Mercer County, North Dakota Electric Profile

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Mercer County released 271,277,084.08 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity consumption, which makes them the 993rd worst polluting county out of 3220 counties in the country.

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Mercer County is Roughrider Electric Cooperative.

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Electricity production from the burning of coal as a fuel totals 17,962,313.37 megawatt hours, giving Mercer County the 1st position in the state rankings.

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The use of coal in the production of electricity declined in Mercer County over the course of the past 12 months, with a decreased usage of roughly 6.61% taking place.

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While the national average residential rate of electricity sits at 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Mercer County’s average is 17.53% lower than at 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Within the previous 12 months, there has been a 6.53% drop in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production in Mercer County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    240,858 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    29.42 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    18,034,917 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    18,034,917 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2,202.87 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    271,277,084 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    33,135.1 kg

Beulah, ND Electric Overview

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Beulah's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 3.62% higher than North Dakota's average price of 10.71 cents. Customers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $110.34. This is 1.95% less than the North Dakota average bill of $112.54. Selling 326.18 megawatt hours, Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city.

Beulah emits 18,590.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 9th worst polluting city out of 401 cities in the state. With total emissions of 60,139,668.32 kilograms, the city ranks 17th worst in North Dakota for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 95,172.46 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Beulah

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
310th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Beulah
133rd$110.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Beulah Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Beulah, North Dakota

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Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montana Dakota Utilities BUNDLED10.3284.47No DataIcon representing missing value.775,04479,975,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.23123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.159,36316,304,515
Stanton, North Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.73122.59No DataIcon representing missing value.2,611.84332,464.99
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Hazen, ND Electric Overview

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Hazen's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.62% higher than the average North Dakota rate of 10.71 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $110.34 per month. Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every person in the city there are 18,590.31 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 9th worst in North Dakota out of 401 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 47,275,170.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hazen

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
310th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hazen
133rd$110.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hazen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hazen, North Dakota

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Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montana Dakota Utilities BUNDLED10.3284.47No DataIcon representing missing value.775,04479,975,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.23123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.159,36316,304,515
Stanton, North Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.73122.59No DataIcon representing missing value.2,611.84332,464.99
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Stanton, ND Electric Overview

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Stanton has an average residential electricity rate of 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.62% higher than the average state price of 10.71 cents and 17.53% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. With 1 total residential customers, Montana Dakota Utilities is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $110.34 per month, while the North Dakota average is $112.54. Patrons in the city pay a 1.95% markdown compared to the rest of the state.

Stanton emits 18,590.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 9th worst polluting city out of 401 cities in the state. With total emissions of 7,473,306.54 kilograms, the city ranks 112th worst in North Dakota for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 11,826.69 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Stanton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.086/kWh$150.54/mo.$69.71/mo.
310th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Stanton
133rd$110.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Stanton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Stanton, North Dakota

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Basin Electric Power CooperativeBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montana Dakota Utilities BUNDLED10.3284.47No DataIcon representing missing value.775,04479,975,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.23123.96No DataIcon representing missing value.159,36316,304,515
Stanton, North Dakota Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.73122.59No DataIcon representing missing value.2,611.84332,464.99
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Energy Production in Mercer County, North Dakota

Power Plants in Mercer County, North Dakota

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Mercer County ND Coal 5,017,190.995,464,176,812.261,089.09YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Mercer County ND Coal 3,137,214.013,589,413,633.731,144.14YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Mercer County ND Coal 2,470,1282,814,751,669.221,139.52No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Mercer County, North Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Mercer County's power plants mainly use Coal, which makes up 17,962,313.37 megawatt hours (or 99.60%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Natural Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 0.22% (39,347.54 megawatt hours) and 0.18% (33,256.08 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 3 power generation plants in the county, which is the 3rd most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 9th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Mercer County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 271,277,084.08 kilograms, which is the 993rd most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 1st worst in the nation for emissions per person.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
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Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
99.60%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.22%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.18%

Mercer County, North Dakota Net Metering

Mercer County has 1 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Mercer County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 companies average a yearly energy loss of 5.75% of electricity generated. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the North Dakota average is 2.13%, resulting in a rank of 2462nd best in the country and a state rank of 41st best out of 3220 and 53 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Mercer County:

  • Beulah, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Golden Valley, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Hazen, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Pick City, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Stanton, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%
  • Zap, North Dakota:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 20.00%
    • Roughrider Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Montana Dakota Utilities : 20.00%
    • Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Basin Electric Power Cooperative: 20.00%

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

FAQ

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

Mercer County, North Dakota has 5 electricity companies operating in the area.

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

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1Roughrider Electric Cooperative3,128
2Montana Dakota Utilities 2,701
3Stanton, North Dakota Electric Utility254

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Roughrider Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in Mercer County, North Dakota.

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

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

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