Wright County, Minnesota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Wright County, Minnesota Electricity Overview

In Wright County, 4,984,827 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable sources. Wright County is 236th in the US out of 3221 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

With a population of 141,337 residents, Wright County is the 10th largest county by population in the state and the 469th largest in the US.

Wright County has emissions of 3.28 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the nationwide average of 4,483.41.

Wright County produces 35.83 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 549th highest county out of 3221 counties for production per capita in the United States.

The county is ranked as the 255th highest generator of electricity of all 3221 counties in the nation for total electricity generation, generating 5,063,671 megawatt hours.

Wright County is the 52nd ranked producing county of nuclear power electricity in the nation out of 3221 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,650,940 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,063,671 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    78,844 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,984,827 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    35.83 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    463,559 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3.28 kg

Otsego, MN Electricity Overview

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Otsego's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 12.83 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 5.13% lower than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 281st best for average electricity price out of 915 cities in Minnesota. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Wright-Hennepin Electric.

Otsego is the 59th highest ranked city in the state out of 915 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 87,044,701.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 614th worst in Minnesota for emissions per capita. In Otsego, there are no electricity facilities. The city must depend on electricity imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Otsego

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.112/kWh$156.12/mo.$94.10/mo.
281st12.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Otsego
658th$121.13Average residential monthly electricity bill for Otsego Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Otsego, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Elk River UtilitiesBUNDLED13.63107.68102,15713,923,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.1892.959,362,1491,327,132,693
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.58125.68606,71676,340,274

Zips with electric coverage in Otsego, Minnesota include: 55330, 55362, 55376, 55374, 55301, 55327

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St. Michael, MN Electricity Overview

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St. Michael's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.93 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 3.03% higher than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 535th best for average electricity price out of 915 cities in Minnesota. There is a deficiency of 191,734.79 megawatt hours in the city because of citizens consuming 901.60% more electricity than the city's electricity plants produce. The city generates 21,266 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total generation, from renewable fuel sources

St. Michael is the 67th highest ranked city in the state out of 915 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 71,561,057.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 880th worst in Minnesota for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 3,924.38 kilograms of emissions per person. Solar is the primary fuel in St. Michael, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. St. Michael has 7 power generation plants, which is the most for a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. Michael

St. Michael residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.121/kWh$132.83/mo.$72.83/mo.
535th13.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Michael
365th$97.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Michael Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Michael, 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
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.58125.68606,71676,340,274

Zips with electric coverage in St. Michael, Minnesota include: 55330, 55313, 55376, 55374, 55301

Buffalo, MN Electricity Overview

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Buffalo's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.35 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 1.29% lower than Minnesota's average price of 13.52 cents, which ranks the city 409th best for average electricity price out of 915 cities in Minnesota. Buffalo MN Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $97.22 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86. Consumers in the city have a 8.95% discount compared to the rest of the country.

Buffalo is the 69th highest ranked city in the state out of 915 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 70,486,764.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 4,359.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 50th worst in Minnesota for emissions per capita. In Buffalo, there are no electricity facilities. The city must depend on electricity imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.111/kWh$158.46/mo.$95.59/mo.
409th13.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo
358th$97.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo, Minnesota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Buffalo MN UtilitiesBUNDLED13.5290.7743,431.375,873,050.82
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.58125.68606,71676,340,274

Electricity Production in Wright County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Wright County, Minnesota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Monticello Nuclear FacilityNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Monticello MN Nuclear 4,983,528
Lake Pulaski SolarLake Pulaski Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 12,767
Tatanka WiHSEA PR ISLA SOLAR III (46.20%)Hanwha PVPLUS, LLC (53.80%)
Wright County MN Solar 12,666
Annandale SolarAnnandale Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 11,306
WrightSun CSG, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 7,864
Monticello Project CSGNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 6,613
Montrose SolarMontrose Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 6,505
Wright Cuddyer CSGMinnesota Solar CSG 1, LLC (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 6,009
Dickinson Solar ArrayGreat River Energy (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 3,010
Schueler Community SolarSchueler Community Solar LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 1,843
Cokato CSGCokato Holdco LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 1,554
Becker Solar 5 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,525
Becker Solar 4 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,508
Becker Solar 2 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,464
Becker Solar CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,451
Becker Solar 3 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,445
Laurel Village (CSG)Laurel Village Community Solar LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 1,314
Maple Lake MN Distillate Fuel Oil 1,2221,353,348.241,107.49
Delano MN Distillate Fuel Oil 7768,452.69889

Wright County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Wright County's top fuel source is Nuclear, making up 4,983,528 megawatt hours, or 98.42% of production in the county. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 78,844 megawatt hours (1.56%) and 1,299 megawatt hours (0.03%), respectively. The county's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 463,558.6 kilograms, which is 78th largest emissions amount in the state out of 87 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the county, which amounts to 3.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks the county as the 2905th highest polluting county in the nation. Wright County is home to 19 power plants, which is the 8th highest number of plants within a county in Minnesota.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
98.42%
SOLAR
Solar
1.56%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%

Wright County, Minnesota Net Metering

Wright County has 4 out of 5 providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Minnesota has great state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Wright County that report energy loss. Combined, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 2.48% of electricity produced. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.22%, resulting in a rank of 260th best in the country and a state rank of 28th best out of 3221 and 87 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Wright County:

  • Albertville, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 28.83%
    • Northern States Power Company: 71.17%
  • Annandale, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • Buffalo, Minnesota:
    • Buffalo MN Utilities: 81.51%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 18.49%
  • Clearwater, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 64.44%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 33.66%
    • Stearns Electric: 1.90%
  • Cokato, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 5.40%
    • Northern States Power Company: 94.60%
  • Delano, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 4.67%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 5.09%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 90.24%
  • Hanover, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 18.84%
    • Northern States Power Company: 81.16%
  • Howard Lake, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 43.21%
    • Northern States Power Company: 56.79%
  • Maple Lake, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 67.84%
    • Northern States Power Company: 32.16%
  • Monticello, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 89.51%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 10.49%
  • Montrose, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 12.31%
    • Northern States Power Company: 87.69%
  • Otsego, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 5.57%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 79.29%
    • Elk River Utilities: 15.14%
  • Rockford, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 64.78%
    • Northern States Power Company: 35.22%
  • St. Michael, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 15.17%
    • Northern States Power Company: 84.83%
  • Waverly, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 84.57%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 15.43%

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

FAQ

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in Wright County, Minnesota.

Which electricity companies offer service in Wright County, Minnesota?

How many power plants are in Wright County, Minnesota?

There are 19 electricity plants located in Wright County, Minnesota

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

Wright County, Minnesota has 5 electricity companies operating in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-24