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Olmsted County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Residents of Olmsted County are paying, on average, 5.58% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average rate, at 14.77 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 1204th highest generator of electricity out of 3221 counties in the country, Olmsted County produces 147,073.14 megawatt hours of electricity.

Olmsted County emitted 683,061,579 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks it as the 498th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the country.

With 13,554 megawatt generated from solar power and 162,847 consumers in Olmsted County, the county averages 0.08 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 38th in Minnesota out of 87 counties.

Olmsted County is home to 162,847 people and its power generating plants produce 147,073.14 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a production per capita average of 0.9 megawatt hours per capita per year.

Rochester Public Utilities is the largest electricity company in Olmsted County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,902,196 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    147,073 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    16,238 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    130,835 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.9 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    683,061,579 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,194.5 kg

Rochester, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Rochester is about 14.97 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 865th out of 915 cities in the state. Electricity production facilities in Rochester have, regrettably, caused a 14.99% increase in the amount of non-renewable fuel sources burned last year. The city generates 56,891.37 megawatt hours from natural gas, ranking them the 10th ranked city in the state for total electricity production from natural gas out of 915 cities.

Electricity use in Rochester results in the release of 515,079,984.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 3rd largest emissions amount in the state out of 915 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which amounts to 4,243.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Rochester is the 865th highest polluting city in Minnesota. Around 72.99% of Rochester's electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Purchased Steam and Other Biomass Gas make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 17,868.3 megawatt hours (22.93%) and 2,684 megawatt hours (3.44%), respectively. Rochester has 3 electricity generation plants, which is the 12th most for a city in Minnesota.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rochester

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.167/kWh$0.126/kWh$142.69/mo.$66.14/mo.
865th14.97¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rochester
64th$91.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rochester Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rochester, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
People's Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED14.77136.32233,57734,499,700
Rochester Public UtilitiesBUNDLED14.9890.4217,346383,40857,415,560

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Stewartville, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Stewartville is about 14.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 822nd out of 915 cities in the state. People's Cooperative Services has an estimated 65 residential customers, which is more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The Minnesota average monthly residential electric bill is $106.79, while the Stewartville average is 27.66% higher at $136.32 per month. This ranks the city 761st in the state for average monthly bill total.

Coming in at as the 129th worst ranked city out of 915 cities in the state, Stewartville releases 29,152,955.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 614th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,359.65 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Stewartville

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.143/kWh$142.42/mo.$136.23/mo.
822nd14.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Stewartville
761st$136.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Stewartville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Stewartville, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
People's Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED14.77136.32233,57734,499,700

Byron, MN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Byron is about 14.42 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 809th out of 915 cities in the state. Selling an estimated 11,562.28 megawatt hours, Northern States Power Company is the largest vendor in the city.

Coming in at as the 135th worst ranked city out of 915 cities in the state, Byron releases 27,518,088.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 50th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,359.65 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Byron

Byron 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.
809th14.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Byron
566th$111.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Byron Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Byron, 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
People's Cooperative ServicesBUNDLED14.77136.32233,57734,499,700

Electricity Production in Olmsted County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Olmsted County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Franklin Heating StationFranklin Heating Station (100.00%)
Rochester MN Natural Gas 75,212.913,900,591.16184.82
Saint Marys Hospital Power PlantSt Mary's Hospital (100.00%)
Olmsted County MN Natural Gas 55,578.2413,067,712.05235.12
Hwy 14 Holdco Solar CSGClearway Energy (100.00%)
Olmsted County MN Solar 8,372
Rochester MN Other Biomass Gas 2,684993,495.6370.15
Novel DeCook Solar CSGNovel DeCook Solar LLC CSG (100.00%)
Olmsted County MN Solar 1,872
Novel Bartel Solar CSGNovel Bartel Solar LLC CSG (100.00%)
Olmsted County MN Solar 1,772
Novel Byron Solar CSGNovel Byron Solar LLC CSG (100.00%)
Olmsted County MN Solar 1,538
4710 HostingEpic Hosting, LLC (100.00%)
Rochester MN Distillate Fuel Oil 4436,448.84828.38

Olmsted County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Olmsted County results in the release of 683,061,579 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 498th highest in the country out of 3221 counties and 9th highest in the state out of 87 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 4,194.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Olmsted County as the 49th highest polluting county in Minnesota. Natural Gas makes up 76.30% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Olmsted County. Purchased Steam and Solar make up 12.15% and 9.22% of generation, respectively. Olmsted County has the 25th highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 8 total power plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
76.30%
PURCHASED STEAM
Purchased Steam
Purchased Steam
12.15%
SOLAR
Solar
9.22%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
1.82%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.51%

Olmsted County, Minnesota Net Metering

Olmsted County has 3 out of 3 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 Olmsted County is about 1.76% 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%, Olmsted County is ranked as the 118th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Olmsted County:

  • Byron, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 41.81%
    • Northern States Power Company: 58.19%
  • Dover, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Eyota, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Oronoco, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 100.00%
  • Rochester, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 2.29%
    • Rochester Public Utilities: 97.71%
  • Stewartville, Minnesota:
    • People's Cooperative Services: 100.00%

* 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 Olmsted County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity supplier in Olmsted County, Minnesota by total customer count is Rochester Public Utilities.

Which electricity companies offer service in Olmsted County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Rochester Public Utilities58,029
2People's Cooperative Services11,553
3Northern States Power Company5,359

How many power plants are within Olmsted County, Minnesota?

Olmsted County, Minnesota has 8 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Olmsted County, Minnesota is home to 3 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

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