Otter Tail County, MN: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

While the national average residential electricity rate is 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour, Otter Tail County's average is 24.14% lower than at 12.23 cents per kilowatt hour.

Otter Tail County is the 72nd worst polluting county in Minnesota when considering pollution per capita. The county emits 3,781.46 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

Otter Tail County is the 896th most populous county in the United States.

Otter Tail County is the 17th highest pollution level due to electricity use out of 87 counties in Minnesota, releasing 225,859,103.09 kilograms of CO2 gases.

With 59,728 citizens within its borders and 43,727 megawatt hours produced each year, Otter Tail County has a per capita production rate of 0.73 megawatt hours. This is the 1037th highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the United States.

There was a 4.63% decline in CO2 emissions per capita during the last 12 months in Otter Tail County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    690,252 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.56 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    43,727 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    43,727 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.73 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    225,859,103 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,781.46 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Fergus Falls

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Fergus Falls Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

9.83¢ per kWh

  • 1.88% lower than last month
  • 3.75% higher than April last year
  • 34.78% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 41.85% lower than the US average
  • 117th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 8 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 635th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 293 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 174 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

11.26¢ per kWh

  • 0.26% higher than last month
  • 5.52% lower than April last year
  • 24.31% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 30.17% lower than the US average
  • 140th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 24 since April last year
  • 2,721st in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 35 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,976 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$76.69 per month

  • 22.94% lower than last month
  • 5.54% lower than April last year
  • 19.07% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 31.98% lower than the US average
  • 161st in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 308 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 6 since April last year
  • 2,447th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 5,081 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,494 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$99.44 per month

  • 0.38% lower than last month
  • 10.04% lower than April last year
  • 9.75% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 26.92% lower than the US average
  • 249th in the state out of 896 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 297 since April last year
  • 3,181st in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 73 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,842 since April last year

Fergus Falls, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.26 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Fergus Falls, which is 24.31% below the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 30.17% less than the US average of 16.12 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $99.44 per month. There is 269.19% more electricity used in Fergus Falls than is produced, eliciting the need to purchase electricity from nearby municipalities.

Fergus Falls citizens average 2,943.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 906th highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. With total emissions of 41,120,141.67 kilograms, the city ranks 98th 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. Fergus Falls' power plants mainly use Solar, which accounts for 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.088/kWh$150.80/mo.$74.52/mo.
140th11.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fergus Falls
249th$99.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fergus Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Lake Region Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.39129.27309,943.7638,400,042.95
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.0495.0346,412516,731.5357,068,640

Perham, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Perham, which is 25.45% below the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 31.22% less than the US average of 16.12 cents. Selling an estimated 10,535.15 megawatt hours, Otter Tail Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $138.02, while the Perham average is 31.15% lower at $95.03 per month.

Perham citizens average 4,037.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 22nd highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 13,968,766.94 kilograms, which is the 192nd worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Perham 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 Perham

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.083/kWh$152.17/mo.$64.73/mo.
107th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Perham
137th$95.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Perham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Perham, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.0495.03516,731.5357,068,640

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Pelican Rapids, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Pelican Rapids, which is 25.45% below the average Minnesota price of 14.87 cents and 31.22% less than the US average of 16.12 cents. Selling an estimated 7,747.2 megawatt hours, Otter Tail Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $138.02, while the Pelican Rapids average is 31.15% lower at $95.03 per month.

Pelican Rapids citizens average 4,037.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 151st highest in Minnesota out of 915 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 10,403,905.32 kilograms, which is the 223rd worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Pelican Rapids 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 Pelican Rapids

Pelican Rapids residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.083/kWh$152.17/mo.$64.73/mo.
107th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pelican Rapids
137th$95.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pelican Rapids Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.0495.03516,731.5357,068,640

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Electricity Production in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Fergus Falls MN Solar 43,727

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Otter Tail County citizens average 3,781.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 72nd highest in Minnesota out of 87 in this category. With total emissions of 225,859,103.09 kilograms, the county ranks 17th highest in Minnesota for total emissions from electricity consumption. The county has one power producing plant within its borders. Otter Tail County's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from this fuel source.

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Net Metering

Otter Tail County has 3 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

Energy loss in Otter Tail County averages out to about 4.80% of all electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average for energy loss is 2.87% and the state average is 3.21%, resulting in a rank of 1608th best in the US and a state rank of 68th best out of 3230 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Otter Tail County:

  • Battle Lake, Minnesota:
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 13.08%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 86.92%
  • Bluffton, Minnesota:
    • Todd-Wadena Electric: 100.00%
  • Clitherall, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Dalton, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Deer Creek, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Dent, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Elizabeth, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 78.12%
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 21.88%
  • Erhard, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 95.65%
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 4.35%
  • Fergus Falls, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 87.11%
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 12.89%
  • Henning, Minnesota:
    • Henning, Minnesota Electric Utility: 82.04%
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 17.96%
  • New York Mills, Minnesota:
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 30.88%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 69.12%
  • Ottertail, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Parkers Prairie, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Pelican Rapids, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Perham, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Richville, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Underwood, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 70.77%
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 29.23%
  • Urbank, Minnesota:
    • Lake Region Electric Cooperative: 50.05%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 49.95%
  • Vergas, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Vining, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail 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 within Otter Tail County, Minnesota?

There is one active power plant located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Otter Tail County, Minnesota?

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

By total revenue, Otter Tail Power Company is the largest electricity company in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.

How many electric companies offer service in Otter Tail County, Minnesota?

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

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-07-05