Polk County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Polk County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

When calculating by number of customers, East Grand Forks, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest provider in Polk County.

Electricity production from the burning of coal as a fuel totals 73,367.5 megawatt hours, giving Polk County the 205th position in the US rankings.

While many counties work to inhibit non-renewable fuel types, Polk County's burning of non-renewable fuel types in their electric generation plants has increased by 27.07% over the course of the last year.

Polk County residents are faced with outages averaging 227.99 minutes per incident, with approximately 1.92 outages a year.

Polk County generates 100.00% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 683rd in the county out of 3221 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

During the last year, Polk County had a 8.45% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    364,350 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    73,368 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    73,368 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.35 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    149,687,051 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,798.89 kg

East Grand Forks, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 10.94 cents per kilowatt hour for consumers in East Grand Forks, which ranks the city 58th out of 915 cities in Minnesota. The city has had a 48.57% increase in non-renewable fuel source use for electricity production purposes. Facilities in the city produce, on average, 4.53 megawatt hours per capita from non-renewable fuels. This means they are 11th out of 915 cities in Minnesota.

Emitting 47,464,892.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions, East Grand Forks ranks 97th highest out of 915 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 5,172.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. Roughly 100.00% of East Grand Forks' electricity is produced using Coal. East Grand Forks has one power producing plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.110/kWh$0.109/kWh$93.20/mo.$79.57/mo.
58th10.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of East Grand Forks
23rd$79.57Average residential monthly electricity bill for East Grand Forks Residents

Electric Companies With Service in East Grand Forks, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
East Grand Forks, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED10.9178.1533,228.643,624,500.1
P K M Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.61211.9567,845.929,232,731.04

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Crookston, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.79 cents per kilowatt hour for consumers in Crookston, which ranks the city 177th out of 915 cities in Minnesota. Selling an estimated 14,770.93 megawatt hours a year, Otter Tail Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city.

Emitting 32,618,874.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Crookston ranks 117th highest out of 915 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Crookston

Crookston 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.
177th11.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Crookston
601st$113.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Crookston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Crookston, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otter Tail Power CompanyBUNDLED11.76109.85557,93865,603,437
Red Lake ElectricBUNDLED12.48182.2392,313.4511,519,601.92

Fosston, MN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.48 cents per kilowatt hour for consumers in Fosston, which ranks the city 420th out of 915 cities in Minnesota. With an estimated 565 residential customers, Fosston, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest vendor in the city. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $123.86, while the Fosston average is 5.45% higher at $130.62 per month.

Emitting 6,251,733.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Fosston ranks 297th highest out of 915 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fosston

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.126/kWh$168.59/mo.$130.62/mo.
420th13.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fosston
718th$130.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fosston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fosston, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Fosston, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.61118.327,074.04962,641.42
Wild Rice Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.10168.16208,81127,354,600

Electricity Production in Polk County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Polk County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
American Crystal Sugar East Grand ForksAmerican Crystal Sugar Co (100.00%)
East Grand Forks MN Coal 41,60022,987,118.22552.57
American Crystal Sugar CrookstonAmerican Crystal Sugar Co (100.00%)
Polk County MN Coal 31,767.518,096,746.46569.66

Polk County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 26th worst ranked county out of 87 counties in Minnesota, Polk County emits 149,687,051.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The county averages 4,798.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the county from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county's pollution levels. They rank 1633rd worst in the country in this category. Coal is the primary fuel in Polk County, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Polk County has the 52nd most electricity generation plants of any county in Minnesota, with 2 total power plants.

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Polk County, Minnesota Net Metering

There are 9 companies in Polk County providing electricity. Of those 9, 55.56% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Citizens of Minnesota have favorable net metering laws that encourage the installation of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Polk County is about 4.11% of all electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Polk County ranks 1126th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Polk County:

  • Beltrami, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Climax, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 60.04%
    • Red River Valley Co-Op Power: 39.96%
  • Crookston, Minnesota:
    • Red Lake Electric: 4.86%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 95.14%
  • East Grand Forks, Minnesota:
    • P K M Electric Cooperative: 0.53%
    • Nodak Electric: 49.60%
    • East Grand Forks, Minnesota Electric Utility: 49.87%
  • Erskine, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Fertile, Minnesota:
    • Wild Rice Electric Cooperative: 48.95%
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 51.05%
  • Fisher, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 93.81%
    • Red River Valley Co-Op Power: 6.19%
  • Fosston, Minnesota:
    • Fosston, Minnesota Electric Utility: 75.32%
    • Wild Rice Electric Cooperative: 24.68%
  • Gully, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • McIntosh, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Mentor, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%
  • Nielsville, Minnesota:
    • Nielsville, Minnesota Electric Utility: 75.01%
    • Red River Valley Co-Op Power: 24.99%
  • Trail, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 24.88%
    • Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative: 75.12%
  • Winger, Minnesota:
    • Otter Tail Power Company: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Polk County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity provider in Polk County, Minnesota by total customer count is East Grand Forks, Minnesota Electric Utility.

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

There are 9 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Polk County, Minnesota.

How many power plants are located in Polk County, Minnesota?

There are 2 electricity plants in Polk County, Minnesota

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-24