Rochester Public Utilities

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About Rochester Public Utilities

Rochester Public Utilities is a municipally owned organization serving Rochester, Minnesota and rural areas of Olmsted County. Rochester Public Utilities averages 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour charged to their patrons for residential electricity, which is 9.12% more than the average Minnesota price of 13.71 cents. They sold 49,705 megawatt hours in 2020 through wholesale channels to other electricity suppliers. Power plants owned by the company produced 65,866 megawatt hours and an additional 1,152,441 megawatt hours were procured by way of the wholesale electricity market. Rochester Public Utilities made $164,467,300 in 2020. Exactly $1,939,200 of that revenue came from electricity sales on the wholesale energy market and $141,923,700 came from sales to retail end-users.

The Minnesota average monthly residential electricity bill is $100.4, while the Rochester Public Utilities average is 8.20% less at $90.46 per month. This is the 77th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the state. The company generates 323rd megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources per year. This ranks them 323rd out of 3509 providers in the US. Rochester Public Utilities produces 68,549 megawatt hours from their generation plants, which ranks them as the 385th largest producer of electricity in the United States out of 3509 electricity providers. Rochester Public Utilities is the 8th largest supplier out of 166 providers in the state based on total megawatt hours sold.

Rochester Public Utilities Net Metering

Rochester Public Utilities is one of 91 companies in the state who offer net metering to their consumers. Net metering makes solar panel purchases more economically feasible as it gives the ability for individuals to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is always a reality when dealing with electricity transmission. Rochester Public Utilities currently averages a loss of roughly 3.14% of the aggregate electricity they generate. These averages allow us to compare and contrast the grid efficiencies of the suppliers who operate throughout the United States. Rochester Public Utilities has received a rank of 396th best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the US and 15th best out of 166 in Minnesota.

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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.167/kWh$0.126/kWh$142.69/mo.$66.14/mo.
2512th14.96¢Rochester Public Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
743rd$90.46Average monthly electricity bill for Rochester Public Utilities' residential customers

Rochester Public Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:4000 East River Road Northeast
    Rochester, Minnesota 55906
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Mark Kotschevar

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Quick Facts About Rochester Public Utilities

Rochester Public Utilities' electricity generation plants produce 49,524.29 megawatt hours by burning natural gas.

Rochester Public Utilities produces 16,259 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making Rochester Public Utilities 149th in the nation out of 3509 electric suppliers.

Rochester Public Utilities generates 27.63% of their electricity from sustainable fuel sources, which ranks them 56th in the state out of the 166 companies we track.

Energy Loss

Rochester Public Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


396 National Rank

Rochester Public Utilities Energy Makeup

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Rochester Public Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Rochester Public Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Olmsted County162,847314.77$130.86/mo

Power Plants Owned by Rochester Public Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rochester MN Other Biomass Gas 2,684993,495.6370.15

Rochester Public Utilities Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Other Biomass Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

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Rochester Public Utilities FAQ:

What is the phone number for Rochester Public Utilities?

The Rochester Public Utilities phone number is (507) 280-1500.

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

The average bundled rate of electricity for customers of Rochester Public Utilities is 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Rochester Public Utilities' electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Rochester Public Utilities generates 72.37% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

Who is the CEO of Rochester Public Utilities?

Rochester Public Utilities' CEO is Mark Kotschevar.

What is the average bundled bill for Rochester Public Utilities customers each month?

Rochester Public Utilities currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $90.46, compared to the Minnesota average of $100.40 and the national of $100.40 for bundled service.

What percentage of Rochester Public Utilities' electricity is generated from renewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with Rochester Public Utilities produce 27.63% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

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

There is one power plant associated with or owned by Rochester Public Utilities.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01