Freeborn County, Minnesota Electric Profile

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Over 100.00% of Freeborn County’s electricity production comes from sustainable fuels, putting Freeborn County at 8th in Minnesota for renewable electricity production.

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Freeborn County has seen a 16.22% rise in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production in the past year.

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Freeborn County averages 19.7 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 11th highest in the state.

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Residents in Freeborn County face an average of 1.17 outages lasting 113.72 minutes per year, compared to the nationwide averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

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Freeborn County uses only 57.97% of the electricity produced in the county, meaning they can store or export the surplus 42.03%.

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Freeborn County residents have an average residential monthly electricity bill of $121.68, which is 16.53% higher than the state average bill of $104.42.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    345,849 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.42 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    596,650 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    596,650 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    19.7 MWh

Albert Lea, MN Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Albert Lea are paying an average residential electricity price of 13.55 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.08% more than the average Minnesota rate of 13.40 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $104.42, while the Albert Lea average is 16.58% higher at $121.72 per month. This ranks the city 673rd in the state for average monthly bill total. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services.

Emitting 76,446,032.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Albert Lea is the 62nd highest out of 903 cities in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which amounts to 4,301.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Albert Lea is the 152nd highest polluting city in Minnesota. There are zero power plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Albert Lea

Albert Lea residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.124/kWh$121.72/mo.$112.36/mo.
506th13.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Albert Lea
673rd$121.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Albert Lea Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Albert Lea, Minnesota

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Freeborn Mower Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED13.55121.72No DataIcon representing missing value.191,49025,941,800

Clarks Grove, MN Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Clarks Grove is roughly 13.78 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.45% more than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Northern States Power Company sells 3,325.53 megawatt hours in the city each year, which is more than all other electricity providers. Citizens in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $94.24. This is 9.75% less than the Minnesota average of $104.42.

On average, Clarks Grove residents emit 4,301.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 152nd highest polluting city out of 903 cities in Minnesota. This adds up to total emissions of 2,980,762.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 415th highest for total pollution in Minnesota. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clarks Grove

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
579th13.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clarks Grove
392nd$94.24Average residential monthly electricity bill for Clarks Grove Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Clarks Grove, Minnesota

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Freeborn Mower Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED13.55121.72No DataIcon representing missing value.191,49025,941,800
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.8290No DataIcon representing missing value.9,224,4181,274,413,918

Alden, MN Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Alden are billed a residential electricity rate of 13.55 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 506th out of 903 cities in the state. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $121.72 per month. Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Electricity use in Alden results in 2,830,219.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 427th most of any city in Minnesota. Additionally, the city ranks 56th highest in Minnesota for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not produce any electricity in the city boundaries, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alden

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.124/kWh$121.72/mo.$112.36/mo.
506th13.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alden
673rd$121.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alden Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alden, Minnesota

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Freeborn Mower Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED13.55121.72No DataIcon representing missing value.191,49025,941,800

Energy Production in Freeborn County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Bent Tree Wind Farm Phase 1Alliant Energy (100.00%)
Manchester MN Wind 520,370No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Freeborn County MN Wind 72,921No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Goose Lake MN DPC-GMSoCore 2018 ProjectCo-W26 LLC (100.00%)
Freeborn County MN Solar 2,767No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
USS All In Solar LLC CSGStandard Solar (100.00%)
Freeborn County MN Solar 273No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
REG Juhl Glenville Wind, LLCREG Juhl Glenville Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Glenville MN Wind 174No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
USS Solar Way LLC CSGStandard Solar (100.00%)
Freeborn County MN Solar 145No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Freeborn County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Freeborn County's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Wind. The county produces 99.47% of the total generation in the county from this fuel source. Electricity consumption in the county creates 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 2960th most of any county in the United States. Additionally, the county ranks 2960th highest in the US for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 0 kilograms of emissions per person. Freeborn County has 6 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 398th highest number of power plants within a county and the 431st highest number of power plants per person, out of 3220 counties, in the US.

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0.53%

Freeborn County, Minnesota Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity providers in Freeborn County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. Consumers in Minnesota have highly favorable net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 4 companies in Freeborn County that report energy loss. Together, these 4 electricity providers average an annual energy loss of 3.23% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Minnesota average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 574th best in the country and a state rank of 45th best out of 3220 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Freeborn County:

  • Albert Lea, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Alden, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Clarks Grove, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 86.65%
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 13.35%
  • Conger, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Emmons, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Freeborn, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Geneva, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Glenville, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Hartland, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Hayward, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Hollandale, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Manchester, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Myrtle, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Twin Lakes, Minnesota:
    • Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Freeborn County, Minnesota?

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1Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services11,099
2Northern States Power Company8,797
3Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric319
4Benco Electric Cooperative129

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

Freeborn County, Minnesota is home to 4 electricity providers operating in the area.

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

The largest electricity provider in Freeborn County, Minnesota by total customer count is Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services.

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

There are 6 power plants located in Freeborn County, Minnesota

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16