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Electricity In North Dakota
- Total Consumption21,859,416 MWh / 28.68 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions14,027,159,158 kg
- Total Production42,171,325 MWh / 55.34 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 May.
Energy Profile of North Dakota
North Dakota's Electricity Prices and Usage
Customers in North Dakota enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 10.66 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average rate of 13.33 cents. When shopping for electricity, many residents are faced with only one or two options when choosing their supplier due to the regulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state is ranked as the 40th largest electricity consuming state as 21,859,416 megawatt hours are consumed by citizens living there. McKenzie Electric Cooperative sells 4,739,038 megawatt hours in the state per year, more than all other electricity providers. Rising 8.29% over the course of the previous 12 months, renewable fuel types continually make up a bigger amount of the fuel types used for electricity production in North Dakota. The state is home to 762,062 residents, which is the 48th largest population for a state in the nation.
Electricity Providers in North Dakota
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Northern States Power Company||11.17||87.96||769,200||85,906,018||1,995,948||1,490,297,200.56|
|Montana Dakota Utilities||10.32||82.74||758,726||78,329,000||1,753,843.25||2,823,047,062.49|
|Cass County Electric Cooperative||11.84||125.62||591,032||69,994,000||807,151,103.22|
|Otter Tail Power Company||9.97||107||587,667||58,617,698||1,544,002.35||2,166,224,184.54|
|Capital Electric Cooperative||10.21||105.31||227,798||23,267,500||238,901,864.81|
|Northern Plains Electric Cooperative||10.43||185.76||216,506||22,574,000||268,509,843.52|
|Verendrye Electric Cooperative||10.49||131.32||211,930||22,231,000||358,888,615.64|
|Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative||6.47||78.54||183,516||11,876,922||2,309,839,443.65|
|Roughrider Electric Cooperative||10.25||123.09||157,830||16,170,848||457,781,446.31|
Power Plants in North Dakota
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per 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 (37.16%)
Leland OldsBasin Electric Power Cooperative (100.00%)
CoyoteOtter Tail Power Company (35.00%)Minnkota Power Cooperative (30.00%)Montana Dakota Utilities (25.00%)NorthWestern Energy (10.00%)
Emmons-Logan Wind, LLCEmmons-Logan Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Bison 4 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Lonesome Creek StationBasin Electric Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Courtenay Wind FarmNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
Wind turbines produce 18.28 megawatt hours per year per person for North Dakota citizens, which is highest in the United States.
CO2 equivalent emissions from electricity use have improved by -1,107,607,748.42 kilograms (3.93%) over the course of the preceding 12 months in North Dakota.
North Dakota is the 34th worst polluting state in the nation based on electricity related pollution, emitting 14,027,159,158.43 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases.
There was a 14.25% rise in electricity produced by wind turbines in North Dakota in the previous 12 months from 12,195,108.44 megawatt hours to 13,932,620.33 megawatt hours.
Electricity use per capita in North Dakota totals 28.68 megawatt hours per year.
