50/mo
Cass County29,9177213.70$125.25/mo
Chippewa County12,50971012.31$205.40/mo
Chisago County56,32854115.62$120.07/mo
Clay County64,9758913.27$175.18/mo
Clearwater County8,525212.89$162.67/mo
Cook County5,5742215.80$145.80/mo
Cottonwood County11,4846713.03$178.28/mo
Crow Wing County65,8795112.89$106.24/mo
Dakota County435,86333214.26$101.05/mo
Dodge County20,79861615.15$123.28/mo
Douglas County38,7424512.57$142.93/mo
Faribault County13,9333614.43$148.89/mo
Fillmore County21,17910614.72$121.82/mo
Freeborn County30,8826613.90$123.40/mo
Goodhue County47,50352813.67$169.32/mo
Grant County6,0455112.32$154.94/mo
Hennepin County1,270,2834915.20$106.22/mo
Houston County18,806614.86$144.63/mo
Hubbard County21,219513.54$141.97/mo
Isanti County40,6042515.07$129.02/mo
Itasca County44,9697316.65$128.29/mo
Jackson County10,01661010.68$135.73/mo
Kanabec County16,0042215.56$135.80/mo
Kandiyohi County43,50471113.55$149.13/mo
Kittson County4,213313.69$195.60/mo
Koochiching County12,2034215.56$139.55/mo
Lac qui Parle County6,753311.52$214.28/mo
Lake County10,8356214.76$127.57/mo
Lake of the Woods County3,757314.95$153.46/mo
Le Sueur County28,56781512.47$119.20/mo
Lincoln County5,65552411.87$189.52/mo
Lyon County25,47771111.94$191.32/mo
Mahnomen County5,429113.45$165.84/mo
Marshall County9,082813.63$186.33/mo
Martin County20,0708711.40$143.08/mo
McLeod County36,66261613.68$182.57/mo
Meeker County23,2685612.58$169.36/mo
Mille Lacs County26,3973115.59$129.01/mo
Morrison County33,8768313.21$118.22/mo
Mower County39,9856714.03$124.59/mo
Murray County8,22431111.72$205.65/mo
Nicollet County34,2956713.81$156.85/mo
Nobles County22,22371111.38$210.48/mo
Norman County6,5005113.15$188.95/mo
Olmsted County160,92841415.40$133.27/mo
Otter Tail County59,7284212.58$130.80/mo
Pennington County14,0632112.95$174.52/mo
Pine County28,9974115.53$133.52/mo
Pipestone County9,37032814.92$118.04/mo
Polk County31,30310213.27$182.83/mo
Pope County11,21651712.91$159.06/mo
Ramsey County549,3774415.58$98.53/mo
Red Lake County3,9212112.94$174.38/mo
Redwood County15,43551012.60$157.49/mo
Renville County14,76871113.24$239.65/mo
Rice County66,79562414.52$123.99/mo
Rock County9,7182611.58$169.04/mo
Roseau County15,321414.50$179.68/mo
Scott County149,56861012.71$114.80/mo
Sherburne County96,29552514.16$111.33/mo
Sibley County14,94810313.19$170.19/mo
St. Louis County200,31113615.16$129.78/mo
Stearns County157,63893612.83$144.39/mo
Steele County37,36351314.62$133.12/mo
Stevens County9,6694312.37$179.14/mo
Swift County9,8105112.48$180.36/mo
Todd County25,121612.41$140.54/mo
Traverse County3,362211.13$197.24/mo
Wabasha County21,4255415.34$123.20/mo
Wadena County14,009511.58$148.72/mo
Waseca County18,97281615.05$118.04/mo
Washington County264,81831615.41$100.18/mo
Watonwan County11,2233213.16$180.14/mo
Wilkin County6,495512.38$144.76/mo
Winona County49,88951215.02$136.57/mo
Wright County139,89062214.13$126.66/mo
Yellow Medicine County9,6165211.80$216.11/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Minnesota's electricity generating facilities mainly use Coal, which accounts for 15,607,963.27 megawatt hours (or 26.16%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the state. Taken together with Nuclear (24.80%) and Wind (23.54%), the three fuel types make up 74.50% of the production in the state. The state is the 22nd highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 23,698,893,603.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The state also ranks 30th highest in pollution per resident, averaging 4,152.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. Minnesota has 672 power generation plants within the state. This is the 3rd highest number of power plants within a state and the 3rd highest number of plants per capita in the country.

Natural Gas
Natural Gas

Minnesota Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Minnesota include Northern States Power Company, Minnesota Power, and Otter Tail Power Company. At the state level, Minnesota has highly favorable laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 41 companies in Minnesota that reported energy loss, including Northern States Power Company, Minnesota Power, and Connexus Energy. Combined, these 41 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 3.41% of electricity produced. The countrywide average is 2.45%, resulting in Minnesota receiving a rank of 28th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to support home installs of solar can do this by enacting solar related tax and rebate incentives. Minnesota, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who install solar panels. The state has no overarching rebate program, but local rebates are available to many citizens who wish to install private solar. Fortunately, Minnesota offers a 100% tax exemption to homeowners. at their home. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of private solar at a home.

State Level Initiatives

State level legislation plays a huge part in determining whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electricity suppliers to produce a certain amount of their electricity from green fuels. Minnesota has taken the initiative to create an RPS program that requires between 16-24% of electricity creation to be fueled by renewable fuels. Additionally, the state has a low income solar program in place to help low income households installing solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Minnesota, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Minnesota

Where does Minnesota get its electricity?

The primary fuel source used for electricity generation in Minnesota is Coal, making up 26.16% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear accounts for 24.80% and Wind accounts for 23.54%.

How much does electricity cost in Minnesota?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Minnesota in 2023 is 14.20 cents.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Minnesota?

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in Minnesota.

How many power plants are in Minnesota?

There are 672 active electricity plants in Minnesota.

What power companies offer service in Minnesota?

What is the average electric bill in Minnesota?

The average electricity bill in Minnesota in 2023 is $110 while the countrywide average is $137.

How many electric companies offer service in Minnesota?

Minnesota has 166 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Does Minnesota have a deregulated electricity market?

Minnesota has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state usually have only one or two electricity provider options when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Minnesota?

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-10-25