Northern States Power Company

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About Northern States Power Company

With headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Northern States Power Company provides electricity to 5 states throughout the US. Currently, 1,792,872 customers are supplied electricity by the provider. These customers are a mix of 1,580,958 residential locations, 211,241 commercial customer accounts, one transportation customer and 672 industrial accounts. The average residential electricity price for Northern States Power Company is approximately 13.94 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.71% higher than the national average rate of 13.71 cents, which ranks the provider 2265th lowest for average electricity rate out of 2923 companies in the United States. The provider participated in both the retail sales and the wholesale electricity market in 2020, with sales to end users totaling 39,033,390 megawatt hours and wholesale sales totaling 19,342,571 megawatt hours. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 61.62% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 38.38%. Their revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $5,304,577,500, with 9.98% coming from wholesale electricity sales and 78.60% from retail sales to end users.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Northern States Power Company is $95.55, while the national average is $121.23. Electricity generation from sustainable fuel types by the supplier totals 7,513,189.78 megawatt hours. This ranks the company 29th in the US out of the 3509 companies we track. Generation from nuclear power facilities totaled 14,076,109 megawatt hours for the provider. This is the 22nd most in the US out of 3509 providers. The company is 18th out of 3509 suppliers in the country for total megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

Northern States Power Company Net Metering

Consumers of Northern States Power Company can take advantage of net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra electricity back to the electricity company, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Northern States Power Company recently reported a loss of 1.07% of the electricity generation amount. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 81st best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the nation.

Northern States Power Company Rate & Electric Bills

Northern States Power Company residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.120/kWh$128.06/mo.$69.21/mo.
2265th13.94¢Northern States Power Company's Average residential price per kWh
897th$95.55Average monthly electricity bill for Northern States Power Company's residential customers

Northern States Power Company Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Xcel Energy
  • Headquarters:414 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
    United States of America

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    Quick Facts About Northern States Power Company

    Northern States Power Company generates 30,294,500.68 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 38th in the United States out of 3509 companies.

    Roughly 25.15% of Northern States Power Company's total electricity comes from the use of coal.

    Generating 37,807,690.46 megawatt hours annually, Northern States Power Company is ranked 35th for total generation of all providers in the United States.

    Northern States Power Company ranks 74th in the United States out of 3509 providers for total electricity production from natural gas.

    Northern States Power Company is the 28th largest provider out of 3509 suppliers in the US based on megawatt hours sold.

    Northern States Power Company generates 825,245 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making Northern States Power Company 36th in the nation out of 3509 companies.

    Energy Loss

    Northern States Power Company's energy loss due to business operations.

    -1.07%

    Total Energy Loss

    629,963MWh

    81 National Rank

    Northern States Power Company Energy Makeup

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    Northern States Power Company State Coverage

    StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
    Michigan8,93615,481,047260.43%
    Minnesota1,333,2193,542,699,919173.21%
    North Dakota94,993238,423,18235.26%
    South Dakota98,987246,908,93615.87%
    Wisconsin256,737728,653,901515.23%

    Northern States Power Company County Coverage

    CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
    Anoka County363,887313.80$112.69/mo
    Ashland County16,027315.89$111.35/mo
    Barron County46,711613.78$112.67/mo
    Bayfield County16,220315.52$114.59/mo
    Benton County41,379315.36$133.39/mo
    Blue Earth County69,112513.96$138.04/mo
    Brown County25,912712.64$182.74/mo
    Buffalo County13,317214.24$131.66/mo
    Carver County106,922413.33$120.12/mo
    Cass County184,525411.39$114.75/mo

    Power Plants Owned by Northern States Power Company

    PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
    Becker MN Coal 9,520,712.19,261,465,843.01972.77
    Red Wing MN Nuclear 9,092,581
    Monticello Nuclear FacilityNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
    Monticello MN Nuclear 4,983,528
    St. Paul MN Natural Gas 3,038,9141,112,486,734.8366.08
    Minneapolis MN Natural Gas 1,543,987600,599,078.6388.99
    Oak Park Heights MN Coal 1,444,390.011,439,316,270.44996.49
    Lincoln County MN Wind 867,225
    Crowned Ridge Wind II Energy CenterNorthern States Power Company (100.00%)
    Codington County SD Wind 840,110
    Stutsman County ND Wind 815,695
    Mower County MN Wind 707,870

    Northern States Power Company Fuel Makeup

    NUCLEAR
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    37.23%
    COAL
    Coal
    Coal
    Coal
    25.15%
    NATURAL GAS
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    17.27%
    WIND
    Wind
    Wind
    16.84%
    CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
    Conventional Hydroelectric
    2.18%
    OTHER
    Other
    1.33%

    Cities Northern States Power Company Has Coverage

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

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    Northern States Power Company FAQ:

    How many states does Northern States Power Company sell electricity to?

    Northern States Power Company provides electricity in 5 states in the country.

    What is the average bundled bill for Northern States Power Company customers each month?

    Currently, the average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Northern States Power Company is $95.55. The United States average is $121.23 for bundled service.

    How many power plants are owned by or associated with Northern States Power Company?

    There are 37 power plants owned by or associated with Northern States Power Company.

    What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Northern States Power Company customers?

    Northern States Power Company's current average BUNDLED electricity rate is 13.94 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average national BUNDLED rate of 13.71 cents.

    What percentage of Northern States Power Company's electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

    Northern States Power Company produces 19.87% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

    What cities does Northern States Power Company sell electricity to?

    Northern States Power Company serves electricity in 655 cities throughout the nation including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

    Does Northern States Power Company have a parent company?

    Northern States Power Company is a subsidiary of Xcel Energy.

    How many counties does Northern States Power Company supply electricity in?

    There are 86 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Northern States Power Company.

    What percentage of Northern States Power Company's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuels?

    Northern States Power Company produces 80.13% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

    Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
    Published: 2022-09-21