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Beltrami Electric Cooperative

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About Beltrami Electric Cooperative

Beltrami Electric Cooperative provides electricity for 4 counties in Minnesota such as the counties of Beltrami County, Cass County, Hubbard County, and Koochiching County. The company is an electricity cooperative. Patrons of Beltrami Electric Cooperative are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.37 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.57% less than Minnesota's average price of 15.54 cents and 8.83% less than the nationwide average of 15.76 cents. The company sold 398,862 megawatt hours in 2022 through traditional retail accounts and 107,738 megawatt hours through wholesale channels. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 528,537 megawatt hours purchased by the company. In 2022, the provider made a total of $58,068,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 87.81% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users and 11.67% from sales to the wholesale market.

The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer of Beltrami Electric Cooperative is $166.57 per month. Customers of the company pay 44.20% more compared to the rest of the state. The supplier does not have ownership in any electricity generation facilities and all of the megawatt hours that they sell to their consumers must be purchased wholesale from other providers. Consumers of the provider deal with 1.44 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 140.78 minutes.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Consumers of Beltrami Electric Cooperative can take advantage of net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. Net metering allows private individuals to sell kilowatt hours back to their provider, which makes the purchase of solar and other electricity sources more financially viable.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity production business. Suppliers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Beltrami Electric Cooperative recently reported a yearly loss of around 3.87% of the electricity that they generate. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 590th best out of 3526 suppliers reporting energy loss in the US.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Beltrami Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.115/kWh$216.82/mo.$129.78/mo.
1810th14.37¢Beltrami Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2574th$166.57Average monthly electricity bill for Beltrami Electric Cooperative's residential customers

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Beltrami Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:4111 Technology Drive North West
    Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
    United States of America
  • CEO:Jared Echternach

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Energy Loss

Beltrami Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


590 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Beltrami Electric Cooperative's Power Outages

140.78 min.

vs. national average of 171.11 min.

1.44 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.45

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Beltrami Electric Cooperative Coverage Map

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Beltrami Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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

Beltrami Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Beltrami County46,033514.54$169.97/mo
Cass County29,917614.75$131.36/mo
Hubbard County21,219413.83$145.67/mo
Koochiching County12,203416.00$145.41/mo

Cities Beltrami Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Bemidji, MN
  • Blackduck, MN
  • Cass Lake, MN
  • Kelliher, MN
  • Laporte, MN
  • Tenstrike, MN
  • Turtle River, MN
  • Walker, MN
  • Wilton, MN

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

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Beltrami Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bundled bill for Beltrami Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Consumers of Beltrami Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $166.57.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Beltrami Electric Cooperative customers?

Beltrami Electric Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 14.37 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Minnesota bundled rate of 15.54 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.76 cents.

When will Beltrami Electric Cooperative power be restored?

Average outage times for Beltrami Electric Cooperative are around 140.775 minutes per outage.

What cities does Beltrami Electric Cooperative offer service in?

Beltrami Electric Cooperative has customers in 9 cities throughout the US including Minnesota.

What is the phone number for Beltrami Electric Cooperative?

You can reach Beltrami Electric Cooperative by phone via (218) 444-2540.

How many counties does Beltrami Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Beltrami Electric Cooperative sells electricity to customers in 4 counties.

Who is the CEO of Beltrami Electric Cooperative?

Jared Echternach is the current CEO of Beltrami Electric Cooperative.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-07-06