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Rice County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Rice County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

As the 7th highest producer of solar powered electricity in the state, Rice County produces a total of 78,670 megawatt hours from solar.

Rice County is the 817th largest county in the US.

Renewable electricity sources account for 11.81%, or 86,235 megawatt hours, of Rice County's total energy production.

The US average residential rate per kilowatt hour sits at 16.02 cents, while residents of Rice County benefit from an average rate that is 5.73% less at 15.10 cents per kilowatt hour.

Roughly 88.19% of Rice County's electricity is produced using non-renewable sources, making it the 505th highest ranked county in the county out of 3230 counties for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel types.

Rice County is the 6th highest county in the state for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 9.51 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    787,099 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.63 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    730,297 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    86,235 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    644,062 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    275,487,854 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,069.67 kg

Recent Energy News in Faribault

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Faribault Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

16.47¢ per kWh

  • 0.69% higher than last month
  • 9.52% higher than February last year
  • 11.28% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 1.09% higher than the US average
  • 629th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 276 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since February last year
  • 16,936th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,380 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,464 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

16.59¢ per kWh

  • 0.72% higher than last month
  • 5.88% higher than February last year
  • 11.91% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 2.09% lower than the US average
  • 628th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 249 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 27 since February last year
  • 18,210th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,194 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,781 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$86.62 per month

  • 18.74% lower than last month
  • 3.4% higher than February last year
  • 12.48% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 30.9% lower than the US average
  • 289th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 12 since February last year
  • 3,700th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 117 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,682 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$102.53 per month

  • 0.23% higher than last month
  • 4.84% higher than February last year
  • 0.59% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 22.64% lower than the US average
  • 536th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 255 since February last year
  • 3,298th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 276 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 685 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

12.1¢ per kWh

  • 2.55% higher than last month
  • 0.29% lower than February last year
  • 2.6% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 11.11% lower than the US average
  • 505th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 27 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 6 since February last year
  • 12,284th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 208 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 59 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

13.31¢ per kWh

  • 0.02% lower than last month
  • 0.9% higher than February last year
  • 7.83% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 5.76% lower than the US average
  • 521st in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 5 since February last year
  • 16,208th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 354 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 145 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$789.2 per month

  • 8.09% lower than last month
  • 1.62% lower than February last year
  • 14.95% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 52.83% lower than the US average
  • 596th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 11 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 26 since February last year
  • 22,594th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 618 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 143 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$967 per month

  • 0.11% lower than last month
  • 0.4% lower than February last year
  • 24.46% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 41.13% lower than the US average
  • 629th in the state out of 630 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 23,058th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 29 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 244 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

9.47¢ per kWh

  • 5.24% higher than last month
  • 0.19% lower than February last year
  • 2.93% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 3.91% lower than the US average
  • 580th in the state out of 629 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 374 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since February last year
  • 18,085th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 357 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 480 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

10.33¢ per kWh

  • 0.01% lower than last month
  • 1.38% higher than February last year
  • 10.94% higher than the Minnesota average
  • 1.23% higher than the US average
  • 614th in the state out of 629 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 237 since February last year
  • 19,644th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 56 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,095 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$102,986.42 per month

  • 6.25% higher than last month
  • 1.8% lower than February last year
  • 44.07% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 235.95% higher than the US average
  • 119th in the state out of 629 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 256 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 267 since February last year
  • 24,104th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 196 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 490 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$126,410.59 per month

  • 0.12% lower than last month
  • 0.13% higher than February last year
  • 33.2% lower than the Minnesota average
  • 270.83% higher than the US average
  • 491st in the state out of 629 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 25,018th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 15 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 80 since February last year

Faribault, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Faribault's residential electricity rate is 16.29 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.48% higher than the average Minnesota price of 14.75 cents and 1.72% higher than the US average of 16.02. There is 127.81% more electricity generated than used in Faribault, leading to potential exportation of the surplus. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $108.56 per month, while the state average is $111.73.

