Verendrye Electric Cooperative

About Verendrye Electric Cooperative

Verendrye Electric Cooperative provides electricity to 23 cities in North Dakota including cities like Minot, Minot AFB CDP, Burlington, Velva, and Surrey. The entity is an electricity cooperative. A total of 16,489 customers (0.42% industrial customers, 13.93% commercial customer accounts and 85.65% residential customers) are provided electricity by the company. Verendrye Electric Cooperative's customers spend, on average, 10.90 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. While this is above the North Dakota average rate of 10.71 cents per kilowatt hour it is less than the United States average of 13.26 cents. The company had sales of 572,327 megawatt hours in 2020 via retail sales. The electricity sourced was made up of megawatt hours that they acquired by way of the wholesale market. They purchased 590,492 wholesale megawatt hours. In 2020, the provider made 99.74% of their revenue from retail electricity sales to end users. Their total revenue from electricity related activities was $51,313,000.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Verendrye Electric Cooperative is $132.06 per month. Consumers of the supplier are stuck with a 11.98% markup compared to the rest of the United States. The company is not associated with any electricity generation plants and all of the electricity that they sell to their consumers must be purchased from other suppliers.

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Net metering services are available to customers of Verendrye Electric Cooperative. Installation of solar panels and other electricity sources is often too expensive for private citizens. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell unused wattage into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources more financially friendly .

Energy Loss

Verendrye Electric Cooperative recently reported an annual loss of roughly 2.90% of the electricity that they generate. Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is operating in the electricity generation business and electricity suppliers must report these losses. Verendrye Electric Cooperative's energy loss numbers give them a ranking of 6th best out of the 33 providers that operate in North Dakota and report energy loss and 354th best out of 3510 in the nation.

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Verendrye Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.084/kWh$185.86/mo.$100.40/mo.
948th10.90¢Verendrye Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2274th$132.06Average monthly electric bill for Verendrye Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:615 Highway 52 West
    Velva, North Dakota 58790
    United States of America
  • CEO:Bruce Carlson

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Contact

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Service

  • Outage Phone:(800) 472-2141

Energy Loss

Verendrye Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


354 National Rank

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Verendrye Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Dakota16,48950,456,00011100%

Verendrye Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Bottineau County6,282510.11$123.21/mo
McHenry County5,745610.61$115.65/mo
Renville County2,327610.07$116.58/mo
Sheridan County1,315510.27$123.31/mo
Ward County67,64189.71$98.77/mo
Wells County3,834510.26$145.12/mo

Cities Verendrye Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Anamoose, ND
  • Balfour, ND
  • Bergen, ND
  • Berthold, ND
  • Burlington, ND
  • Carpio, ND
  • Des Lacs, ND
  • Donnybrook, ND
  • Douglas, ND
  • Drake, ND
  • Glenburn, ND
  • Granville, ND
  • Karlsruhe, ND
  • Kief, ND
  • Makoti, ND
  • McClusky, ND
  • Minot, ND
  • Ryder, ND
  • Sawyer, ND
  • Surrey, ND
  • Towner, ND
  • Velva, ND
  • Voltaire, ND

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

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Verendrye Electric Cooperative FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Verendrye Electric Cooperative?

Bruce Carlson is the CEO of Verendrye Electric Cooperative.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Verendrye Electric Cooperative customers?

Verendrye Electric Cooperatives current average bundled electricity rate is 10.90 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average North Dakota bundled rate of 10.71 cents and the average national rate of 13.26 cents.

How many counties does Verendrye Electric Cooperative offer service in?

Verendrye Electric Cooperative offers service in 6 counties in the nation.

What is the phone number for Verendrye Electric Cooperative?

You can reach Verendrye Electric Cooperative by phone via (701) 338-2855.

What is the average bundled bill for Verendrye Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Verendrye Electric Cooperative currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $132.06, compared to the North Dakota average of $112.54 and the United States average of $112.54 for bundled service.

What cities does Verendrye Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Verendrye Electric Cooperative has customers in 23 cities in the nation.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-04