Steele County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Steele County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

Steele County is the 66th worst polluting county in Minnesota when considering emissions per capita.

Steele County has seen a 1.60% increase in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production within the previous year.

Steele County's average residential electricity rate is 14.42 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.03% higher than the national average of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Releasing 123,492,305.45 kilograms of CO2 gases, Steele County has the 1622nd worst pollution level from electricity use out of 3221 counties in the US.

The burning of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production has increased by 35.45% in Steele County power plants.

Steele County produces 32,695 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 594th out of 3221 counties in the country for total natural gas generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    436,935 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    152,587 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    119,605 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    32,982 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.08 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    123,492,305 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,301.4 kg

Owatonna, MN Electricity Overview

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Owatonna's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 12.79 cents per kilowatt hour , which is lower than both the Minnesota and nationwide average prices of 13.52 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Production from non-renewable fuel types makes up 1.24 megawatt hours per citizen in the city. Generation from renewable fuels comes to 0.13 megawatt hours produced per person in the city, which results in a ranking of 63rd in Minnesota out of 915 cities.

On average, Owatonna citizens emit 4,499.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 19th worst polluting city out of 915 cities in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 118,888,432.59 kilograms, which is the 37th highest total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city is home to 4 electricity producing plants, which is the 6th most power plants within a city in Minnesota out of the state's 915 cities. Owatonna's primary fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 32,695 megawatt hours from this fuel.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Owatonna

Owatonna 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.
280th12.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Owatonna
41st$85.78Average residential monthly electricity bill for Owatonna Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Owatonna, 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
Owatonna Public UtilitiesBUNDLED12.6383.6527186,20310,888,000
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.56145.03123,38417,961,900

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Blooming Prairie, MN Electricity Overview

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Blooming Prairie's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 13.31 cents per kilowatt hour , which is lower than both the Minnesota and nationwide average prices of 13.52 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The Minnesota average monthly residential electric bill is $106.79, while the Blooming Prairie average is 12.80% lower at $93.11 per month. This ranks the city 243rd in the state for average monthly bill total. Blooming Prairie, Minnesota Electric Utility is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

On average, Blooming Prairie citizens emit 4,411.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 26th worst polluting city out of 915 cities in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 8,708,998.77 kilograms, which is the 257th highest total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city is home to one electricity producing plant. When it comes to electricity generation, Blooming Prairie's top fuel source is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00%, or 287 megawatt hours of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Blooming Prairie

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.143/kWh$0.129/kWh$144.73/mo.$92.35/mo.
401st13.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Blooming Prairie
243rd$93.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Blooming Prairie Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.2892.032877,069.08938,741.98
Steele Waseca Cooperative ElectricBUNDLED14.56145.03123,38417,961,900

Medford, MN Electricity Overview

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Medford's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 14.50 cents per kilowatt hour , which is above both the Minnesota and nationwide average prices of 13.52 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Northern States Power Company sells an estimated 1,138.77 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $137.45 per month, while the Minnesota average is $106.79.

On average, Medford citizens emit 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 50th worst polluting city out of 915 cities in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 5,732,935.11 kilograms, which is the 313th highest total amount of pollution for any city in the state. All of the electricity sold in Medford has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, as there are no power production plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Medford

Medford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.121/kWh$129.43/mo.$66.47/mo.
813th14.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Medford
771st$137.45Average residential monthly electricity bill for Medford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Medford, 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

Electricity Production in Steele County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Steele County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Steele County MN Wind 83,457
Owatonna MN Natural Gas 32,42416,930,543.98522.16
WasecaSunNordic Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Steele County MN Solar 9,780
Steele County MN Solar 9,469
CF Novel Solar CSG Gardens Five, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Steele County MN Solar 6,204
SunE Stolee CSG, LLCEcoplexus (100.00%)
Steele County MN Solar 5,426
USS Bush Solar LLC CSGUSS Bush Solar LLC (100.00%)
Owatonna MN Solar 2,282
RJC I CSGRJC I CSG LLC (100.00%)
Steele County MN Solar 1,931
RJC CSG, LLCMadison Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Owatonna MN Solar 1,056
Blooming Prairie MN Distillate Fuel Oil 287210,173.47732.31
Owatonna MN Natural Gas 271224,602.98828.79

Steele County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Steele County has byproducts of 123,492,305.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 31st highest of any county in Minnesota. The county averages 3,301.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the county from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county's emission levels. They rank 2306th highest in the country in this category. The county is home to 11 electricity producing plants, which is 15th most in Minnesota. In Steele County, Wind makes up 54.69% of the fuel utilized in electricity generation. Also used is Solar at 23.69% and Natural Gas at 21.43% of generation.

WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
54.69%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
23.69%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
21.43%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.19%

Steele County, Minnesota Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity suppliers in Steele County, 75.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Consumers in Minnesota have highly favorable net metering laws that allow them to take advantage of some additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 2.01%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Minnesota average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 146th best in the nation and a state rank of 19th best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Steele County:

  • Blooming Prairie, Minnesota:
    • Blooming Prairie, Minnesota Electric Utility: 97.96%
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 2.04%
  • Ellendale, Minnesota:
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 100.00%
  • Medford, Minnesota:
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 85.45%
    • Northern States Power Company: 14.55%
  • Owatonna, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 7.54%
    • Owatonna Public Utilities: 90.12%
    • Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric: 2.34%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Steele County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity supplier in Steele County, Minnesota by total revenue is Northern States Power Company.

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

Steele County, Minnesota is home to 4 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

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

Steele County, Minnesota has 11 active power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Steele County, Minnesota?

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-21