St. Louis County, Minnesota Electric Profile

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St. Louis County is ranked as the 365th largest consumer of electricity out of 3220 counties in the country with over 2,200,000 megawatt hours being used by consumers for their electricity needs.

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St. Louis County’s average residential electricity rate is 11.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.44% less than the national average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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St. Louis County is ranked 7th out of 87 for worst polluting county in Minnesota based on emissions per person.

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With 16,578.45 megawatt hours of electricity generated from coal, St. Louis County is 8th out of 87 counties in Minnesota for total megawatt hours produced from coal.

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With total production of 236,519 megawatt hours, St. Louis County is the 26th largest generator of electricity out of 87 counties in the state.

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St. Louis County produces 0.97 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes St. Louis County the 37th highest ranking county for renewable generation per capita in the state out of 87 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,273,645 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.42 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    236,519 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    193,029 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    43,490 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.19 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    915,549,942 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,599.14 kg

Duluth, MN Electric Overview

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Duluth's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.44 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.66% below Minnesota's average price of 13.40 cents and 14.97% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Minnesota Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers. More electricity is consumed in Duluth than generated, with consumption adding up to 733.23% of production.

As the 4th worst ranked city out of 903 cities in the state, Duluth releases 368,474,948.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption each year. This total also results in a ranking of 800th worst in the state for emissions per person. Wood/Wood Waste Solids makes up 55.88% of the fuel used for electricity production in Duluth. Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal make up 37.60% and 5.67% of production, respectively. There are 3 electricity generation plants in Duluth, which is the 16th highest number of plants in a city in Minnesota and the 2208th highest amount of power plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Duluth

Duluth residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.070/kWh$110.26/mo.$46.58/mo.
195th11.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Duluth
12th$69.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Duluth Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Duluth, Minnesota

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Buhl ElectricBUNDLED9.2652.85No DataIcon representing missing value.3,787.27350,739.41
Gilbert City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.6150.02No DataIcon representing missing value.5,865.23504,762.96
Hibbing Public UtilitiesBUNDLED17.5590.36No DataIcon representing missing value.36,840.726,464,435.07
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED12.1285.68133,8271,053,713127,690,063
Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED9.6570.83No DataIcon representing missing value.9,755.35941,807.74

Zips with electric coverage in Duluth, Minnesota include: 55811, 55803, 55804, 55812, 55805, 55807, 55806, 55810, 55808, 55802

Hibbing, MN Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.77 cents per kilowatt hour for Hibbing, which is 12.20% less than Minnesota's average price of 13.40 cents. This means the city is 260th out of 903 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Minnesota Power sells 201,879.26 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other providers. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $75.39. This is 37.30% below the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

Electricity use in Hibbing results in the release of 68,880,142.02 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is the 68th highest in the state out of 903 cities. This total equates to 4,301.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 56th worst in Minnesota for emissions per capita. The city is home to one power producing plant, which is 59th highest in the state and 160th highest when considering plants per person

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hibbing

Hibbing residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.070/kWh$110.26/mo.$46.58/mo.
260th11.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hibbing
41st$75.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hibbing Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hibbing, Minnesota

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Buhl ElectricBUNDLED9.2652.85No DataIcon representing missing value.3,787.27350,739.41
Gilbert City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.6150.02No DataIcon representing missing value.5,865.23504,762.96
Hibbing Public UtilitiesBUNDLED17.5590.36No DataIcon representing missing value.36,840.726,464,435.07
Lake Country PowerBUNDLED14.95133.31No DataIcon representing missing value.491,20573,449,000
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED12.1285.68No DataIcon representing missing value.1,053,713127,690,063

Hermantown, MN Electric Overview

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Hermantown's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.44 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.66% below Minnesota's average price of 13.40 cents and 14.97% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Minnesota Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.24, while the Hermantown average is 41.84% below at $69.94 per month.

Hermantown is the 99th worst ranked city in Minnesota out of 903 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 41,309,159.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 4,301.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hermantown

Hermantown residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.070/kWh$110.26/mo.$46.58/mo.
188th11.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hermantown
5th$69.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hermantown Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hermantown, Minnesota

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Buhl ElectricBUNDLED9.2652.85No DataIcon representing missing value.3,787.27350,739.41
Gilbert City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.6150.02No DataIcon representing missing value.5,865.23504,762.96
Hibbing Public UtilitiesBUNDLED17.5590.36No DataIcon representing missing value.36,840.726,464,435.07
Minnesota PowerBUNDLED12.1285.68No DataIcon representing missing value.1,053,713127,690,063
Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED9.6570.83No DataIcon representing missing value.9,755.35941,807.74

