Renville County, Minnesota Electric Profile

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Renville County, Minnesota Overview

Renville County produces 1.85 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 1333rd highest county out of 3221 counties for production per capita in the nation.

With a Minnesota average residential electricity bill of $105, Renville County citizens, on average, pay about 114.85% more than other consumers per month for electricity.

In Renville County, 16,872 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuels. Renville County ranks 25th out of 87 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

Renville County produces 13,791.59 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 0.94 megawatt hours per person in the county and makes Renville County the 6th highest ranked county out of 87 counties in Minnesota for electricity production from coal per capita.

Renville County is ranked as the 57th largest consuming county out of 87 counties in the state with over 100,000 megawatt hours being consumed by residents who live there.

With total generation of 27,290 megawatt hours, Renville County is ranked 49th highest producer of electricity out of 87 counties in the state for total production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    170,046  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.55  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    27,290  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    10,418  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    16,872  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.85  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    58,034,347  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,941.75  kg

Olivia, MN Electric Overview

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On average, Olivia's residential electricity rate is 9.71 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 27.66% less than the average state price of 13.42 cents and 29.46% lower than the national average of 13.76 cents. Selling an estimated 20,854.35 megawatt hours, Olivia, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest vendor in the city.

Electricity use in Olivia creates 9,906,406.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 238th highest amount of any city in Minnesota. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 4,228.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Olivia as the 56th highest polluting city in Minnesota. The city has no power production plants within its borders, meaning the companies that service the city must import the 27,060.93 megawatt hours the citizens consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Olivia

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.098/kWh$0.097/kWh $111.51/mo.$106.23/mo.
12th 9.71¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Olivia
591st $111.48 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Olivia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Olivia, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Olivia, Minnesota Electric Utility BUNDLED 9.13 78.92 10,898.02 995,394.93
Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association BUNDLED 12.34 261.72 40,991.97 5,059,507.27

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Renville, MN Electric Overview

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On average, Renville's residential electricity rate is 13.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.92% more than the average state price of 13.42 cents and 0.36% higher than the national average of 13.76. There has been a 3.32% decline in the use of renewable fuels (such as solar, wind or hydro power) in Renville over the last year. It's unfortunate to see these fuels not used more in place of fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. The city is the 43rd largest producer of megawatt hours from solar power in the state out of the 915 cities.

Electricity use in Renville creates 4,881,703.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 329th highest amount of any city in Minnesota. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,752.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 874th ranked city in Minnesota for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. The city is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 18th highest for a city in the state. In Renville, Solar makes up 100.00% of the fuel sources used in electricity generation.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Renville

Renville 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.
526th 13.81¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Renville
436th $102.89 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Renville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Renville, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.92 90.72 9,276,153 1,291,299,668
Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association BUNDLED 12.34 261.72 40,991.97 5,059,507.27

Fairfax, MN Electric Overview

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On average, Fairfax's residential electricity rate is 9.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 27.39% less than the average state price of 13.42 cents and 29.20% lower than the national average of 13.76 cents. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $92.73 per month, while the nationwide average is $122.19. CO2 emissions per capita went up by 7.48% in the city in the past 12 months.

Electricity use in Fairfax creates 5,285,892.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 322nd highest amount of any city in Minnesota. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 4,228.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 54th ranked city in Minnesota for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. The city is home to one electricity generation plant. In Fairfax, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel types utilized for electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fairfax

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.097/kWh$0.091/kWh $95.99/mo.$85.74/mo.
13th 9.74¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fairfax
318th $92.73 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fairfax Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fairfax, Minnesota

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Fairfax Utilities BUNDLED 9.68 88.45 10 6,318.83 611,375.37
Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association BUNDLED 12.34 261.72 40,991.97 5,059,507.27

Energy Production in Renville County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Renville County, Minnesota

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Southern Minnesota Beet SugarSouthern Minnesota Beet Sugar (100.00%)
Renville County MN Coal 16,862 5,770,046.81 342.19
Kramer Solar CSGNordic Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Hector MN Solar 5,526
Grimm Community SolarGrimm CSG (100.00%)
Renville County MN Solar 1,937
Krause CSGKrause CSG LLC (100.00%)
Renville MN Solar 1,522
Novel Historical Society Solar CSGREA Investments, LLC (100.00%)
Sacred Heart MN Solar 1,264
Kerria Solar, LLCGeronimo Energy (100.00%)
Renville MN Solar 169
Fairfax MN Distillate Fuel Oil 10 4,444.98 444.5

Renville County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Renville County is the 50th worst ranked county in the state out of 87 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 58,034,347.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 3,941.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Renville County is the 2061st highest polluting county in the country. Power producing facilities in the county primarily use Coal, which makes up 50.54% (or 13,791.59 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the county. Taken together with Solar (38.18%) and Natural Gas (10.91%), these three fuels make up 99.62% of the county electricity generation. Renville County is home to 7 electricity producing plants, which is 32nd highest in the state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
50.54%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
38.18%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
10.91%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.35%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.04%

Renville County, Minnesota Net Metering

Out of the 6 providers in Renville County, 4 of them offer net metering to their customers. Residents of Minnesota have highly favorable net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Renville County averages out to about 2.89% of all electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 447th best in the United States and a state rank of 36th best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Renville County:

  • Bird Island, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Buffalo Lake, Minnesota:
    • McLeod Cooperative Power : 6.74%
    • Northern States Power Company: 93.26%
  • Danube, Minnesota:
    • Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association: 33.79%
    • Northern States Power Company: 66.21%
  • Fairfax, Minnesota:
    • Fairfax Utilities: 97.53%
    • Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association: 2.47%
  • Franklin, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Hector, Minnesota:
    • McLeod Cooperative Power : 1.89%
    • Northern States Power Company: 98.11%
  • Morton, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Olivia, Minnesota:
    • Olivia, Minnesota Electric Utility: 82.19%
    • Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association: 17.81%
  • Renville, Minnesota:
    • Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association: 7.12%
    • Northern States Power Company: 92.88%
  • Sacred Heart, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 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 Renville County, Minnesota?

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

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

There are 7 electricity plants located in Renville County, Minnesota

What electricity companies offer service in Renville County, Minnesota?

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

Renville County, Minnesota is home to 6 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-03-13