Oliver County, North Dakota Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Oliver County, North Dakota Electricity Overview

Oliver County consumers pay an average monthly residential electricity bill of $112.15, which is 7.80% lower than the state average bill of $121.64.

Oliver County consumes 1.34% of the electricity that is generated in their power generation plants.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity provider in Oliver County is Roughrider Electric Cooperative.

With 91.53% of Oliver County's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 3rd in North Dakota out of 53 counties in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Oliver County generates 2,453.18 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 3rd highest county out of 3221 counties for production per capita in the country.

Oliver County produces 373,885 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable sources. This ranks Oliver County 18th in North Dakota out of 53 counties for total renewable electricity production.


  • Total Consumption

    60,758 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    32.84 MWh


  • Total Production

    4,538,390 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    373,885 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,164,505 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2,453.18 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    65,083,930 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    35,180.5 kg

Center, ND Electricity Overview

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On average, Center's residential electricity rate is 10.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.59% less than North Dakota's average price of 10.97 cents and 31.78% below the national average of 15.34 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 $112.15 per month, while the national average is $137.45.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Center averages 20,145.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 68th highest in the state out of 406 cities for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the city are 12,570,970.23 kilograms, which is the 92nd 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 November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.086/kWh$155.76/mo.$69.71/mo.
120th10.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Center
65th$112.15Average 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 UtilitiesBUNDLED10.9793.06805,46088,325,000
Roughrider Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.97131.24174,31817,372,914

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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 4,164,504.994,861,534,513.551,167.37
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 35,180.5 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 65,083,929.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 25th highest amount in the state and 2nd in the nation. Around 91.53% 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 8.24% and 0.24% of total electricity production, respectively. There are 3 electricity plants in Oliver County, which is the 2nd 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 5.03%. 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 2.45%, Oliver County is ranked as the 2100th 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 Cooperative2,064
2Montana Dakota Utilities1,774

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.

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