Zips with electric coverage in Hermantown, Minnesota include: 55811, 55810, 55814

Energy Production in St. Louis County, Minnesota

Power Plants in St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Duluth MN Wood/Wood Waste Solids 83,50349,332,374.59590.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Taconite Ridge 1 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Mountain Iron MN Wind 59,419No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Duluth MN Conventional Hydroelectric 50,324No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Virginia MN Natural Gas 26,80086,535,582.553,228.94YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hoyt Lakes MN Natural Gas 16,47312,505,552.22759.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

St. Louis County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

St. Louis County's fuel of choice is Wood/Wood Waste Solids, with 35.21% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Wind (25.12%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Conventional Hydroelectric (21.28%). Electricity consumption in the county has byproducts of 915,549,942.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 7th most of any county in the state. This total results in 4,599.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 1707th worst in the US for pollution per capita. St. Louis County has 5 electricity producing plants, which is 33rd most in the state.

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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
35.21%
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Wind
Wind
Wind
25.12%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
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Conventional Hydroelectric
21.28%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
11.38%
COAL
Coal
7.01%

St. Louis County, Minnesota Net Metering

Out of the 8 suppliers in St. Louis County, 8 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Minnesota has some of the best state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

St. Louis County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 4.48% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned St. Louis County a rank of 1605th best in the nation out of 3220.

Providers In Each City in St. Louis County:

  • Aurora, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.65%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Babbitt, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 13.78%
    • Lake Country Power: 2.89%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Biwabik, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 9.02%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 18.20%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 18.20%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 18.20%
    • Buhl Electric: 18.20%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 18.20%
  • Brookston, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.67%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Buhl, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 0.51%
    • Lake Country Power: 1.07%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 19.68%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 19.68%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 19.68%
    • Buhl Electric: 19.68%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 19.68%
  • Chisholm, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.64%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Cook, Minnesota:
    • Lake Country Power: 16.67%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Duluth, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.65%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Ely, Minnesota:
    • Lake Country Power: 1.70%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Ely, Minnesota Electric Utility: 14.97%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Eveleth, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.27%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.30%
    • Virginia Public Utilities: 2.23%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.30%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.30%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.30%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.30%
  • Floodwood, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.63%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Gilbert, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 10.11%
    • Lake Country Power: 1.98%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 17.58%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.58%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 17.58%
    • Buhl Electric: 17.58%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.58%
  • Hermantown, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.61%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.68%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.68%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.68%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.68%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.68%
  • Hibbing, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 5.08%
    • Lake Country Power: 10.08%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.97%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.97%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.97%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.97%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.97%
  • Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.65%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Iron Junction, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.67%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Kinney, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.65%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Leonidas, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.64%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • McKinley, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 13.49%
    • Lake Country Power: 3.17%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Meadowlands, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.67%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Mountain Iron, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 1.46%
    • Lake Country Power: 10.28%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 17.56%
    • Virginia Public Utilities: 0.46%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.56%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 17.56%
    • Buhl Electric: 17.56%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.56%
  • Orr, Minnesota:
    • Lake Country Power: 16.67%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Proctor, Minnesota:
    • Proctor Public Utilities: 15.21%
    • Minnesota Power: 1.44%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Tower, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 10.71%
    • Lake Country Power: 5.96%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Virginia, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 6.65%
    • Lake Country Power: 0.22%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 17.96%
    • Virginia Public Utilities: 3.35%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.96%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 17.96%
    • Buhl Electric: 17.96%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 17.96%
  • Winton, Minnesota:
    • Minnesota Power: 16.37%
    • Lake Country Power: 0.29%
    • Hibbing Public Utilities: 16.67%
    • Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
    • Gilbert City Utilities: 16.67%
    • Buhl Electric: 16.67%
    • Biwabik, Minnesota Electric Utility: 16.67%
  • Wright, Minnesota:
    • Lake Country Power: 100.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are located in St. Louis County, Minnesota?

St. Louis County, Minnesota has 5 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in St. Louis County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity provider in St. Louis County, Minnesota by megawatt hours sold is Minnesota Power.

How many electric companies offer service in St. Louis County, Minnesota?

There are 8 electricity companies offering service in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

What electricity companies offer service in St. Louis County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Minnesota Power56,322
2Lake Country Power25,989
3Hibbing Public Utilities7,977
4Cooperative Light & Power1,638
5Mountain Iron, Minnesota Electric Utility1,252
6Gilbert City Utilities964
7North Star Electric Cooperative707
8Buhl Electric600

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16