The burning of coal in the generation of electricity decreased in North Dakota within the previous year, with a decreased usage of roughly 3.57% taking place.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Adams County||2,216||11 providers||1||11.19||$119.15/mo|
|Barnes County||10,415||15 providers||3||9.76||$113.45/mo|
|Benson County||6,832||12 providers||10.61||$151.07/mo|
|Billings County||928||9 providers||10.43||$112.72/mo|
|Bottineau County||6,282||13 providers||10.03||$120.93/mo|
|Bowman County||3,024||9 providers||1||10.57||$114.49/mo|
|Burke County||2,115||13 providers||1||8.84||$105.20/mo|
|Burleigh County||95,626||13 providers||3||11.04||$112.32/mo|
|Cass County||181,923||21 providers||1||10.96||$108.31/mo|
|Cavalier County||3,762||8 providers||3||10.25||$126.19/mo|
|Dickey County||4,872||13 providers||3||10.61||$127.54/mo|
|Divide County||2,264||9 providers||8.41||$108.54/mo|
|Dunn County||4,424||16 providers||9.76||$115.11/mo|
|Eddy County||2,287||7 providers||10.49||$153.21/mo|
|Emmons County||3,241||12 providers||1||11.47||$118.65/mo|
|Foster County||3,210||6 providers||10.45||$151.98/mo|
|Golden Valley County||1,761||9 providers||10.00||$112.79/mo|
|Grand Forks County||69,451||19 providers||9.78||$127.04/mo|
|Grant County||2,274||11 providers||11.79||$119.70/mo|
|Griggs County||2,231||14 providers||9.94||$140.69/mo|
|Hettinger County||2,499||9 providers||10.93||$118.93/mo|
|Kidder County||2,480||10 providers||10.72||$131.67/mo|
|LaMoure County||4,046||8 providers||1||10.30||$123.50/mo|
|Logan County||1,850||8 providers||10.89||$133.29/mo|
|McHenry County||5,745||15 providers||2||10.40||$121.30/mo|
|McIntosh County||2,497||9 providers||10.86||$131.39/mo|
|McKenzie County||15,024||14 providers||1||8.68||$113.71/mo|
|McLean County||9,450||19 providers||1||10.15||$108.25/mo|
|Mercer County||8,187||13 providers||3||11.01||$111.25/mo|
|Morton County||31,364||11 providers||10||11.20||$118.24/mo|
|Mountrail County||10,545||17 providers||9.26||$109.11/mo|
|Nelson County||2,879||13 providers||10.01||$145.27/mo|
|Oliver County||1,959||13 providers||3||11.10||$115.38/mo|
|Pembina County||6,801||8 providers||2||10.26||$125.71/mo|
|Pierce County||3,975||12 providers||1||10.37||$137.43/mo|
|Ramsey County||11,519||9 providers||10.72||$157.03/mo|
|Ransom County||5,218||12 providers||1||10.72||$131.67/mo|
|Renville County||2,327||12 providers||9.55||$113.64/mo|
|Richland County||16,177||15 providers||1||11.07||$143.71/mo|
|Rolette County||14,176||12 providers||1||10.12||$145.99/mo|
|Sargent County||3,898||14 providers||10.84||$138.96/mo|
|Sheridan County||1,315||15 providers||10.38||$122.37/mo|
|Sioux County||4,230||11 providers||12.00||$122.47/mo|
|Slope County||750||10 providers||10.51||$115.13/mo|
|Stark County||31,489||9 providers||2||10.60||$116.25/mo|
|Steele County||1,890||14 providers||2||9.65||$134.14/mo|
|Stutsman County||20,704||11 providers||3||10.08||$139.25/mo|
|Towner County||2,189||7 providers||10.44||$151.29/mo|
|Traill County||8,036||16 providers||2||10.01||$132.89/mo|
|Walsh County||10,641||16 providers||1||10.88||$130.53/mo|
|Ward County||67,641||15 providers||2||9.73||$98.99/mo|
|Wells County||3,834||13 providers||10.39||$145.34/mo|
|Williams County||37,589||10 providers||5||8.38||$114.03/mo|
At 34th highest in the nation, North Dakota releases 14,027,159,158.43 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production. More telling of the state’s emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 releases. That amount stands at 18,406.85 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases, which ranks them 2nd highest state in the United States for CO2 emissions per capita. The top fuel consumed in North Dakota is Coal, making up 57.58% of the fuel used in the state for electricity generation. Wind and Conventional Hydroelectric have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity generation. Wind makes up 13,932,620.33 megawatt hours (33.04%) of electricity production and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 2,415,708.22 megawatt hours (5.73%) of total production in the state. North Dakota has 60 power generation plants within the state. This is the 43rd highest number of plants within a state and the 6th highest number of power plants per citizen in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in North Dakota
What is the average electric bill in North Dakota?
The North Dakota average electricity bill is $111 so far in 2021, and the United States average is $120.
Where does North Dakota get its electricity?
Fuel types used for electricity production in North Dakota include Coal (57.58%), Wind (33.04%) and solar (5.73%).