Electricity in North Dakota
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in North Dakota
- Population see rank779,094
- Total Production see rank42,705,232 MWh / 54.81 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank23,496,750 MWh / 30.16 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank16,770,815 MWh / 21.53 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank14,650,779,945 kg / 18,804.89 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank25,934,417 MWh / 33.29 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Dakota
North Dakota residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of North Dakota
North Dakota's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in North Dakota in 2022 is 10.79 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.85% lower than the national average price of 13.99 cents. North Dakota is the 4th lowest priced state in the country based on average electricity rate. The state is home to over 30 electric companies, but citizens are regularly left with only a couple supplier choices due to the fact that North Dakota has a regulated electricity market. The power grid in the state is faced with an average of 0.26 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting about 25.64 minutes. The national average for these two data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. In the last year, North Dakota has experienced a 4.21% rise in electricity production using renewable fuel types rather than traditional non-renewable sources. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in North Dakota is $117.47 per month, while the national average is $123.86. Electricity companies operating in the state increased their generation of megawatt hours from wind power by 6.66%.
Residential Electricity Providers in North Dakota
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Northern States Power Company||BUNDLED||12.02||97.24||793,280||95,346,950||2,038,252|
|Montana Dakota Utilities||BUNDLED||10.37||85.78||783,169||81,234,000||1,809,295.75|
|Cass County Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.87||130.72||630,444||74,844,000|
|Otter Tail Power Company||BUNDLED||10.28||114.61||610,103||62,716,381||1,823,044.65|
|Capital Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.53||109.04||230,876||24,313,500|
|Verendrye Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.27||135.06||223,634||22,967,000|
|Northern Plains Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.30||187.91||222,896||22,957,000|
|Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||7.36||96.55||200,009||14,711,084|
|Roughrider Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.14||125.8||164,043||16,639,485|
Power Plants in North Dakota
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Coal CreekGreat River Energy (100.00%)
Antelope ValleyBasin Electric Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Milton R YoungMinnkota Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Leland OldsBasin Electric Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Burke Wind, LLCBurke Wind LLC (100.00%)
Courtenay Wind FarmNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Emmons-Logan Wind, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Aurora Wind ProjectAurora Wind Project, LLC (100.00%)
Brady II Wind Energy CenterNextEra Energy (100.00%)
North Dakota is ranked as the 40th largest electricity consuming state as over 23,400,000 megawatt hours are used by customers who live there.
Roughly 5.19% of the state of North Dakota's electricity comes from hydroelectric power facilities, making them 19th in the United States for total hydroelectric production.
In the past year, North Dakota saw a 2.23% growth in population.
Electricity use per person in North Dakota totals 30.16 megawatt hours per year.
The largest electricity company in North Dakota by megawatt hours sold is McKenzie Electric Cooperative.
The state of North Dakota generates 54.81 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 2nd highest generator per capita in the US.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Golden Valley County||1,736||5||11.60||$89.95/mo|
|Grand Forks County||73,170||5||11.38||$132.15/mo|
In North Dakota, Coal makes up 57.11% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Totaling Coal with Wind (34.05%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (5.19%), these three fuel types make up 41,149,002.42 megawatt hours (or 96.36%) state electricity production. The state has the 34th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity consumption of all of the states in the United States, with the electricity usage in the state being accountable for 14,650,779,945.35 kilograms of CO2 pollution each year. More telling of the state's pollution reality is the per person CO2 releases. Currently that amount stands at 18,804.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which results in the state ranking as the 2nd highest state in the country for CO2 emissions released per capita. North Dakota has 22 electricity generation plants within the state. This is the 38th highest number of plants within a single state and the 3rd highest number of power plants per capita in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in North Dakota
What electricity company is the largest supplier in North Dakota?
The largest electricity company in North Dakota by total customer count is Northern States Power Company.
What is the average electric bill in North Dakota?
The North Dakota average electricity bill is $117 so far in 2022.
Where does North Dakota get its electricity?
Coal is the primary fuel used for electricity generation in North Dakota, accounting for 57.11% of generation. Wind and Conventional Hydroelectric also make up 34.05% and 5.19% respectively.
What is a good electricity rate in North Dakota?
Anything below the North Dakota average of 10.79 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 6.32 cents to 15.03 cents per kilowatt hour, with Northwood, North Dakota Electric Utility currently having the lowest rates.
Does North Dakota have a deregulated electricity market?
No, North Dakota has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.
How many electric companies offer service in North Dakota?
There are 33 electricity providers serving consumers in North Dakota.
How many power plants are within North Dakota?
There are 22 power plants in North Dakota.
What electricity companies are in North Dakota?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Northern States Power Company||94,993|
|2||Montana Dakota Utilities||93,445|
|3||Otter Tail Power Company||59,268|
|4||Cass County Electric Cooperative||54,763|
|5||Capital Electric Cooperative||21,305|
|6||Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative||21,034|
|8||Verendrye Electric Cooperative||16,545|
|9||Roughrider Electric Cooperative||14,937|
|10||McKenzie Electric Cooperative||13,219|
What is the cheapest electricity company in North Dakota?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Northwood, North Dakota Electric Utility||6.32||659|
|2||Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative||7.36||21,034|
|3||Valley City Public Works||7.42||4,258|
|5||McKenzie Electric Cooperative||7.78||13,219|
|6||Cavalier Municipal Utilities||7.99||875|
|7||Burke Divide Electric Cooperative||8.10||3,415|
|8||Lakota, North Dakota Electric Utility||8.40||544|
|9||Sharon, North Dakota Electric Utility||8.55||80|
|10||Lower Yellowstone Electric REA||8.78||1,124|