Rice County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Rice County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Over 99.43% of Rice County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuels, ranking Rice County at 982nd in the country for total renewable electricity generation.

As the 1066th highest county in the US for non-renewable generation per capita, Rice County produces 0.01 megawatt hours per person a year.

Averaging generation of 0.99 megawatt hours per resident per year, Rice County ranks 42 out of 87 counties in the state in production per capita.

With a population of 67,097 residents, Rice County is the 14th largest county in Minnesota and the 810th largest in the US.

Usage of non-renewable fuel sources has increased by 559.65% throughout the last year in Rice County.

Rice County is the 23rd highest county in Minnesota out of 87 counties for electricity production from wind per capita, averaging 0.14 megawatt hours per citizen generated from wind.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    783,752 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    66,528 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    66,152 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    376 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.99 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    268,296,180 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,998.63 kg

Faribault, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Faribault's residential electricity rate is 14.23 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.22% higher than the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 1.70% higher than the US average of 13.99. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The Minnesota average monthly residential power bill is $106.79, while the Faribault average is 5.98% less at $100.4 per month. This is the 399th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in Minnesota.

Faribault has zero electricity generation plants. Around 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city from electricity use, making them the 50th worst polluter in the state out of 915 cities. Total emissions in the city are 106,606,435.15 kilograms, which is the 44th worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Faribault

Faribault 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.
787th14.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Faribault
399th$100.4Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.56145.03123,38417,961,900

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Northfield, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Northfield's residential electricity rate is 14.18 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.82% higher than the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 1.31% higher than the US average of 13.99. 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 21.99% of the total electricity generated within the city limits. This is the 8th 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 76.79% of the total generation in the city from this fuel. When combined with Wind (21.99%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (1.22%), the three fuel types account for 100.00% of the generation. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 79,698,756.86 kilograms, which is 64th highest amount in the state out of 915 cities. This total also equates to a ranking of 882nd worst in the state for emissions per person. Northfield has 6 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 September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
609th14.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Northfield
76th$92.95Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693

Lonsdale, MN Electricity Overview

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On average, Lonsdale's residential electricity rate is 14.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.05% higher than the average Minnesota price of 13.52 cents and 1.53% higher than the US average of 13.99. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.

Lonsdale has zero electricity generation plants. Around 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city from electricity use, making them the 614th worst polluter in the state out of 915 cities. Total emissions in the city are 20,429,303.36 kilograms, which is the 159th 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 September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
785th14.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lonsdale
612th$114.54Average 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 CooperativeBUNDLED11.81121.68493,28658,253,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.56145.03123,38417,961,900

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
Northfield Holdco CSGNorthfield Holdco LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 10,511
West Faribault SolarWest Faribault Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 9,818
Webster Holdco Solar CSGClearway Energy (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 8,708
Dundas Solar Holdings LLC CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Northfield MN Solar 8,435
Carleton CollegeCarleton College (100.00%)
Northfield MN Wind 6,86034,670.845.05
Warsaw Solar CSGEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 4,303
St. Olaf Wind TurbineSt. Olaf College (100.00%)
Rice County MN Wind 2,479
USS Hubers Solar LLC CSGUSS Hubers Solar LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,984
Heyer CSGHeyer CSG LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,864
Marion GardenExcelsior Energy Capital (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,850
Roberds Garden CSGRoberds Garden LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,762
Hydra Community Solar Garden, LLC (CSG)Geronimo Energy (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,738
Cannon Garden SolarCannon Garden LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,721
Veseli Community Solar GardenVeseli Solar I LLC (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,636
Union GardenExcelsior Energy Capital (100.00%)
Rice County MN Solar 1,517
Rice County MN Solar 1,023
St. Olaf StandBy GeneratorsSt. Olaf College (100.00%)
Northfield MN Distillate Fuel Oil 319572,513.421,794.71

Rice County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Rice County's top fuel source used for electricity production is Solar. They produce 85.48% of the total generation in the county from this fuel. When combined with Wind (13.95%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.57%), the three fuel types account for 100.00% of the generation. The county has the 1004th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity consumption of all counties in the United States, releasing 268,296,179.56 kilograms. This total also results in a ranking of 2053rd highest in the United States for pollution per resident. Rice County has 17 electricity generation plants within its borders. This is the 70th most plants in a county.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
85.48%
WIND
Wind
Wind
13.95%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.57%

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 2.27%. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Minnesota average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 201st best in the United States and a state rank of 25th best out of 3221 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 17 active electricity plants located in Rice County, Minnesota

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