Benson Municipal Utilities: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Benson Municipal Utilities

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About Benson Municipal Utilities

Benson Municipal Utilities provides electricity in Swift County, Minnesota. The supplier has 1,403 residential customer accounts, 225 commercial customers and 46 industrial customers. Benson Municipal Utilities' customers pay an average residential electricity rate of 9.85 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 37.42% less than the national average rate of 15.73 cents, which ranks the supplier 262nd out of 2892 companies in the nation for best average electricity price. Of the 36,624 megawatt hours the provider sold and dispossessed, 60 were by way of wholesale channels. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 0.29% and 99.71%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced by the company. Power facilities owned by the company generated 106 megawatt hours and an additional 36,518 were acquired via wholesale channels. Their revenue in 2019 from electricity related activities was $4,111,900, with $3,116,000 coming from retail sales to end users and $700 from wholesale electricity sales.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Benson Municipal Utilities is $81.93. Consumers of the supplier pay 18.61% less compared to the rest of the state. Electricity facilities owned by Benson Municipal Utilities generate 136 megawatt hours, which is the 739th highest total of all suppliers in the United States. The provider produces 510th megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels each year. This ranks them 510th in the US out of 3526 providers. Benson Municipal Utilities is the 100th largest supplier out of 167 suppliers in the state based on total megawatt hours sold.

Benson Municipal Utilities Net Metering

Customers of Benson Municipal Utilities are able to take advantage of net metering, which is a positive for both parties. Without net metering, solar panel installation is significantly less attractive economically, as consumers have no way to sell extra energy back into the grid.

Benson Municipal Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Benson Municipal Utilities residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.103/kWh$0.084/kWh$100.38/mo.$61.14/mo.
262nd9.85¢Benson Municipal Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
338th$81.93Average monthly electricity bill for Benson Municipal Utilities' residential customers

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Benson Municipal Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:1410 Kansas Avenue
    Benson, Minnesota 56215
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Rob Wolfington

Benson Municipal Utilities Contact

Benson Municipal Utilities Service

  • Outage Phone:(320) 843-3707
  • States Served:
    • Minnesota
  • Counties Served:
    • Swift County
  • Major Cities Served:

Quick Facts About Benson Municipal Utilities

Benson Municipal Utilities has no electricity production sources and must purchase all of the electricity they sell to customers.

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Benson Municipal Utilities Coverage Map

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Benson Municipal Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Minnesota1,6743,008,910.31109100%

Benson Municipal Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Swift County9,810512.84$183.52/mo

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Benson Municipal Utilities FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Benson Municipal Utilities customers each month?

Benson Municipal Utilities currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $81.93, compared to the Minnesota average of $107.12 and the US of $107.12 for bundled service.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Benson Municipal Utilities customers?

Benson Municipal Utilities' current average bundled electricity rate is 9.85 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 15.54 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.73 cents.

What is the phone number for Benson Municipal Utilities?

The Benson Municipal Utilities phone number is (320) 843-3707.

What percentage of Benson Municipal Utilities' electricity is generated using renewable fuel sources?

Benson Municipal Utilities produces 0% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

Who is the CEO of Benson Municipal Utilities?

The CEO of Benson Municipal Utilities is Rob Wolfington .

What percentage of Benson Municipal Utilities' electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with Benson Municipal Utilities generate 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01