Brown County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Brown County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Brown County produces 0.28 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 808th highest county in the country for non-renewable production per capita.

Brown County is the 40th most populated county in the state.

Residents in Brown County pay $182.74 per month for residential electricity, compared to the national average bill of $123.86.

Over the course of the previous year, Brown County saw a 6.24% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

Roughly 100.00% of Brown County's electricity is produced using non-renewable fuel types, making it the 23rd highest ranked county in Minnesota out of 87 counties for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuels.

Natural gas makes up 88.29% of the electricity production in Brown County, giving it a rank of 707th out of 3221 counties countrywide for total natural gas generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    302,675 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    7,273 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    7,273 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.28 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    112,517,936 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,342.31 kg

New Ulm, MN Electricity Overview

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New Ulm's residents spend, on average, 14.38 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 6.32% more than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents. Selling an estimated 103,087.4 megawatt hours a year, New Ulm Public Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city. Generation from non-renewable fuel types makes up 0.51 megawatt hours per capita in the city, which means they are 22nd out of 915 cities in Minnesota for non-renewable generation per capita.

New Ulm is home to one electricity plant. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 61,072,142.11 kilograms, which is 77th largest emissions amount in the state out of 915 cities. More importantly, the city averages 4,325.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 856th worst city in Minnesota in this category. For the purpose of electricity generation, New Ulm's top fuel source is Natural Gas, making up 89.48%, or 6,421 megawatt hours of generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Ulm

New Ulm residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.134/kWh$85.77/mo.$82.98/mo.
807th14.38¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Ulm
40th$85.46Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Ulm Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Ulm, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
New Ulm Public UtilitiesBUNDLED14.3885.467,17645,108.846,485,716.41

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Sleepy Eye, MN Electricity Overview

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Sleepy Eye's residents spend, on average, 11.77 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 12.96% less than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents. CO2 emissions per person went up by 6.54% in the city during the previous 12 months. The city has experienced a 3.96% drop in non-renewable fuel type use for electricity generation purposes.

Sleepy Eye is home to one electricity plant. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 15,086,342.21 kilograms, which is 194th largest emissions amount in the state out of 915 cities. More importantly, the city averages 4,370.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 34th worst city in Minnesota in this category. For the purpose of electricity generation, Sleepy Eye's top fuel source is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00%, or 97 megawatt hours of generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.110/kWh$83.91/mo.$73.44/mo.
163rd11.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sleepy Eye
11th$73.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sleepy Eye Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Sleepy Eye ElectricBUNDLED11.7773.449711,866.941,396,871.96

Springfield, MN Electricity Overview

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Springfield's residents spend, on average, 14.80 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 9.46% more than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents. Springfield, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Electricity consumption in Springfield results in the release of 8,837,003.4 kilograms of CO2 pollution each year, which is the 250th highest amount in the state out of 915 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the city, which amounts to 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Springfield is the 50th highest polluting city in Minnesota. The city has one electricity plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Springfield

Springfield residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.118/kWh$182.67/mo.$109.55/mo.
831st14.80¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Springfield
610th$114.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Springfield Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Springfield, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Brown County REABUNDLED12.56190.0167,316.028,454,889.45
Springfield, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED15.00107.498,340.81,251,240.72

Electricity Production in Brown County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Brown County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
New Ulm MN Natural Gas 7,1762,192,227.95305.49
Sleepy Eye MN Distillate Fuel Oil 9773,045.84753.05

Brown County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Brown County is home to 2 electricity plants, which is the 45th highest number of plants within a county in Minnesota. The county is the 35th worst ranked county in Minnesota out of 87 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity use, with the county emitting 112,517,935.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 38th highest in Minnesota for emissions per resident. In Brown County, Natural Gas is 88.29% of the fuel sources utilized in electricity generation.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
88.29%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
11.71%

Brown County, Minnesota Net Metering

Out of the 7 providers in Brown County, 6 of them offer net metering to their customers. The state has favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

Brown County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 1.78% of their energy lost per year. The national average is 2.76%, resulting in Brown County receiving a rank of 119th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Brown County:

  • Cobden, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Comfrey, Minnesota:
    • South Central Electric Association: 1.36%
    • Brown County REA: 98.64%
  • Evan, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Hanska, Minnesota:
    • Brown County REA: 100.00%
  • New Ulm, Minnesota:
    • New Ulm Public Utilities: 100.00%
  • Sanborn, Minnesota:
    • South Central Electric Association: 21.52%
    • Redwood Electric Coop: 78.48%
  • Sleepy Eye, Minnesota:
    • Sleepy Eye Electric: 100.00%
  • Springfield, Minnesota:
    • Brown County REA: 8.10%
    • Springfield, Minnesota Electric Utility: 91.90%

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

FAQ

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

Brown County, Minnesota is home to 7 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Brown County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity company in Brown County, Minnesota by total customer count is New Ulm Public Utilities.

How many power plants are located within Brown County, Minnesota?

There are 2 active electricity plants located in Brown County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Brown County, Minnesota?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-24