Rochester Public Utilities

Rochester Public Utilities is headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota and it serves the population who live there. The company recently reported a total of 57,720 total customers, 91.17% of which are residential accounts and 8.83% of which are commercial customers. Rochester Public Utilities averages 14.86 cents per kilowatt hour billed to their patrons for residential electricity. Unfortunately for their consumers, this price is more than both the Minnesota and United States average prices of 13.40 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Of the 1,218,307 megawatt hours Rochester Public Utilities sold and dispossessed, 1,127,968 were from retail sales. The electricity sourced by Rochester Public Utilities is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they produce and supplementary megawatt hours acquired by way of wholesale channels. These categories make up 5.41% and 94.59%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced by the company. In 2020, the supplier had revenue of $141,923,700 from retail electricity sales and $1,939,200 on the wholesale electricity market.

About Rochester Public Utilities

The state average monthly residential power bill is $104.42, while the Rochester Public Utilities average is 12.44% less at $89.46 per month. This is the 13th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in Minnesota. The supplier is able to produce 16,259 megawatt hours from hydroelectric power facilities, which makes them the 7th largest generator of hydroelectric power in Minnesota out of 44 suppliers. The supplier's electricity production facilities produce 49,524.29 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas. The provider generates 26.54% of their total number of megawatt hours generated, which is 17,925 megawatt hours, from renewable fuel sources.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Rochester Public Utilities’s top fuel type used in their electricity producing facilities is Natural Gas. Roughly 73.34% of the provider's output is from fuel source. When taken together with Conventional Hydroelectric (24.08%) and Other Biomass Gas (2.47%), these three fuels make up 99.88% electricity generation by supplier. The supplier averages 438.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, which ranks them as the 78th worst polluter in Minnesota out of 44 in this category. This adds up to total emissions of 499,382,418.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the supplier as the 668th worst company for total emissions in the country. There are 5 electricity generation plants linked to Rochester Public Utilities in one capacity or another, which means they have the 37th most electricity facilities connected with an electricity supplier out of the 44 suppliers that we receive data for in the state and 400th out of 3511 in the United States.

Rochester Public Utilities Net Metering

Rochester Public Utilities allows customers of the company to take part in net metering. Installation of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often too expensive for people. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell excess electricity into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically feasible .

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Rochester Public Utilities recently reported a loss of 3.14% of their electricity production amount. The state average for energy loss is 2.22% and the United States average is 2.76%. This results in Rochester Public Utilities getting a ranking of 33rd worst out of 44 electricity companies in the state and 1021st worst out of 3511 providers in the United States.

Rochester Public Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Rochester Public Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.167/kWh$0.126/kWh$142.69/mo.$66.14/mo.
1366th14.86¢Rochester Public Utilities's Average residential price per kWh
388th$89.46Average monthly electric bill for Rochester Public Utilities's residential customers

Rochester Public Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:4000 East River Rd NorthEast
    Rochester, Minnesota 55906
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mark Kotschevar

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Quick Facts About Rochester Public Utilities

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Rochester Public Utilities produces 73.46% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuels. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 49,606 megawatt hours, which is 320th most out of 3511 providers in the country.

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During the previous 12 months, Rochester Public Utilities's electricity sales efforts have realized a 1.71% drop in CO2 pollution.

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Rochester Public Utilities is ranked 387th in the United States for total electricity generation, generating 67,531 megawatt hours.

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Rochester Public Utilities releases 499,382,418.1 kilograms of CO2 due to megawatt hours sold, which makes it the 668th worst polluting provider in the US out of 3511.

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Rochester Public Utilities is the 13th largest supplier out of 44 electricity companies in the state based on total megawatt hours sold.

Energy Loss

Rochester Public Utilities's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

38,305MWh

1021 National Rank

Rochester Public Utilities Energy Makeup

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Rochester Public Utilities State Coverage

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Minnesota57,720144,087,09313100%

Rochester Public Utilities County Coverage

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Olmsted County158,293314.75$130.76/mo

Power Plants Owned by Rochester Public Utilities

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Rochester MN Natural Gas 34,94415,692,282.76449.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wabasha County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 16,2591,004,069.0261.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rochester MN Natural Gas 14,6199,174,396.01627.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rochester MN Other Biomass Gas 1,666616,717.08370.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rochester MN Distillate Fuel Oil 4338,078.66885.55No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Rochester Public Utilities Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
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73.34%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
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24.08%
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Other Biomass Gas
2.47%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.12%

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Rochester Public Utilities FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Rochester Public Utilities?

Mark Kotschevar is the CEO of Rochester Public Utilities.

What percentage of Rochester Public Utilities’s electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with Rochester Public Utilities produce 73.46% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

What is the phone number for Rochester Public Utilities?

Rochester Public Utilities's customer service phone number is (507) 280-1500

How much is the average bill for Rochester Public Utilities customers each month?

The average monthly electric bill for customers of Rochester Public Utilities is $89.46. The state average bill is $104.42 and the US average is $104.42.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Rochester Public Utilities?

Rochester Public Utilities is associated with or owns 5 power plants.

What is the average electricity rate for Rochester Public Utilities customers?

Customers of Rochester Public Utilities, on average, have an electricity rate 14.86 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Rochester Public Utilities’s electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Power plants owned by or associated with Rochester Public Utilities produce 26.54% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25