Otter Tail Power Company: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Otter Tail Power Company

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About Otter Tail Power Company

Otter Tail Power Company is an investor owned company located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and providing power to customers in 3 states in the United States including in major cities like Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, and West Fargo. Otter Tail Power Company has an average residential electricity rate of 10.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 30.42% less than the nationwide average rate of 15.73 cents. This ranks the provider 483rd out of 2892 suppliers in the US for lowest average electricity rate. Approximately 5,592,368 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail customers in 2022 and 277,830 megawatt hours were sold to other suppliers via whole channels. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 3,128,315 of them were generated by electricity plants owned by the supplier and 3,241,351 megawatt hours were obtained by way of the wholesale market. In 2022, the company made a total of $545,474,500 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had revenue of $470,605,800 coming from retail sales to end users and $18,538,900 from wholesale electricity sales.

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer of Otter Tail Power Company is $104.23, while the nationwide average is $135.39. Customers of the company pay 23.01% less compared to other citizens of the country. Wind turbines operated by the provider generate 1,014,291 megawatt hours, which is 29.08% of the electricity generation by the supplier. The company ranks 97th in the United States out of 3517 suppliers for megawatt hours generated from solar. Otter Tail Power Company is the 185th largest electricity company out of 3517 electricity companies in the country based on number of customers.

Otter Tail Power Company Net Metering

Net metering is available to customers of Otter Tail Power Company. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically feasible as it allows citizens to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Otter Tail Power Company reported a yearly loss of around 3.71% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production business and suppliers are required to report these losses. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 548th best out of 3517 suppliers who report energy loss in the country.

Otter Tail Power Company Rate & Electric Bills

Otter Tail Power Company residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.080/kWh$171.14/mo.$72.65/mo.
483rd10.95¢Otter Tail Power Company's Average residential price per kWh
970th$104.23Average monthly electricity bill for Otter Tail Power Company's residential customers

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Otter Tail Power Company Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Headquarters:215 South Cascade Street
    Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537
    United States of America
  • CEO:Timothy J. Rogelstad

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Quick Facts About Otter Tail Power Company

Otter Tail Power Company is 183rd out of 3517 electricity companies in the US in megawatt hours generated from hydroelectric power use.

Otter Tail Power Company's generation plants generate 570,129.77 megawatt hours by burning natural gas.

Otter Tail Power Company is the 176th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources in the nation.

Otter Tail Power Company produces 1,857,239.55 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, making Otter Tail Power Company 114th out of 3517 electricity providers in the country.

Producing 3,487,414.89 megawatt hours annually, Otter Tail Power Company is ranked 184th for total production of all suppliers in the nation.

Otter Tail Power Company is 291st out of the 3517 companies in the United States for the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from sustainable fuel sources.

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Energy Loss

Otter Tail Power Company's energy loss due to business operations.

-3.71%

Total Energy Loss

226,399MWh

548 National Rank

Otter Tail Power Company Energy Makeup

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Otter Tail Power Company State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Minnesota63,276217,391,646643.81%
North Dakota59,188183,801,239646.67%
South Dakota11,92340,811,76289.51%

Otter Tail Power Company County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Barnes County10,869411.36$118.36/mo
Beltrami County46,033514.50$170.39/mo
Benson County6,090310.72$151.12/mo
Big Stone County5,155412.44$193.19/mo
Bottineau County6,442410.70$129.11/mo
Brookings County34,315611.98$160.85/mo
Burleigh County99,280310.75$102.65/mo
Cass County192,734311.58$109.22/mo
Cavalier County3,725210.61$113.26/mo
Chippewa County12,509612.60$212.37/mo

Power Plants Owned by Otter Tail Power Company

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mercer County ND Coal 2,586,6582,996,358,685.411,158.39
Big StoneNorthWestern Energy (23.40%)Otter Tail Power Company (53.90%)Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (22.70%)
Grant County SD Coal 1,772,9511,777,435,094.171,002.53
Merricourt Wind Energy CenterOtter Tail Power Company (100.00%)
Dickey County ND Wind 555,758
Deuel County SD Natural Gas 485,422266,470,715.84548.95
Fergus Falls MN Solar 38,034

Otter Tail Power Company Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
53.26%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
29.08%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
16.35%
SOLAR
Solar
1.09%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.14%
OTHER
Other
0.08%

Cities Otter Tail Power Company Has Coverage

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

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Otter Tail Power Company FAQ:

How many states does Otter Tail Power Company offer service in?

Otter Tail Power Company supplies electricity in 3 states in the country including Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

What percentage of Otter Tail Power Company's electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources?

Electric plants owned by or associated with Otter Tail Power Company generate 30.25% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

How much is the average bundled bill for Otter Tail Power Company customers each month?

Otter Tail Power Company currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $104.23, compared to the national of $135.39 for bundled service.

Who is the CEO of Otter Tail Power Company?

Otter Tail Power Company's CEO is Timothy J. Rogelstad.

What is the phone number for Otter Tail Power Company?

You can reach Otter Tail Power Company by phone via (800) 257-4044.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Otter Tail Power Company customers?

Consumers of Otter Tail Power Company, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 10.95 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Otter Tail Power Company?

There are 5 power plants owned by or associated with Otter Tail Power Company.

How many counties does Otter Tail Power Company sell electricity to?

Otter Tail Power Company supplies electricity to customers in 62 counties.

What cities does Otter Tail Power Company offer service to?

Otter Tail Power Company has customers in 464 cities.

What percentage of Otter Tail Power Company's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric production facilities owned by or associated with Otter Tail Power Company generate 69.75% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

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Published: 2024-05-31