Mercer County, North Dakota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Mercer County, North Dakota Electricity Overview

In Mercer County, 10,466,544.99 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuel sources. Mercer County ranks 85th in the United States out of 3221 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

Residents of Mercer County are paying, on average, 26.68% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average price, at 10.26 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Emitting 283,523,725.5 kilograms of CO2 gases, Mercer County has the 971st highest pollution level from electricity use of any county in the US.

Mercer County produces 10,421,388.28 megawatt hours from coal each year. That is 1,248.07 megawatt hours per person in the county and makes Mercer County the 3rd highest ranked county out of 3221 counties in the United States for electricity generation from coal per capita.

Mercer County continues to make strides with the reduction of non-renewable fuel source use for electricity generation purposes. The county has accomplished a 3.48% curtailment in the use of these fuel sources in their power plants in the last year.

Mercer County is the 17th most populous county in North Dakota.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    251,828 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    30.16 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    10,466,545 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    10,466,545 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1,253.48 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    283,523,726 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    33,954.94 kg

Beulah, ND Electricity Overview

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Residents of Beulah are charged an average residential electricity price of 10.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.97% lower than North Dakota's average price of 10.79 cents. This ranks the city 70th out of 406 cities in North Dakota for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 7 total residential customers, Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the Beulah average is 14.59% below at $105.79 per month.

Beulah residents average 18,262.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 55,848,028.6 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Beulah has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Beulah

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
70th10.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Beulah
34th$105.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Beulah Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Beulah, North Dakota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLED
Montana Dakota UtilitiesBUNDLED10.3785.78783,16981,234,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.14125.8164,04316,639,485

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Hazen, ND Electricity Overview

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Residents of Hazen are charged an average residential electricity price of 10.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.97% lower than North Dakota's average price of 10.79 cents. This ranks the city 70th out of 406 cities in North Dakota for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 4 total residential customers, Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the Hazen average is 14.59% below at $105.79 per month.

Hazen residents average 18,262.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 41,657,734.87 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Hazen has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hazen

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
70th10.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hazen
34th$105.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hazen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hazen, North Dakota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLED
Montana Dakota UtilitiesBUNDLED10.3785.78783,16981,234,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.14125.8164,04316,639,485

Stanton, ND Electricity Overview

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Residents of Stanton are charged an average residential electricity price of 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.41% higher than North Dakota's average price of 10.79 cents. This ranks the city 240th out of 406 cities in North Dakota for best average electricity rate. Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility sells an estimated 2,999.69 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than any other vendor. The US average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Stanton average is 10.22% lower at $111.21 per month.

Stanton residents average 18,262.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 6,720,756.88 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Stanton has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Stanton

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
240th11.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Stanton
83rd$111.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Stanton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Stanton, North Dakota

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLED
Montana Dakota UtilitiesBUNDLED10.3785.78783,16981,234,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.14125.8164,04316,639,485
Stanton, North Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.73122.592,611.84332,464.99

Electricity Production in Mercer County, North Dakota

Power Plants in Mercer County, North Dakota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mercer County ND Coal 5,268,5115,801,889,461.381,101.24
Mercer County ND Coal 2,659,557.993,087,718,679.241,160.99
Mercer County ND Coal 2,538,4762,894,272,630.841,140.16

Mercer County, North Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, Mercer County residents emit 33,954.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the highest polluting county out of 53 counties in the state. Total emissions in the county are 283,523,725.5 kilograms, which is the 6th worst total amount of pollution for any county in the state. The primary fuel used in Mercer County is Coal, making up 99.57% of the fuel used in the county for electricity generation. Natural Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 32,765.22 megawatt hours (0.31%) and 12,391.5 megawatt hours (0.12%), respectively. Mercer County has 3 power plants, which is 3rd highest in North Dakota.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
99.57%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.31%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.12%

Energy Loss

The county has 3 electricity providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these 3 providers is 5.75%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Mercer County receiving a rank of 2376th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Mercer County:

  • Beulah, North Dakota:
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 33.33%
  • Golden Valley, North Dakota:
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 33.33%
  • Hazen, North Dakota:
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 33.33%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Pick City, North Dakota:
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 33.33%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Stanton, North Dakota:
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 25.30%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 25.30%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 24.09%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 25.30%
  • Zap, North Dakota:
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities: 33.33%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Mercer County, North Dakota?

By total customer count, Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity company in Mercer County, North Dakota.

How many electric companies offer service in Mercer County, North Dakota?

Mercer County, North Dakota is home to 4 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

How many power plants are within Mercer County, North Dakota?

There are 3 active electricity plants in Mercer County, North Dakota

What electricity companies offer service in Mercer County, North Dakota?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Roughrider Electric Cooperative3,145
2Montana Dakota Utilities2,703
3Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility254

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-30