Oliver County, North Dakota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Oliver County, North Dakota Electricity Overview

Oliver County is the 3127th largest county by population in the United States, with 1,877 residents living within its borders.

Wind generates 373,885 megawatt hours of electricity in Oliver County. This equals roughly 199.19 megawatt hours per person in Oliver County being produced from wind power, giving the county a rank of 8th highest county out of 53 counties in North Dakota.

Of all US counties, Oliver County ranks 282nd in megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

Oliver County produces 92.35% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to 2,404.21 megawatt hours per resident and ranks Oliver County as the highest county out of 3221 counties in the United States for non-renewable production per capita per year.

Over 7.65% of Oliver County's electricity generation comes from sustainable fuels, putting Oliver County at 503rd in the country for renewable electricity production.

Oliver County emitted 59,932,398.76 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity consumption, which makes them the 26th worst polluting county in North Dakota.


  • Total Consumption

    56,609 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    30.16 MWh


  • Total Production

    4,886,578 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    373,885 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,512,693 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2,603.4 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    59,932,399 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    31,929.89 kg

Center, ND Electricity Overview

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On average, Center's residential electricity rate is 10.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.97% less than North Dakota's average price of 10.79 cents and 26.69% below the national average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 1 residential customers, Montana Dakota Utilities is the largest electricity provider in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $105.79 per month, while the national average is $123.86.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Center averages 18,262.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 10th highest in the state out of 406 cities for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the city are 10,738,600.66 kilograms, which is the 94th highest total amount of emissions for all cities in the state. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Center

Center 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 Center
34th$105.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Center Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Center, 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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Electricity Production in Oliver County, North Dakota

Power Plants in Oliver County, North Dakota

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Oliver County ND Coal 4,512,6935,173,498,014.011,146.43
FPL Energy Oliver Wind II LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Oliver County ND Wind 191,994
FPL Energy Oliver Wind I LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Oliver County ND Wind 181,891

Oliver County, North Dakota Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Oliver County residents average 31,929.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the county from electricity use is 59,932,398.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 26th highest amount in the state and 2nd in the nation. Around 92.05% of electricity in Oliver County comes from production using Coal. Wind and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 7.65% and 0.30% of total electricity production, respectively. There are 3 electricity plants in Oliver County, which is the 3rd highest number of power plants in a county in the state.

Distillate Fuel Oil

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Oliver County is 5.75%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Montana Dakota Utilities, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Oliver County is ranked as the 2376th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.


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

Oliver County, North Dakota has 3 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Oliver County, North Dakota?

The largest electricity company in Oliver County, North Dakota by total revenue is Roughrider Electric Cooperative.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Roughrider Electric Cooperative2,059
2Montana Dakota Utilities1,770

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

Oliver County, North Dakota is home to 3 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24