Stearns Electric

About Stearns Electric

Stearns Electric is an electric cooperative headquartered in Melrose, Minnesota and providing power to customers in 4 counties in Minnesota including counties like Stearns County, Morrison County, Todd County, and Pope County. At the time of the most recent government reports, the supplier listed a total of 27,411 electricity customers signed on to receive electricity from the company. This total is made up of 25,139 residential customer accounts, 1,722 commercial customers and 550 industrial accounts. Customers of Stearns Electric purchase electricity for, on average, 11.80 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.01% lower than the nationwide average rate of 13.26 cents. They had sales of 525,486 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of retail sales. The electricity generated in the company’s power plants made up 0.00% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 100.00%.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $117.93, while the Stearns Electric average is 29.65% higher at $152.9 per month. Stearns Electric is the 2655th ranked provider in the nation for average monthly bill amount. Electricity production is not part of the Stearns Electric business model, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other providers and then resell to their customers.

Stearns Electric Net Metering

Consumers of Stearns Electric have the ability to use net metering. This makes it easier for people to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell extra kilowatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Stearns Electric recently reported a loss of 4.37% 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 Stearns Electric getting a ranking of 30th best out of 169 electricity companies in the state and 747th best out of 3510 providers in the United States.

Stearns Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Stearns Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.112/kWh$152.90/mo.$143.19/mo.
1428th11.80¢Stearns Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2655th$152.9Average monthly electric bill for Stearns Electric's residential customers

Stearns Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:900 Kraft Drive South East
    Melrose, Minnesota 56352
    United States of America
  • CEO:Robin Doege

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Energy Loss

Stearns Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


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747 National Rank

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Stearns Electric State Coverage

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

Stearns Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Morrison County33,386711.67$88.74/mo
Pope County11,249412.51$159.96/mo
Stearns County161,075512.16$140.70/mo
Todd County24,664411.66$132.60/mo

Cities Stearns Electric Has Coverage

  • Albany, MN
  • Belgrade, MN
  • Brooten, MN
  • Clearwater, MN
  • Elmdale, MN
  • Elrosa, MN
  • Flensburg, MN
  • Freeport, MN
  • Holdingford, MN
  • Melrose, MN
  • New Munich, MN
  • Paynesville, MN
  • Randall, MN
  • Richmond, MN
  • Rockville, MN
  • Sartell, MN
  • Sauk Centre, MN
  • Sedan, MN
  • Sobieski, MN
  • Spring Hill, MN
  • St. Augusta, MN
  • St. Cloud, MN
  • St. Joseph, MN
  • St. Rosa, MN
  • St. Stephen, MN
  • Waite Park, MN
  • West Union, MN

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

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Stearns Electric FAQ:

How many counties does Stearns Electric offer service to?

Stearns Electric provides electricity in 4 counties.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Stearns Electric customers?

Consumers of Stearns Electric, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 11.80 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the phone number for Stearns Electric?

Stearns Electric's customer service phone number is (800) 962-0655

How much is the average bundled bill for Stearns Electric customers each month?

Stearns Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $152.90, compared to the Minnesota average of $104.42 and the nationwide of $104.42 for bundled service.

Who is the CEO of Stearns Electric?

The CEO of Stearns Electric is Robin Doege.

What cities does Stearns Electric have customers in to?

Stearns Electric provides electricity to 27 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-20