Dakota County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Dakota County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Over the course of the previous year, Dakota County has experienced a 9.85% decrease in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.

Dakota County's ability to generate 24,667 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 378th highest hydroelectric energy generating county in the United States out of 3221 counties.

Dakota County ranks 667th out of 3221 counties in the nation for total generation of electricity from non-renewable sources, with 90,367 of the county's 211,282 megawatt hours coming from those sources.

Dakota County is home to over 439,882 citizens and produces 96,248 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.22 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Dakota County 33rd in the state out of 87 counties for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Dakota County is 13.83 cents. This is roughly 1.15% lower than the national average price of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

The county is the 1110th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3221 counties, producing 211,282 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,138,208 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    211,282 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    120,915 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    90,367 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.48 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,922,227,158 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,369.87 kg

Lakeville, MN Electricity Overview

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Lakeville's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.78 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 1.51% below the average nationwide rate of 13.99 cents. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $104.51. This is 15.63% below the nationwide average bill of $123.86. Dakota Electric Association is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

The consumption of electricity in Lakeville accounts for 302,951,833.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 12th largest emissions amount in the state out of 915 cities. Averaging 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the city ranks 50th worst in Minnesota for emissions per capita. There are no power plants in Lakeville, so citizens must rely on electricity produced outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakeville

Lakeville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.107/kWh$154.86/mo.$71.30/mo.
493rd13.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakeville
438th$104.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakeville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakeville, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dakota Electric AssociationBUNDLED13.68107.38977,182133,702,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

Zips with electric coverage in Lakeville, Minnesota include: 55044, 55024, 55068

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Eagan, MN Electricity Overview

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Eagan's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 1.20% below the average nationwide rate of 13.99 cents. The city produces over 0 megawatt hours from its electrical power plants, which is the 74th most in total generation for any city in the state. Eagan electricity customers consume 66635.19% of the electricity generated within the city limits and the city must use electricity produced in rural areas or other nearby cities to make up for the excess usage.

The consumption of electricity in Eagan accounts for 300,524,028.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 13th largest emissions amount in the state out of 915 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 43rd worst in Minnesota for emissions per capita. Approximately 100.00% of Eagan's electricity is generated using Distillate Fuel Oil. Eagan has the 3rd most power generation plants of any city in Minnesota, with 5 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Eagan

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.111/kWh$152.01/mo.$70.97/mo.
501st13.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Eagan
432nd$103.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Eagan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Eagan, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dakota Electric AssociationBUNDLED13.68107.38977,182133,702,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

Zips with electric coverage in Eagan, Minnesota include: 55122, 55123, 55077, 55121, 55120

Burnsville, MN Electricity Overview

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Burnsville's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 1.32% below the average nationwide rate of 13.99 cents. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $102.44. This is 17.30% below the nationwide average bill of $123.86. Dakota Electric Association is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Burnsville emits 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 50th highest polluting city out of 915 cities in the state. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the city from electricity consumption is 280,399,382.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 15th largest emissions amount in Minnesota. The city has the 38th highest number of power producing plants of any city in Minnesota, with one total plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Burnsville

Burnsville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.115/kWh$148.93/mo.$70.61/mo.
498th13.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Burnsville
424th$102.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Burnsville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Burnsville, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dakota Electric AssociationBUNDLED13.68107.38977,182133,702,000
Minnesota Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.81121.68493,28658,253,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.951,563,8959,362,1491,327,132,693

Zips with electric coverage in Burnsville, Minnesota include: 55044, 55337, 55306

Electricity Production in Dakota County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Dakota County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Inver Grove Heights MN Natural Gas 89,16082,562,740.47926.0112/2026
Hastings City HydroelectricHastings Lock & Dam (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 24,667
SunE Feely 1 CSG, LLCEcoplexus (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 8,719
Empire SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 8,490
Rosemount Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Rosemount MN Solar 8,423
Ursa Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 8,380
Farmington Holdco SolarClearway Energy (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 8,343
Felton CSG PV1-5Felton Farms CSG 1, LLC (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 8,058
Northfield Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Northfield MN Solar 8,006
Randolph CSG PV1-5126 Grove Solar LLC (20.00%)Randolph CSG 1, LLC (80.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 7,965
Equuleus Community Solar GardensEquuleus Community Solar Gardens, LLC (100.00%)
Rosemount MN Solar 7,578
Waterford Holdco CSGWaterford Holdco LLC (100.00%)
Northfield MN Solar 5,251
Vermillion River_MN_GRE DEA-GMENGIE (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 4,886
Dakota County MN Solar 3,671
Hyacinth Solar, LLCGeronimo Energy (100.00%)
Northfield MN Solar 2,063
Dakota Community Solar One LLC CSGMadison Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 1,871
Lyman GardenExcelsior Energy Capital (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 1,684
GRE Marshan SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W1 LLC (100.00%)
Dakota County MN Solar 1,562
STAG St. Paul Project CSGSTAG St. Paul Community Solar LLC (100.00%)
South St. Paul MN Solar 1,298
Thomson Reuters Campus Bldg A-DThomson Corp (100.00%)
Eagan MN Distillate Fuel Oil 581351,449.75604.9

Dakota County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emitting 1,922,227,158.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Dakota County ranks 4th worst out of 87 counties in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The county averages 4,369.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county's emission levels. They rank 15th highest in the state in this category. Electricity plants in the county primarily use Solar, which makes up 45.55% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the county. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Natural Gas at 30.77% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 12.00% of generation. Dakota County has 24 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 39th most power plants within a county.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
45.55%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
30.77%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
12.00%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
11.67%

Dakota County, Minnesota Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Dakota County offer net metering to their consumers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Minnesota has great regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Dakota County averages out to about 1.54% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Dakota County receiving a rank of 101st best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Dakota County, Minnesota

Providers In Each City in Dakota County:

  • Apple Valley, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 96.77%
    • Northern States Power Company: 3.23%
  • Burnsville, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 59.46%
    • Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative: 3.16%
    • Northern States Power Company: 37.38%
  • Coates, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 84.79%
    • Dakota Electric Association: 15.21%
  • Eagan, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 71.10%
    • Northern States Power Company: 28.90%
  • Farmington, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Dakota Electric Association: 50.00%
  • Hampton, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Hastings, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 81.05%
    • Dakota Electric Association: 18.95%
  • Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 35.93%
    • Northern States Power Company: 64.07%
  • Lakeville, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 19.92%
    • Dakota Electric Association: 80.08%
  • Lilydale, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Mendota, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Mendota Heights, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Miesville, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 100.00%
  • New Trier, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Randolph, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Rosemount, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 30.27%
    • Northern States Power Company: 69.73%
  • South St. Paul, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Sunfish Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Vermillion, Minnesota:
    • Dakota Electric Association: 7.33%
    • Northern States Power Company: 92.67%
  • West St. Paul, 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 located in Dakota County, Minnesota?

Dakota County, Minnesota has 24 electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

The largest electricity supplier in Dakota County, Minnesota by total customer count is Dakota Electric Association.

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

Dakota County, Minnesota has 2 electricity providers operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Dakota County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dakota Electric Association93,889
2Northern States Power Company52,965

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-21