McLeod County, Minnesota Electric Profile

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McLeod County, Minnesota Overview

Residents of McLeod County are paying, on average, 3.98% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average rate, at 13.21 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 1403rd highest generator of electricity out of 3221 counties in the country, McLeod County produces 70,401 megawatt hours of electricity.

McLeod County emitted 152,448,034.52 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks it as the 1429th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the country.

With 29,678 megawatt generated from solar power and 36,771 consumers in McLeod County, the county averages 0.81 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 15th in Minnesota out of 87 counties.

McLeod County is home to 36,771 people and its power generating plants produce 70,401 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a production per capita average of 1.91 megawatt hours per capita per year.

Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity company in McLeod County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    424,694  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.55  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    70,401  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    50,350  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    20,051  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.91  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    152,448,035  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,145.88  kg

Hutchinson, MN Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Hutchinson is about 10.18 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 30th out of 915 cities in the state. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $122.19, while the Hutchinson average is 40.38% lower at $72.85 per month. The largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Hutchinson Utilities.

Coming in at as the 72nd worst ranked city out of 915 cities in the state, Hutchinson releases 63,970,151.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Additionally, the city ranks 18th highest in the state for pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,381.82 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has 2 electricity plants within its borders. This is the 18th highest number of plants within a city out of 915 cities, in Minnesota. For electricity generation purposes, Hutchinson's top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 99.93%, or 19,879.17 megawatt hours of production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hutchinson

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.106/kWh$0.102/kWh $74.31/mo.$71.34/mo.
30th 10.18¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hutchinson
10th $72.85 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hutchinson Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hutchinson, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Hutchinson Utilities BUNDLED 10.18 72.85 19,894 55,645 5,662,000

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Glencoe, MN Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Glencoe is about 10.40 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 48th out of 915 cities in the state. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $75.2 per month. The city produces approximately 0.03 megawatt hours per consumer in the city per year from power plants within its city limits, which makes it the 98th highest generator out of 915 cities in Minnesota.

Coming in at as the 138th worst ranked city out of 915 cities in the state, Glencoe releases 24,348,208.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Additionally, the city ranks 33rd highest in the state for pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,238.89 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has one electricity plant within its borders. Glencoe's primary fuel source is Distillate Fuel Oil, with 98.16% of electricity production coming from the fuel source.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Glencoe

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.123/kWh$0.104/kWh $89.74/mo.$75.20/mo.
48th 10.40¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Glencoe
13th $75.2 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Glencoe Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Glencoe, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Glencoe Light and Power Commission BUNDLED 10.29 70.95 157 20,582.36 2,118,228.28
McLeod Cooperative Power BUNDLED 13.28 190.45 110,786.26 14,713,714.54

Winsted, MN Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Winsted is about 13.80 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 523rd out of 915 cities in the state. The city has seen a 14.96% increase in megawatt hours produced by solar power. The city is ranked 62nd in Minnesota in total electricity produced from electrical power plants within its borders, with 5,010 megawatt hours produced.

Coming in at as the 267th worst ranked city out of 915 cities in the state, Winsted releases 7,636,864.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Additionally, the city ranks 881st highest in the state for pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 3,409.31 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has one electricity plant within its borders. Winsted's primary fuel source is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel source.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Winsted

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh $129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
523rd 13.80¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winsted
572nd $109.87 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Winsted Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Winsted, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
McLeod Cooperative Power BUNDLED 13.28 190.45 110,786.26 14,713,714.54
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.92 90.72 9,276,153 1,291,299,668

Energy Production in McLeod County, Minnesota

Power Plants in McLeod County, Minnesota

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Spruce Ridge Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
McLeod County MN Landfill Gas 20,672 13,102,686.52 633.84
Hutchinson MN Natural Gas 10,018 4,577,577.2 456.94
Hutchinson MN Natural Gas 9,876 4,949,489.86 501.16
Andromeda Community SolarBHE Renewables (100.00%)
McLeod County MN Solar 8,199
Nautilus Winsted Solar CSGNautilus Solar (100.00%)
McLeod County MN Solar 5,747
Montgomery Winsted CSGMinnesota Solar CSG 4, LLC (100.00%)
Winsted MN Solar 5,010
McLeod County MN Solar 3,604
McLeod Community Solar One LLC CSGMadison Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Stewart MN Solar 1,868
McLeod County MN Solar 1,793
Stewart MN Solar 1,737
Novel Martin Solar One LLC (McLeod) CSGNovel Martin Solar One LLC (100.00%)
McLeod County MN Solar 1,673
Glencoe MN Distillate Fuel Oil 157 119,552.96 761.48
Honeysuckle Solar, LLCGeronimo Energy (100.00%)
McLeod County MN Solar 47

McLeod County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in McLeod County results in the release of 152,448,034.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 1429th highest in the country out of 3221 counties and 24th highest in the state out of 87 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 4,145.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks McLeod County as the 41st highest polluting county in Minnesota. Solar makes up 42.16% of the fuel types used for electricity production in McLeod County. Landfill Gas and Natural Gas make up 29.36% and 28.24% of generation, respectively. McLeod County has the 15th highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 13 total power plants.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
42.16%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
29.36%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
28.24%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.24%

McLeod County, Minnesota Net Metering

McLeod County has 3 out of 5 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 McLeod County is about 1.48% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, McLeod County is ranked as the 75th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in McLeod County:

  • Biscay, Minnesota:
    • Glencoe Light and Power Commission: 100.00%
  • Brownton, Minnesota:
    • Brownton, Minnesota Electric Utility: 91.71%
    • Northern States Power Company: 8.29%
  • Glencoe, Minnesota:
    • Glencoe Light and Power Commission: 96.44%
    • McLeod Cooperative Power : 3.56%
  • Hutchinson, Minnesota:
    • Hutchinson Utilities: 100.00%
  • Lester Prairie, Minnesota:
    • McLeod Cooperative Power : 6.86%
    • Northern States Power Company: 93.14%
  • Plato, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Silver Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Stewart, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Winsted, Minnesota:
    • McLeod Cooperative Power : 19.20%
    • Northern States Power Company: 80.80%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in McLeod County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity supplier in McLeod County, Minnesota by total customer count is Northern States Power Company.

Which electricity companies offer service in McLeod County, Minnesota?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Northern States Power Company 19,017
2 Hutchinson Utilities 7,469
3 McLeod Cooperative Power 2,972
4 Glencoe Light and Power Commission 2,852
5 Brownton, Minnesota Electric Utility 449

How many power plants are within McLeod County, Minnesota?

McLeod County, Minnesota has 13 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

McLeod County, Minnesota is home to 5 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-24