Ashland County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

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Ashland County produces 0.43 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 821st highest county in the US for non-renewable production per capita.

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Northern States Power Company is the largest supplier in Ashland County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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The 6,689.6 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuel types ranks Ashland County at 24th out of 72 counties in the state in non-renewable energy generation.

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With 4,848.07 megawatt hours of electricity produced from coal, Ashland County is 11th out of 72 counties in Wisconsin for total megawatt hours generated from coal.

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Ashland County ranks 62nd out of 72 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its population consuming over 100,000 megawatt hours.

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Ashland County has a population of 15,562 citizens.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    182,644 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.74 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    181,195 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    174,505 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,690 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    11.64 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    248,495,300 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    15,968.08 kg

Ashland, WI Electric Overview

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Ashland's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 15.67 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.02% more than the average state rate of 14.65 cents and 16.53% more than the US average of 13.45. Roughly 0.61 megawatt hours per citizen are produced in the city from the burning of coal, which ranks them 9th out of 782 cities in the state. The city ranks 5th out of 782 cities in Wisconsin for total megawatt hours produced from renewable fuel sources with a total of 168,332.4 megawatt hours produced.

Ashland residents average 16,610.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them worst in Wisconsin out of 782 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 131,087,855.66 kilograms, which is the 40th worst total amount of pollution for a city in the state. The main fuel type used in Ashland is Wood/Wood Waste Solids, making up 92.44% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Tire-derived Fuels at 3.74% and Coal at 2.77% of production. Ashland has one power generation plant, which is 25th most in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ashland

Ashland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh$129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
683rd15.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ashland
696th$115.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ashland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ashland, Wisconsin

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Bayfield Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.73129.2No DataIcon representing missing value.79,30814,061,900
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74175,0221,924,461262,041,567

Mellen, WI Electric Overview

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Mellen averages a residential electricity rate of 15.67 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 7.02% above the average Wisconsin price of 14.65 cents and 16.53% higher than the US average of 13.45. With a population of 638 citizens, the city is the 479th most populous city in the state. Northern States Power Company sells 481.35 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than any other vendor.

Emissions in Mellen average 6,430 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 27th worst polluting city out of 782 cities in Wisconsin based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 4,102,342.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 466th highest for total emissions in Wisconsin. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mellen

Mellen residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh$129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
683rd15.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mellen
696th$115.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mellen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mellen, Wisconsin

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Bayfield Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.73129.2No DataIcon representing missing value.79,30814,061,900
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74No DataIcon representing missing value.1,924,461262,041,567

New Odanah CDP, WI Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 15.67 cents per kilowatt hour for New Odanah CDP, which is 7.02% more than Wisconsin's average price of 14.65 cents. This means the city is 683rd best for average electricity rate out of 782 cities in the state. With 39 residential customers, Northern States Power Company is the largest vendor in the city. New Odanah CDP is home to 484 citizens, resulting in it being the 542nd largest city in the state.

New Odanah CDP has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 3,112,122.03 kilograms, which is 529th highest in the state out of 782 cities. The city averages 6,430 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 207th highest city in Wisconsin in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Odanah CDP

New Odanah CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh$129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
683rd15.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Odanah CDP
696th$115.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Odanah CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Odanah CDP, Wisconsin

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Bayfield Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.73129.2No DataIcon representing missing value.79,30814,061,900
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74No DataIcon representing missing value.1,924,461262,041,567

Energy Production in Ashland County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Ashland County, Wisconsin

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Ashland WI Wood/Wood Waste Solids 175,022247,701,645.771,415.26YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Ashland County WI Conventional Hydroelectric 6,173No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.7/2025

Ashland County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity production purposes, Ashland County's primary fuel source is Wood/Wood Waste Solids, accounting for 161,787.79 megawatt hours, or 89.29% of generation in the county. Tire-derived Fuels and Conventional Hydroelectric are also important fuel sources in the county, with 3.61% and 3.41% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel source, respectively. Roughly 248,495,300 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in the county due to electricity use. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 15,968.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them 123rd highest county in the nation for CO2 pollution per capita. Ashland County is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 1044th most plants within a county and the 650th highest amount of plants per person out of the nation's 3220 counties.

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89.29%
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3.61%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
3.41%
COAL
Coal
2.68%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.02%

Ashland County, Wisconsin Net Metering

Out of the 3 suppliers in Ashland County, 100.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. Consumers in Wisconsin have restricted net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Providers In Each City in Ashland County:

  • Ashland, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Bayfield Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Butternut, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Price Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bayfield Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Mellen, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Bayfield Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Ashland County, Wisconsin?

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1Northern States Power Company10,551
2Price Electric Cooperative1,672
3Bayfield Electric Cooperative1,339

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Ashland County, Wisconsin?

The largest electricity provider in Ashland County, Wisconsin by total revenue is Northern States Power Company.

How many power plants are in Ashland County, Wisconsin?

There are 2 electricity plants located in Ashland County, Wisconsin

How many electric companies offer service in Ashland County, Wisconsin?

There are 3 electricity suppliers operating in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16