Blue Earth County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Over 57.02% of Blue Earth County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuel types, putting Blue Earth County at 27th in the state for renewable electricity production.

Residents in Blue Earth County experience an average of 1.17 outages lasting 113.72 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.

With a nationwide average residential electricity bill of $123.86, Blue Earth County residents, on average, pay about 11.44% more than the rest of the country per month for electricity.

Blue Earth County ranks 13th out of 87 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its population consuming 807,288.78 megawatt hours.

Emitting 424,349,194.3 kilograms of CO2 gases, Blue Earth County has the 13th highest pollution level from electricity consumption out of 87 counties in the state.

Blue Earth County is the 13th largest county in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    807,289 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    152,289 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    86,830 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    65,459 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.2 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    424,349,194 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,140.02 kg

Mankato, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 14.12 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Mankato, which is 4.39% above the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 0.89% more than the US average of 13.99. Northern States Power Company sells an estimated 103,887.55 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider. Solar gardens in the city produce an average of 0.47 megawatt hours per resident living within the city.

Mankato emits 7,254.99 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 5th 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 322,760,189.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has the 6th highest power producing plants of any city in the state, with 4 total power plants. Mankato has approximately 44.82% of its electricity generated by Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste. Also used is Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste at 36.67% and Solar at 16.71% of production.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mankato

Mankato residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
592nd14.12¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mankato
433rd$103.41Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mankato Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mankato, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benco Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.88145.8219,97930,536,600
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.95104,7519,362,1491,327,132,693

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Eagle Lake, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 14.15 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Eagle Lake, which is 4.65% above the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 1.15% more than the US average of 13.99. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 1.17 outages per consumer per year, with outages lasting about 113.72 minutes per outage. The countrywide averages for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages per year and 122.99 minutes each outage.

Eagle Lake citizens average 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 50th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 14,290,921.13 kilograms, which is the 198th 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 January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
603rd14.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Eagle Lake
353rd$97.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Eagle Lake Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Eagle Lake, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benco Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.88145.8219,97930,536,600
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

Lake Crystal, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 18.38 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Lake Crystal, which is 35.94% above the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 31.39% more than the US average of 13.99. Consumers in Lake Crystal deal with 1.17 power outages each year with outages lasting on average 113.72 minutes. Power plants in the city have, thankfully, brought about a 70.97% drop in the amount of fossil fuel types used last year.

Lake Crystal citizens average 4,360.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 49th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. With total emissions of 11,071,117.3 kilograms, the city ranks 223rd highest in Minnesota for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city has one power producing plant. Lake Crystal's power plants mainly use Distillate Fuel Oil, which accounts for 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lake Crystal

Lake Crystal residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.201/kWh$0.179/kWh$191.17/mo.$88.52/mo.
909th18.38¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lake Crystal
720th$130.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lake Crystal Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lake Crystal, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benco Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.88145.8219,97930,536,600
Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED19.2212898,4251,619,015

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 104,751175,750,415.921,677.7912/2027
Eastwood SolarEastwood Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Mankato MN Solar 10,576
Koppelman Sun CSGNordic Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Blue Earth County MN Solar 9,420
Corvus Community SolarCorvus Community Solar (100.00%)
Mankato MN Solar 8,580
POET Biorefining Lake CrystalPoet Biorefining Lake Crystal (100.00%)
Blue Earth County MN Natural Gas 6,825.144,128,338.29604.87
Mapleton Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Mapleton MN Solar 4,174
Schull CSGSchull CSG LLC (100.00%)
Blue Earth County MN Solar 2,345
Blue Earth County MN Solar 1,993
Primrose Solar, LLCGeronimo Energy (100.00%)
Mankato MN Solar 1,866
School Sisters CSGSchool Sisters CSG LLC (100.00%)
Blue Earth County MN Solar 1,750
Lake Crystal MN Distillate Fuel Oil 95,333.98592.66

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Blue Earth County emits 6,140.02 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 424,349,194.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 37.02% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Blue Earth County. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (30.29%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Solar (26.73%). Blue Earth County has 11 power plants, which is 15th 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
37.02%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
30.29%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
26.73%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
5.76%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.21%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Net Metering

Blue Earth County has 5 out of 5 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 5 electricity providers in Blue Earth County that report energy loss, including Northern States Power Company, Benco Electric Cooperative, and Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric Utility. Together, these 5 companies average an annual energy loss of 3.93% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 957th best in the nation and a state rank of 53rd best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Blue Earth County:

  • Amboy, Minnesota:
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Eagle Lake, Minnesota:
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 7.69%
    • Northern States Power Company: 92.31%
  • Good Thunder, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Lake Crystal, Minnesota:
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 15.61%
    • Lake Crystal, Minnesota Electric Utility: 84.39%
  • Madison Lake, Minnesota:
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 33.82%
    • Northern States Power Company: 66.18%
  • Mankato, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 80.20%
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 19.80%
  • 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: 71.13%
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 28.87%
  • St. Clair, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Vernon Center, Minnesota:
    • Benco Electric Cooperative: 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 11 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 5 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-21