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Benton County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Benton County is 16.25 cents. This rate is around 1.13% more than the nationwide average of 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour.

Benton County is the 1185th most populated county in the country.

The electricity consumed by customers in Benton County is produced in other counties as the county has no power generation plants.

Benton County ranks 24th out of 87 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its population consuming over 400,000 megawatt hours.

When calculating by customer count, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity company in Benton County.

Benton County released 167,289,448.33 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes it the 22nd highest polluting county out of 87 counties in Minnesota.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    475,770 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.58 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    167,289,448 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,071.59 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Sauk Rapids

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Sauk Rapids Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

16.81¢ per kWh

  • 2.53% higher than last month
  • 8.75% higher than March last year
  • 14.44% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 0.58% higher than the US average
  • 704th in the state out of 910 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 4 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 23 since March last year
  • 21,833rd in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 491 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,116 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

16.65¢ per kWh

  • 0.68% higher than last month
  • 5.83% higher than March last year
  • 12.25% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 3.6% higher than the US average
  • 690th in the state out of 910 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 150 since March last year
  • 23,063rd in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 503 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,633 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$92.97 per month

  • 0.04% higher than last month
  • 3.7% lower than March last year
  • 12.14% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 22.88% lower than the US average
  • 327th in the state out of 910 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 10 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 43 since March last year
  • 5,432nd in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,360 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 445 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$105.69 per month

  • 0.28% lower than last month
  • 3.77% higher than March last year
  • 4.33% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 22.21% lower than the US average
  • 523rd in the state out of 910 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 155 since March last year
  • 4,736th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 29 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,619 since March last year

Sauk Rapids, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Sauk Rapids is around 16.65 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 12.25% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 14.83 cents, which ranks the city 690th best average for electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $137.93, while the Sauk Rapids average is 23.37% lower at $105.69 per month. Selling an estimated 38,267.49 megawatt hours a year, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Sauk Rapids accounts for 56,310,099.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 79th highest in the state out of 915 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 4,071.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Sauk Rapids is the 31st highest polluting city in the state. The city has zero power producing plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sauk Rapids

Sauk Rapids residential electric rates are highest in May and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.171/kWh$0.124/kWh$144.40/mo.$71.82/mo.
690th16.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sauk Rapids
523rd$105.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sauk Rapids Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
East Central EnergyBUNDLED16.24136.34549,955.6289,287,453
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.69102.168,938,258.591,492,082,095

Foley, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Foley is around 16.60 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 11.91% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 14.83 cents, which ranks the city 682nd best average for electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $137.93, while the Foley average is 20.38% lower at $109.82 per month. Selling an estimated 12,976.5 megawatt hours a year, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Foley accounts for 11,042,154.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 218th highest in the state out of 915 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 4,071.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Foley is the 31st highest polluting city in the state. The city has zero power producing plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Foley

Foley residential electric rates are highest in August and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.171/kWh$0.127/kWh$145.73/mo.$78.13/mo.
682nd16.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Foley
579th$109.82Average residential monthly electricity bill for Foley Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Foley, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
East Central EnergyBUNDLED16.24136.34549,955.6289,287,453
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.69102.168,938,258.591,492,082,095

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Rice, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Rice is around 15.57 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 4.95% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 14.83 cents, which ranks the city 528th best for average electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. Minnesota Power has an estimated 154 residential customers, more than all other electricity suppliers in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Rice accounts for 7,422,509.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 268th highest in the state out of 915 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 4,071.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Rice is the 31st highest polluting city in the state. The city has zero power producing plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rice

Rice residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.114/kWh$149.69/mo.$84.18/mo.
528th15.57¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rice
635th$119.13Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rice Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rice, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
East Central EnergyBUNDLED16.24136.34549,955.6289,287,453
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED14.6596.25990,223.04145,059,294

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Benton County, Minnesota Details

Benton County, Minnesota Net Metering

Benton County has 3 out of 3 electricity suppliers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Minnesota has favorable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Benton County is 3.65%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Northern States Power Company, East Central Energy, and Minnesota Power. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.87%, Benton County is ranked as the 651st best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Benton County, Minnesota

Providers In Each City in Benton County:

  • Foley, Minnesota:
    • East Central Energy: 22.37%
    • Northern States Power Company: 77.63%
  • Gilman, Minnesota:
    • East Central Energy: 100.00%
  • Rice, Minnesota:
    • East Central Energy: 57.09%
    • Minnesota Power: 42.91%
  • Sauk Rapids, Minnesota:
    • East Central Energy: 10.27%
    • Northern States Power Company: 89.73%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Benton County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity provider in Benton County, Minnesota by megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.

How many electric companies offer service in Benton County, Minnesota?

Benton County, Minnesota has 3 electricity providers serving consumers in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Benton County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Northern States Power Company12,717
2East Central Energy6,233
3Minnesota Power415

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-06-22