Wright County, Minnesota Electric Profile

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During the course of the last year, Wright County has experienced a 21.30% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 98,333 megawatt hours each year to 119,276 megawatt hours each year.

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Wright County uses non-renewable fuel sources to generate 35.88 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 287th highest county in the nation for non-renewable generation per capita.

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Wright County released 134,108.23 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes it the 78th highest polluting county in Minnesota.

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Northern States Power Company is the largest provider in Wright County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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Wright County continues to improve with the lowering of non-renewable fuel use for electricity purposes. The county has achieved a 12.16% curtailment in the burning of these fuel sources in their power plants during the course of the past 12 months.

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Residents of Wright County pay about 3.59% less than the $104.42 Minnesota average monthly residential electric bill.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,580,450 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.42 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,084,698 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    119,276 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,965,422 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    36.75 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    134,108 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0.97 kg

St. Michael, MN Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of St. Michael is roughly 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this rate is lower than both the Minnesota and the United States average rates of 13.40 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. They saw a 32.72% increase in the usage of renewable fuel sources, like solar or wind energy, in place of fossil fuel types, such as coal or natural gas. The city's use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production totals 1.35 megawatt hours per capita.

St. Michael has the 2nd most electricity generation plants of any city in Minnesota, with 7 total power plants. This is also the 80th most plants per person in the state. About 3,794.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 838th worst polluter in Minnesota out of 903 cities. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the city from electricity consumption is 66,725,753.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 69th highest in the state. St. Michael's top fuel source consumed for electricity generation is Solar. The city produces 23,675 megawatt hours from this fuel type.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.121/kWh$132.83/mo.$72.83/mo.
385th12.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Michael
170th$89.58Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Michael Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Michael, Minnesota

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Delano Municipal UtilitiesBUNDLED11.0683.83No DataIcon representing missing value.22,505.382,488,774.84
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.8290No DataIcon representing missing value.9,224,4181,274,413,918
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.59125.16No DataIcon representing missing value.591,07774,443,836

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

Otsego, MN Electric Overview

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Otsego has an average residential electricity price of 11.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.91% lower than the average state rate of 13.40 cents. The Minnesota average monthly residential electric bill is $104.42, while the Otsego average is 2.11% less at $102.22 per month. This ranks the city 526th in the state for average monthly bill amount. With 1,992 residential customers, Wright-Hennepin Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity consumption in Otsego results in 72,101,774.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 65th most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 152nd worst in the state in emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 4,301.25 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is tied for last in the state for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Otsego

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.112/kWh$150.39/mo.$94.11/mo.
276th11.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Otsego
526th$102.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Otsego Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Otsego, Minnesota

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Delano Municipal UtilitiesBUNDLED11.0683.83No DataIcon representing missing value.22,505.382,488,774.84
Elk River UtilitiesBUNDLED13.63107.68No DataIcon representing missing value.102,15713,923,000
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.8290No DataIcon representing missing value.9,224,4181,274,413,918
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.59125.16No DataIcon representing missing value.591,07774,443,836

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

Buffalo, MN Electric Overview

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Buffalo's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 12.19 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 9.06% less than the state's average price of 13.40 cents. Selling 89,797.47 megawatt hours per year, Buffalo MN Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $91.07 per month.

Buffalo emits 4,301.25 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 152nd highest polluting city out of 903 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 69,723,186.09 kilograms, which is the 67th worst total amount of pollution for any city in Minnesota. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.111/kWh$152.27/mo.$95.59/mo.
359th12.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo
331st$91.07Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo, Minnesota

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Buffalo MN UtilitiesBUNDLED13.5290.77No DataIcon representing missing value.43,431.375,873,050.82
Delano Municipal UtilitiesBUNDLED11.0683.83No DataIcon representing missing value.22,505.382,488,774.84
Wright-Hennepin ElectricBUNDLED12.59125.16No DataIcon representing missing value.591,07774,443,836

