Cottonwood County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Cottonwood County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Over 99.99% of Cottonwood County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuel types, putting Cottonwood County at 6th in the state for renewable electricity production.

South Central Electric Association is the largest supplier in Cottonwood County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

On average, Cottonwood County residents are responsible for 0.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita per year, making it the 2922nd highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the United States based on per capita pollution.

Wind turbines in Cottonwood County generate 802,866 megawatt hours of electricity.

Cottonwood County generates 69.71 megawatt hours per resident of the county from renewable fuels. This makes Cottonwood County the 6th highest ranking county out of 87 counties for renewable production per capita in Minnesota.

Cottonwood County ranks 1093rd out of 3221 counties in the county for total production of electricity from non-renewable sources, with 114 of the county's 802,980 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    134,529 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    802,980 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    802,866 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    114 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    69.72 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    11,041 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0.96 kg

Windom, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 9.62 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Windom, which is 28.88% below the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 31.26% less than the US average of 13.99 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Windom, Minnesota Electric Utility. Windom citizens use 81224.42% of the electricity produced within the city boundaries and the city must import megawatt hours generated in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up the difference.

Windom citizens average 4,360.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 47th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. With total emissions of 20,921,464.14 kilograms, the city ranks 157th 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. Windom'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 Windom

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.097/kWh$0.096/kWh$83.78/mo.$79.32/mo.
10th9.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Windom
29th$80.78Average residential monthly electricity bill for Windom Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Windom, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Federated Rural Electric AssociationBUNDLED9.98131.1789,7678,958,000
South Central Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.99180.5379,86010,377,000
Windom, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED9.3973.466919,548.961,835,446.45

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Mountain Lake, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.31 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Mountain Lake, which is 8.99% below the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 12.04% less than the US average of 13.99 cents. Selling an estimated 10,405.53 megawatt hours, Mountain Lake Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Mountain Lake average is 29.50% lower at $87.32 per month.

Mountain 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 8,714,933.29 kilograms, which is the 256th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Mountain 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 Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.123/kWh$188.67/mo.$87.32/mo.
245th12.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mountain Lake
49th$87.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mountain Lake Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mountain Lake, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Mountain Lake ElectricBUNDLED12.3086.367,329.95901,621.69
South Central Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.99180.5379,86010,377,000

Westbrook, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 15.45 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Westbrook, which is 14.26% above the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 10.44% more than the US average of 13.99. Westbrook Electric is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Westbrook produces 0.20% of the electricity consumed in the city and must import power from nearby cities and counties or rural area electricity generation plants.

Westbrook citizens average 4,369.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 35th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. With total emissions of 3,312,117.83 kilograms, the city ranks 401st 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. Westbrook'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 Westbrook

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.131/kWh$188.67/mo.$135.66/mo.
876th15.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westbrook
760th$135.82Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westbrook Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Westbrook, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
South Central Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.99180.5379,86010,377,000
Westbrook ElectricBUNDLED15.83128.88183,994.83632,531.55

Electricity Production in Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Cottonwood County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Cottonwood County MN Wind 720,395
Odin Wind Farm LLCClearway Energy (99.90%)Odin Holding Company, LLC (0.10%)
Cottonwood County MN Wind 50,998
Windom Wind ProjectMidwest Power Partners LLC (100.00%)
Cottonwood County MN Wind 28,763
Cottonwood County MN Wind 2,73722,047.718.06
Windom MN Distillate Fuel Oil 6929,633.2429.47
Westbrook MN Distillate Fuel Oil 1814,223.94790.22

Cottonwood County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Cottonwood County emits 0.96 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 80th highest polluting county out of 87 counties in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. This equals a total pollution amount of 11,041.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Wind makes up 99.99% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Cottonwood County. Distillate Fuel Oil (0.01%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Natural Gas (0.00%). Cottonwood County has 6 power plants, which is 32nd most in Minnesota.

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DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.01%
NATURAL GAS
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0.00%

Cottonwood County, Minnesota Net Metering

Cottonwood County has 5 out of 6 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

Energy loss in Cottonwood County averages out to about 3.69% of all electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 749th best in the US and a state rank of 48th best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Cottonwood County:

  • Bingham Lake, Minnesota:
    • South Central Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Jeffers, Minnesota:
    • South Central Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Mountain Lake, Minnesota:
    • Mountain Lake Electric: 98.98%
    • South Central Electric Association: 1.02%
  • Storden, Minnesota:
    • South Central Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Westbrook, Minnesota:
    • Westbrook Electric: 86.57%
    • South Central Electric Association: 13.43%
  • Windom, Minnesota:
    • Windom, Minnesota Electric Utility: 92.59%
    • South Central Electric Association: 6.16%
    • Federated Rural Electric Association: 1.25%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Cottonwood County, Minnesota?

There are 6 active power plants located in Cottonwood County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Cottonwood County, Minnesota?

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

By total revenue, South Central Electric Association is the largest electricity company in Cottonwood County, Minnesota.

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

Cottonwood County, Minnesota is home to 6 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-08-27