Austin Utilities

About Austin Utilities

Austin Utilities is a municipally owned entity located in Austin, Minnesota and providing power to customers in 2 cities in Mower County, Minnesota. Electricity suppliers must regularly report the number of customers they have to government agencies. In the most recent report the company reported a total of 11,836 customers signed up for their services. Exactly 10,633 of these customers are residential properties, 1,202 are commercial accounts and one is an industrial customer. Austin Utilities' consumers purchase electricity for, on average, 13.75 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for their consumers, this price is higher than both the state and the national average prices of 13.38 and 13.40 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. In 2020 they sold 336,408 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). During the same timeframe, Austin Utilities procured 344,261 megawatt hours via the wholesale market. Their total revenue in 2020 from electricity activities was $35,655,000, with $35,315,000 coming from retail sales to end users.

The average residential electric bill for a consumer of Austin Utilities is $85.86. Electricity production is not handled in house at the company, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other providers and then resell to their customers.

Austin Utilities Net Metering

Customers of Austin Utilities are able to participate in net metering offerings, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their extra electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Austin Utilities currently suffers from the loss of around 2.28% of the electricity that they generate via heat dissipation and other causes. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 229th best out of 3510 suppliers who report energy loss in the US.

Austin Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Austin Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.137/kWh$88.11/mo.$83.58/mo.
2227th13.75¢Austin Utilities's Average residential price per kWh
629th$85.86Average monthly electric bill for Austin Utilities's residential customers

Austin Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:1908 14th Street North East
    Austin, Minnesota 55912
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mark Nibaur

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Energy Loss

Austin Utilities's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


229 National Rank

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Austin Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Austin Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Mower County40,062513.77$123.22/mo

Cities Austin Utilities Has Coverage

  • Austin, MN
  • Mapleview, MN

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

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Austin Utilities FAQ:

What cities does Austin Utilities supply electricity to?

Austin Utilities supplies to 2 cities throughout the nation.

Who is the CEO of Austin Utilities?

Austin Utilities’s current CEO is Mark Nibaur.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Austin Utilities customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for consumers of Austin Utilities is 13.75 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for Austin Utilities customers each month?

Austin Utilities currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $85.86, compared to the Minnesota average of $104.98 and the US of $104.98 for bundled service.

What is the phone number for Austin Utilities?

You can reach Austin Utilities by phone via (507) 433-8886.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-02