Blue Earth County, MN: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Blue Earth County's average residential electricity rate is 16.10 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.12% less than the national average price of 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour.

The county is ranked as the 23rd highest producer of electricity in Minnesota out of 87 counties for total electricity production, generating 95,284 megawatt hours.

Blue Earth County is the 988th largest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3230 counties in the nation, with a population of 69,631 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 95,284.

Blue Earth County generates 4,890.65 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 10th out of 87 counties in the state for natural gas generation.

Blue Earth County is 717th in the US rankings for total megawatt hours produced from sustainable energy, with 40,361.88 megawatt hours produced from sustainable fuels.

Blue Earth County experienced a 3.67% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuels for electricity production during the past 12 months, surely a step in the wrong direction.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    804,697 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.56 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    95,284 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    40,362 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    54,922 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.37 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    407,014,395 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,845.3 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Mankato

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Mankato Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

17.01¢ per kWh

  • 0.94% higher than last month
  • 1.47% lower than April last year
  • 12.81% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 0.59% higher than the US average
  • 880th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 190 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 21,325th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 693 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,858 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

16.67¢ per kWh

  • 0.13% lower than last month
  • 5.15% higher than April last year
  • 12.09% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 3.41% higher than the US average
  • 867th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 46 since April last year
  • 23,049th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 228 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,391 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$79.58 per month

  • 9.62% lower than last month
  • 6.07% lower than April last year
  • 16.02% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 29.42% lower than the US average
  • 369th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 112 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 9 since April last year
  • 3,117th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 767 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,803 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$101.76 per month

  • 0.42% lower than last month
  • 3.24% higher than April last year
  • 7.65% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 25.22% lower than the US average
  • 466th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 141 since April last year
  • 3,691st in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 87 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,293 since April last year

Mankato, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.67 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Mankato, which is 12.09% above the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 3.41% more than the US average of 16.12. The average residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $101.76 per month. There is 457.67% more electricity used in Mankato than is produced, eliciting the need to purchase electricity from nearby municipalities.

Mankato emits 6,878.44 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 4th worst polluting city out of 915 cities in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 302,224,790.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has the 6th highest number of power producing plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant. In Mankato, Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 54.18% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Adding Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste totals to Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (44.33%) and Natural Gas (1.49%), the three fuel types make up 100.00% of the generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mankato

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.121/kWh$143.27/mo.$66.47/mo.
867th16.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mankato
466th$101.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mankato Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mankato, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.68101.7191,0538,918,772.061,487,259,077

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Eagle Lake, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.67 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Eagle Lake, which is 12.09% above the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 3.41% more than the US average of 16.12. Selling an estimated 11,282.78 megawatt hours, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $138.02, while the Eagle Lake average is 26.27% lower at $101.76 per month.

Eagle Lake citizens average 4,037.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 151st highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 12,886,793.09 kilograms, which is the 204th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Eagle Lake have to rely on electricity generated in nearby towns or rural areas, since zero electricity generation happens within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.121/kWh$143.27/mo.$66.47/mo.
867th16.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Eagle Lake
466th$101.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Eagle Lake Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Eagle Lake, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.68101.718,918,772.061,487,259,077

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Lake Crystal, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 20.96 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Lake Crystal, which is 40.94% above the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 30.01% more than the US average of 16.12. Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Lake Crystal citizens average 4,037.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 22nd highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 10,262,602.76 kilograms, which is the 226th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Lake Crystal have to rely on electricity generated in nearby towns or rural areas, since zero electricity generation happens within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lake Crystal

Lake Crystal residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.227/kWh$0.177/kWh$191.17/mo.$88.52/mo.
895th20.96¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lake Crystal
715th$132Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lake Crystal Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lake Crystal, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED20.80131.9858,109.541,686,974

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Electricity Production in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mankato MN Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 91,053156,646,339.021,720.3912/2027
POET Biorefining Lake CrystalPoet Biorefining Lake Crystal (100.00%)
Blue Earth County MN Natural Gas 4,2312,539,487.37600.21

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Blue Earth County emits 5,845.3 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 4th highest polluting county out of 87 counties in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. This equals a total pollution amount of 407,014,394.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 51.77% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Blue Earth County. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (42.36%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Natural Gas (5.13%). Blue Earth County has 2 power plants, which is 6th most in Minnesota.

NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
51.77%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
42.36%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
5.13%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.74%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Net Metering

Blue Earth County has 4 out of 4 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Minnesota has great regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 4 electricity providers in Blue Earth County that report energy loss, including Northern States Power Company, Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric Utility, and Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric. Together, these 4 companies average an annual energy loss of 3.83% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.87% while the state average is 3.21%, resulting in a rank of 763rd best in the nation and a state rank of 46th best out of 3230 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Blue Earth County:

  • Eagle Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Good Thunder, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Lake Crystal, Minnesota:
    • Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Madison Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Mankato, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Mapleton, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Pemberton, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 77.40%
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 22.60%
  • Skyline, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • St. Clair, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Blue Earth County, Minnesota?

There are 2 active power plants located in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Blue Earth County, Minnesota?

What electricity company is the largest provider in Blue Earth County, Minnesota?

By total revenue, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity company in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

How many electric companies offer service in Blue Earth County, Minnesota?

Blue Earth County, Minnesota is home to 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-07-05