Energy Production in Wright County, Minnesota

Power Plants in Wright County, Minnesota

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Monticello Nuclear FacilityNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Monticello MN Nuclear 4,965,030No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Pulaski SolarLake Pulaski Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 14,074No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Tatanka WiHanwha PVPLUS, LLC (53.80%)HSEA PR ISLA SOLAR III LLC (46.20%)
Wright County MN Solar 11,966No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Annandale SolarAnnandale Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Annandale MN Solar 11,443No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
WaveSun Community SolarGenerate Capital (100.00%)
Waverly MN Solar 9,203No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wright Kirby 1-5 CSGStandard Solar (100.00%)
Monticello MN Solar 9,129No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
MontSun Community SolarGenerate Capital (100.00%)
Montrose MN Solar 9,009No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monticello Project CSGNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 8,658No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
WrightSun CSG, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 8,157No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wright Cuddyer CSGMinnesota Solar CSG 1, LLC (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 7,068No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montrose SolarMontrose Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Montrose MN Solar 6,617No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dickinson Solar ArrayGreat River Energy (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 3,017No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Becker Solar 2 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,690No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Becker Solar CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,690No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Becker Solar 4 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,690No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Becker Solar 5 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,690No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Becker Solar 3 CSGSunShare (100.00%)
St. Michael MN Solar 1,690No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Schueler Community SolarSchueler Community Solar LLC (100.00%)
Wright County MN Solar 465No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Maple Lake MN Distillate Fuel Oil 350392,343.571,120.98No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Laurel Village (CSG)Laurel Village Community Solar LLC (100.00%)
Cokato MN Solar 54No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Wright County, Minnesota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wright County's top fuel used for electricity production is Nuclear. They produce 4,965,030 megawatt hours, or 97.65% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil account for 2.35% and 0.01% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the county average 0.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, making them the 79th highest polluting county out of 87 counties in Minnesota based on emissions per capita. At 0.97 kilograms per person and 5,639,632 residents in the county, the county emits 134,108.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This is the 78th highest amount in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Wright County isp home to 21 power plants, which is 64th highest in the country and 559th highest when counting power plants per person.

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97.65%
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2.35%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

Wright County, Minnesota Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Wright County providing electricity. Of those 5, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Minnesota has some of the best state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Wright County is 2.48%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Northern States Power Company, Wright-Hennepin Electric, and Meeker Coop Light & Power. With a state average energy loss of 2.22%, Wright County is ranked as the 28th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Wright County:

  • Albertville, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 35.54%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 14.41%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 50.04%
  • Annandale, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 43.72%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 6.28%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 50.00%
  • Buffalo, Minnesota:
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 10.97%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 50.02%
    • Buffalo MN Utilities: 39.01%
  • Clearwater, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.56%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 17.33%
    • Stearns Electric: 0.98%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 48.13%
  • Cokato, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 45.67%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 2.16%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 52.17%
  • Delano, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 2.08%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 2.97%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 94.94%
  • Hanover, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.37%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 11.36%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 38.27%
  • Howard Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 28.85%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 22.04%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.11%
  • Maple Lake, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 15.80%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 34.25%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.95%
  • Monticello, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 44.47%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 5.58%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.95%
  • Montrose, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 44.69%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 6.33%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 48.98%
  • Otsego, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 2.78%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 39.70%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.94%
    • Elk River Utilities: 7.58%
  • Rockford, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 18.61%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 34.45%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 46.94%
  • St. Michael, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 42.44%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 7.58%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.98%
  • Waverly, Minnesota:
    • Northern States Power Company: 42.85%
    • Wright-Hennepin Electric: 7.50%
    • Delano Municipal Utilities: 49.64%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Wright County, Minnesota?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Northern States Power Company44,908
2Wright-Hennepin Electric43,932
3Buffalo MN Utilities6,266
4Delano Municipal Utilities2,906
5Meeker Coop Light & Power107

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Wright County, Minnesota?

The largest electricity company in Wright County, Minnesota by megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.

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

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

How many power plants are in Wright County, Minnesota?

There are 21 power plants located in Wright County, Minnesota

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16