Blue Earth Light and Water

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About Blue Earth Light and Water

Blue Earth Light and Water provides electricity to 8 counties in Minnesota including Blue Earth County, Nicollet County, Freeborn County, Le Sueur County, and Martin County. With 21,253 customers, the supplier supplies electricity to 68 industrial properties, 1,841 commercial accounts and 19,344 residential customers. On average, Blue Earth Light and Water charges their customers a residential electricity rate of 13.75 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.28% above Minnesota's average price of 13.71 cents and 0.29% above the US average of 13.71 cents. In 2020 Blue Earth Light and Water sold 341,043 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). The electricity sourced by the company is made up primarily of megawatt hours they procured on the wholesale market. This category comprises 100.00% of the total electricity sourced. The company earned $44,474,000 in total revenue for 2020, which all came from retail electricity sales.

The US average monthly residential power bill is $121.23, while the Blue Earth Light and Water average is 14.69% higher at $139.04 per month. Blue Earth Light and Water ranks 2389th in the nation for average monthly bill total. Blue Earth Light and Water is the 778th largest provider out of 3509 suppliers in the nation based on total megawatt hours sold. Electricity facilities associated with Blue Earth Light and Water generate a total of 29 megawatt hours, which is the 92nd highest of all companies in the state. With 29 megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuels, Blue Earth Light and Water is the 46th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 166 providers in the state

Blue Earth Light and Water Net Metering

Blue Earth Light and Water is one of 91 electric providers in the state who offer net metering to their consumers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially installing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess wattage back to the electricity company.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a part of life when working with electricity transmission. Blue Earth Light and Water currently averages a loss of approximately 5.15% of the aggregate electricity they produce. This percentage of loss earns them a rank of 936th best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the country.

Blue Earth Light and Water Rate & Electric Bills

Blue Earth Light and Water residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.133/kWh$139.04/mo.$127.12/mo.
2197th13.75¢Blue Earth Light and Water's Average residential price per kWh
2389th$139.04Average monthly electricity bill for Blue Earth Light and Water's residential customers

Blue Earth Light and Water Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Subsidiary Company:Benco Electric Cooperative
  • Headquarters:125 East 7th Street
    Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Timothy Stoner

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Quick Facts About Blue Earth Light and Water

Blue Earth Light and Water is faced with an average of 1.17 power outages per consumer each year. These outages last an average of 113.72 minutes. Compare these numbers to the national averages of other providers at 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes each outage.

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Energy Loss

Blue Earth Light and Water's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.15%

Total Energy Loss

18,523MWh

936 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Blue Earth Light and Water's Power Outages

113.72 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.17 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

Blue Earth Light and Water Energy Makeup

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Blue Earth Light and Water State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Minnesota21,25350,248,30017100%

Blue Earth Light and Water County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Blue Earth County69,112513.96$138.04/mo
Faribault County13,921313.88$145.49/mo
Freeborn County30,895413.62$121.80/mo
Le Sueur County28,674612.25$117.65/mo
Martin County20,025611.03$141.77/mo
Nicollet County34,454413.47$154.54/mo
Sibley County14,836812.90$164.05/mo
Waseca County18,968614.27$116.24/mo

Power Plants Owned by Blue Earth Light and Water

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Blue Earth MN Distillate Fuel Oil 2927,114.38934.98

Blue Earth Light and Water Fuel Makeup

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Cities Blue Earth Light and Water Has Coverage

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

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Blue Earth Light and Water FAQ:

What percentage of Blue Earth Light and Water's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Blue Earth Light and Water generates 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Blue Earth Light and Water?

There is one power plant owned by or associated with Blue Earth Light and Water.

How many counties does Blue Earth Light and Water provider electricity to?

Blue Earth Light and Water provides electricity to customers in 8 counties throughout the country including Minnesota.

What is the average bundled bill for Blue Earth Light and Water customers each month?

Consumers of Blue Earth Light and Water pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $139.04.

What is the phone number for Blue Earth Light and Water?

Blue Earth Light and Water's customer service phone number is (507) 526-2191

What percentage of Blue Earth Light and Water's electricity is generated using renewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with Blue Earth Light and Water produce 0% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Blue Earth Light and Water customers?

Blue Earth Light and Water's current average bundled electricity rate is 13.75 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Minnesota bundled rate of 13.71 cents and the average US rate of 13.71 cents.

Does Blue Earth Light and Water have any subsidiary companies?

Benco Electric Cooperative is owned by Blue Earth Light and Water.

Who is the CEO of Blue Earth Light and Water?

Blue Earth Light and Water's CEO is Timothy Stoner.

What cities does Blue Earth Light and Water have customers in in?

Blue Earth Light and Water supplies to 20 cities.

When will Blue Earth Light and Water power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Blue Earth Light and Water's consumers is 113.717 minutes.

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