Faribault's fuel of choice is Natural Gas, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel source. Approximately 112,003,516.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption per year. The city also ranks 16th worst in the state in emissions per resident, averaging 4,607.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. Faribault has the 48th highest number of electricity plants of any city in Minnesota, with one total power plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Faribault

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.121/kWh$143.27/mo.$66.47/mo.
680th16.29¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Faribault
568th$108.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Faribault Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Faribault, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.59102.519,013,807.611,495,562,718
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.51144.74126,57418,360,500

Northfield, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Northfield's residential electricity rate is 16.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.50% higher than the average Minnesota price of 14.75 cents and 3.59% higher than the US average of 16.02. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers. The city is home to wind turbines that produce 16.83% of the total electricity generated within the city limits. This is the 9th highest percentage for a city out of the 915 cities in Minnesota.

Northfield's top fuel source used for electricity production is Solar. They produce 82.68% of the total generation in the city from this fuel. When combined with Wind (16.83%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.48%), the three fuel types account for 100.00% of the generation. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 74,156,693.7 kilograms, which is 65th highest amount in the state out of 915 cities. This total also equates to a ranking of 865th worst in the state for emissions per person. Northfield has 7 power plants, which is the 2nd highest out of any city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Northfield

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.121/kWh$143.27/mo.$66.47/mo.
711th16.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Northfield
283rd$102.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Northfield Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Northfield, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.59102.519,013,807.611,495,562,718

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Lonsdale, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Lonsdale's residential electricity rate is 15.64 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.02% higher than the average Minnesota price of 14.75 cents and 2.37% less than the US average of 16.02 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.

Lonsdale has zero electricity generation plants. Around 4,122 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city from electricity use, making them the 404th worst polluter in the state out of 915 cities. Total emissions in the city are 18,994,190.61 kilograms, which is the 161st worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lonsdale

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.121/kWh$143.27/mo.$66.47/mo.
584th15.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lonsdale
645th$120.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lonsdale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lonsdale, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Minnesota Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.62138.62512,49069,808,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.59102.519,013,807.611,495,562,718
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.51144.74126,57418,360,500

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Electricity Production in Rice County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Rice County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Faribault MN Natural Gas 643,925255,150,470.96396.24
West Faribault SolarWest Faribault Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 9,536
Northfield Solar CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 9,052
Walcott Solar CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 8,809
Dundas Solar Holdings LLC CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Northfield MN Solar 8,463
Webster Holdco Solar CSGClearway Energy (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 7,706
Northfield Holdco CSGNorthfield Holdco LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 7,670
Carleton CollegeCarleton College (100.00%)
Northfield MN Wind 4,80940,597.488.44
Warsaw Solar CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 4,451
St. Olaf Wind TurbineSt. Olaf College (100.00%)
Rice County MN Wind 2,804
USS Hubers Solar LLC CSGUSS Hubers Solar LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 2,029
USS Webster Solar CSGStandard Solar (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 2,025
Marion GardenExcelsior Energy Capital (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,918
Union GardenExcelsior Energy Capital (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,848
MSC-Rice01 LLC CSGMSC-Rice01 LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,843
Heyer CSGHeyer CSG LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,807
USS Centerfield Solar CSGStandard Solar (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,776
Straight Garden SolarStraight Garden LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,722
Hydra Community Solar Garden, LLC (CSG)Geronimo Energy (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,702
Roberds Garden CSGRoberds Garden LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,635

Rice County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Rice County's top fuel source used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 88.17% of the total generation in the county from this fuel. When combined with Solar (10.77%) and Wind (1.04%), the three fuel types account for 99.98% of the generation. The county has the 960th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity consumption of all counties in the United States, releasing 275,487,853.86 kilograms. This total also results in a ranking of 1905th highest in the United States for pollution per resident. Rice County has 24 electricity generation plants within its borders. This is the 63rd most plants in a county.

NATURAL GAS
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Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
88.17%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
10.77%
WIND
Wind
1.04%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%

Rice County, Minnesota Net Metering

Of the 5 electric suppliers in Rice County, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Regulations put in place at the state level are favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 2.85%. The US average for energy loss is 2.87% while the Minnesota average is 3.21%, resulting in a rank of 321st best in the United States and a state rank of 3rd best out of 3230 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Rice County:

  • Dundas, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Faribault, Minnesota:
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 14.31%
    • Northern States Power Company: 85.69%
  • Lonsdale, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 56.32%
    • Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative: 4.94%
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 38.75%
  • Morristown, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Nerstrand, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Northfield, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Rice County, Minnesota?

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

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

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

There are 5 electricity companies offering service in Rice County, Minnesota.

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

There are 24 active electricity plants located in Rice County, Minnesota

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-04-26