Marquette Board of Light and Power

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About Marquette Board of Light and Power

Marquette Board of Light and Power is a municipally owned organization supplying electricity in Marquette, Michigan. With 17,264 customers, the provider serves 2,166 commercial locations and 15,098 residential customers. Customers of Marquette Board of Light and Power pay an average residential electricity rate of 15.50 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.83% higher than the nationwide average price of 14.11 cents. This makes the provider 2586th out of 2923 suppliers in the country for best average electricity rate. Marquette Board of Light and Power had total sales and disposition of 287,353 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 4,909 were by way of wholesale channels. During the same timeframe, the company generated 173,320 megawatt hours and procured 114,033 megawatt hours by way of the wholesale market. In 2020 the provider had total electricity related revenue of $41,025,200, with 98.20% coming from retail sales and 0.82% from wholesale sales.

The national average monthly residential electricity bill is $125.95, while the Marquette Board of Light and Power average is 31.68% lower at $86.05 per month. The company is the 10th highest out of 56 cities in the state for megawatt hours generated by burning natural gas. Electricity production from sustainable fuel types by the supplier totals 8,066 megawatt hours. Electricity production facilities associated with the supplier use non-renewable fuels to generate 95.30% of their total electricity generation, or 163,571 megawatt hours. This total ranks them at 14th in the state out of 56 suppliers.

Marquette Board of Light and Power Net Metering

Luckily, Marquette Board of Light and Power allows consumers to participate in net metering programs. Installation of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often too expensive for residents. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra megawatt hours back into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Marquette Board of Light and Power reported an annual loss of around 2.82% of the electricity that they generate. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity generation business and electricity providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. The state of Michigan has an energy loss average of 3.81% and the US average is 2.76%, giving Marquette Board of Light and Power a rank of 336th best out of 3509 providers reporting energy loss in the US.

Marquette Board of Light and Power Rate & Electric Bills

Marquette Board of Light and Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.155/kWh$93.03/mo.$85.47/mo.
2586th15.50¢Marquette Board of Light and Power's Average residential price per kWh
573rd$86.05Average monthly electricity bill for Marquette Board of Light and Power's residential customers

Marquette Board of Light and Power Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:2200 Wright Street
    Marquette, Michigan 49855
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Tom R. Carpenter

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Quick Facts About Marquette Board of Light and Power

Marquette Board of Light and Power has the 336th largest total electricity generation in the nation, generating 171,637 megawatt hours.

Roughly 4.70% of Marquette Board of Light and Power's total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

Based on total customers, Marquette Board of Light and Power is the 17th largest company out of 56 suppliers in the state.

Energy Loss

Marquette Board of Light and Power's energy loss due to business operations.

-2.82%

Total Energy Loss

8,100MWh

336 National Rank

Marquette Board of Light and Power Energy Makeup

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Marquette Board of Light and Power State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Michigan17,26440,286,50015100%

Marquette Board of Light and Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Marquette County66,017721.71$103.90/mo

Power Plants Owned by Marquette Board of Light and Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Marquette MI Natural Gas 163,56077,446,796.9473.51
Marquette MI Conventional Hydroelectric 8,066
Marquette MI Distillate Fuel Oil 11104,086.619,462.42

Marquette Board of Light and Power Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.20%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
4.70%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
2.10%

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Marquette Board of Light and Power FAQ:

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Marquette Board of Light and Power?

Marquette Board of Light and Power is associated with or owns 3 power plants.

What is the phone number for Marquette Board of Light and Power?

The Marquette Board of Light and Power phone number is (906) 228-0311.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Marquette Board of Light and Power customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for customers of Marquette Board of Light and Power is 15.50 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Marquette Board of Light and Power's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Electric production facilities owned by or associated with Marquette Board of Light and Power produce 4.70% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

Who is the CEO of Marquette Board of Light and Power?

The CEO of Marquette Board of Light and Power is Tom R. Carpenter.

What is the average bundled bill for Marquette Board of Light and Power customers each month?

Consumers of Marquette Board of Light and Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $86.05.

What percentage of Marquette Board of Light and Power's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Marquette Board of Light and Power produces 95.30% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-08-01