Douglas County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Douglas County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Over 99.68% of Douglas County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuel types, putting Douglas County at 50th in the state for renewable electricity production.

Alexandria Utilities is the largest supplier in Douglas County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

On average, Douglas County residents are responsible for 4,242.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita per year, making it the 1960th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the United States based on per capita pollution.

Douglas County produces 12,284 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 31st in the state out of 87 counties for total megawatt hours produced by solar power.

Douglas County has seen year over year increase of 10.84% in electricity production from solar power.

The use of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity generation in Douglas County has declined by 39.06% over the course of the past year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    455,624 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    12,323 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    12,284 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    39 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.32 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    165,478,846 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,242.39 kg

Alexandria, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 10.54 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Alexandria, which is 22.07% below the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 24.67% less than the US average of 13.99 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Alexandria Utilities. Alexandria citizens use 429347.11% 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.

Alexandria citizens average 4,360.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 48th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. With total emissions of 62,506,757.1 kilograms, the city ranks 74th 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. Alexandria'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 Alexandria

Alexandria residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.083/kWh$135.21/mo.$64.73/mo.
53rd10.54¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alexandria
47th$87.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alexandria Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alexandria, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED10.4083.113980,1918,337,600
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.76109.85557,93865,603,437
Runestone Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.48150.4198,22124,741,000

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Osakis, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 14.10 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Osakis, which is 4.27% above the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 0.78% more than the US average of 13.99. Selling an estimated 12,665.3 megawatt hours, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Osakis average is 22.92% lower at $95.48 per month.

Osakis citizens average 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 614th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 7,720,933.9 kilograms, which is the 271st worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Osakis 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 Osakis

Osakis 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.
584th14.10¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Osakis
330th$95.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Osakis Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Osakis, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693
Runestone Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.48150.4198,22124,741,000

Evansville, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.79 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Evansville, which is 12.80% below the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 15.72% less than the US average of 13.99 cents. Selling an estimated 2,180.77 megawatt hours, Otter Tail Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. Evansville has the 460th largest population in Minnesota, with 603 citizens residing within the city's borders.

Evansville 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 2,628,866.82 kilograms, which is the 452nd worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Evansville 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 Evansville

Evansville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.083/kWh$135.21/mo.$64.73/mo.
176th11.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Evansville
575th$111.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for Evansville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Evansville, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.76109.85557,93865,603,437
Runestone Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.48150.4198,22124,741,000

Electricity Production in Douglas County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Douglas County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Novel OYA of Osakis CSGNovel-OYA Two LLP (100.00%)
Douglas County MN Solar 8,412
Douglas County MN Solar 1,943
Douglas Todd Community Solar One LLC CSGMadison Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Douglas County MN Solar 1,929
Alexandria MN Distillate Fuel Oil 3925,780.88661.05

Douglas County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Douglas County citizens average 4,242.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 45th highest in Minnesota out of 87 in this category. With total emissions of 165,478,845.51 kilograms, the county ranks 23rd highest in Minnesota for total emissions from electricity consumption. The county has 4 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 566th most power plants within a single county in the United States. For electricity production purposes, Douglas County's main fuel type is Solar, accounting for 99.68% of production in the county.

SOLAR
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Solar
Solar
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Solar
Solar
Solar
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99.68%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.32%

Douglas County, Minnesota Net Metering

Douglas 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 Douglas County that report energy loss, including Alexandria Utilities, Runestone Electric Association, and Otter Tail Power Company. Together, these 4 companies average an annual energy loss of 4.20% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 1217th best in the nation and a state rank of 58th best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Douglas County:

  • Alexandria, Minnesota:
    • Alexandria Utilities: 91.76%
    • Runestone Electric Association: 4.20%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 4.04%
  • Brandon, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Carlos, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Evansville, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 95.28%
    • Runestone Electric Association: 4.72%
  • Farwell, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Forada, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Garfield, Minnesota:
    • Runestone Electric Association: 2.10%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 97.90%
  • Kensington, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Millerville, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Miltona, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Nelson, Minnesota:
    • Alexandria Utilities: 88.84%
    • Runestone Electric Association: 11.16%
  • Osakis, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 95.59%
    • Runestone Electric Association: 4.41%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Douglas County, Minnesota?

There are 4 active power plants located in Douglas County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Douglas County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Alexandria Utilities10,263
2Runestone Electric Association6,129
3Otter Tail Power Company4,901
4Lake Region Electric Cooperative74

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

By total revenue, Alexandria Utilities is the largest electricity company in Douglas County, Minnesota.

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

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

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-24