Benton County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Benton County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

As the 395th largest generator of solar power in the country out of 3221, Benton County generates 23,582 megawatt hours from solar.

The county is the 1572nd highest producer of electricity in the country out of 3221 counties, producing 23,582 megawatt hours.

Benton County has seen year over year increase of 21.63% in electricity generation from solar energy.

Benton County generates 100.00% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 0.57 megawatt hours per citizen a year.

Benton County has emissions of 4,146.94 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the Minnesota average of 4,378.57.

Averaging production of 0.57 megawatt hours per resident per year, Benton County is 50 out of 87 counties in production per capita in Minnesota.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    483,343 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    23,582 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    23,582 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.57 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    171,596,316 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,146.94 kg

Sauk Rapids, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Sauk Rapids is around 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 5.85% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 797th best average for electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. With 100.00% of its electricity generation coming from sustainable fuel sources, the city ranks 46th in the state out of 915 cities for total electricity production from renewable sources. The city has a deficiency of 159,813.32 megawatt hours due to consumers consuming 7584.88% more electricity than the city produces. This leads to the city needing to purchase supplemental electricity.

The consumption of electricity in Sauk Rapids accounts for 59,647,025.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 78th highest in the state out of 915 cities. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,302.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 860th ranked city in the state for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Solar makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Sauk Rapids. Sauk Rapids has the 38th highest number of power producing plants of any city in the state, with one total plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sauk Rapids

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.124/kWh$133.21/mo.$71.82/mo.
797th14.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sauk Rapids
363rd$97.64Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED15.53138.59550,94485,560,740
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

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Foley, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Foley is around 14.48 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 7.06% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 812th best average for electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Foley average is 16.72% lower at $103.16 per month. Selling an estimated 13,326.68 megawatt hours a year, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Foley accounts for 11,819,001.58 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 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Foley is the 50th 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 January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.127/kWh$137.67/mo.$78.13/mo.
812th14.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Foley
431st$103.16Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED15.53138.59550,94485,560,740
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

Rice, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Rice is around 14.50 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 7.25% higher than Minnesota's average rate of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 814th best average for electricity rate out of 915 cities in Minnesota. Minnesota Power has an estimated 152 residential customers, more than all other electricity suppliers in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Rice accounts for 8,610,301.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 258th highest in the state out of 915 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Rice is the 50th 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 January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.114/kWh$148.96/mo.$84.18/mo.
814th14.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rice
650th$119.26Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED15.53138.59550,94485,560,740
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED13.1493.551,067,528140,282,001

Electricity Production in Benton County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Benton County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Sartell Dam
Sartell MN Conventional Hydroelectric 22,188
B.R. Sauk Rapids CSGMinnesota Solar CSG 9, LLC (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 8,589
Caelum Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 3,247
Delphinus Community SolarDelphinus Community Solar (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 2,753
USS Reindeer Solar LLC CSGUSS Reindeer Solar LLC (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 2,209
USS Kasch Solar CSGUSS Kasch Solar LLC (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 2,194
USS JJ Solar CSGUSS JJ Solar LLC (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 2,159
USS Solar Rapids CSGUSS Solar Rapids LLC (100.00%)
Sauk Rapids MN Solar 2,107
Novel Novak Solar LLC CSGNovel Novak Solar LLC (100.00%)
Benton County MN Solar 324

Benton County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Benton County results in 171,596,316.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1333rd largest emissions amount of any county in the country. More telling of the county's pollution reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,146.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 51st ranked county in the state and 1991st nationally for CO2 emissions released per capita. About 100.00% of electricity in Benton County comes from generation using Solar. Benton County is home to 9 electricity producing plants, which is 209th highest in the country.

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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 2.73%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Northern States Power Company, East Central Energy, and Minnesota Power. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Benton County is ranked as the 328th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Benton County, Minnesota

Providers In Each City in Benton County:

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

* 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 total revenue is Northern States Power Company.

How many power plants are in Benton County, Minnesota?

Benton County, Minnesota has 9 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Benton County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Northern States Power Company12,444
2East Central Energy5,894
3Minnesota Power410

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

Benton County, Minnesota has 3 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-21