Barron County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

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Barron County, Wisconsin Overview

The use of renewable fuel types for electricity production in Barron County increased by 511.56% last year.

Barron County ranks 885th out of 3221 counties in the United States for natural gas generation, with 79.09 megawatt hours generated using the source.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Barron County saw a 5.28% increase within the last 12 months.

Sadly, over the course of the previous year, there was a 44.60% increase in the burning of non-renewable fuel sources in Barron County.

As the 1846th highest producer of electricity out of 3221 counties in the United States, Barron County generates 4,855 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuels.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Barron County is 13.59 cents. This is about 1.20% less than the nationwide average rate of 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    550,177  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.78  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,855  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,654  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    201  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.1  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    302,356,387  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,472.92  kg

Rice Lake, WI Electric Overview

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Rice Lake's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.38 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 10.00% less than the average national electricity price of 13.76 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Rice Lake Utilities. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $94.19 per month, while the nationwide average is $122.19.

Releasing 59,011,310.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Rice Lake ranks 102nd highest out of 808 cities in Wisconsin for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 6,527.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 43rd worst in Wisconsin for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rice Lake

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh $129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
42nd 12.38¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rice Lake
178th $94.19 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rice Lake Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Barron Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 13.43 120.72 200,616 26,945,000
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883
Rice Lake Utilities BUNDLED 10.14 70.83 40,140.07 4,071,335.98

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Barron, WI Electric Overview

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Barron's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.38 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 10.02% less than the average national electricity price of 13.76 cents. More electricity is consumed in Barron than is produced, with electricity usage totaling 10369.92% of production. With 99.53% of its electricity generation coming from sustainable fuels, the city ranks 34th in the state out of 808 cities for total electricity generation from renewable fuel types.

Releasing 24,137,213.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Barron ranks 183rd highest out of 808 cities in Wisconsin for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 6,465.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 758th highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use. The city is home to one power plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Barron's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, accounting for 422 megawatt hours, or 99.53% of production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Barron

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh $129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
41st 12.38¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Barron
384th $101.86 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Barron Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Barron, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Barron Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 13.43 120.72 200,616 26,945,000
Barron Light and Water BUNDLED 9.88 82.12 424 14,822.89 1,464,385.54
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883

Cumberland, WI Electric Overview

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Cumberland's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 5.08% less than the average national electricity price of 13.76 cents. More electricity is consumed in Cumberland than is produced, with electricity usage totaling 604.47% of production. Solar fields in the city generate 4,232 megawatt hours, which is 95.51% of the city's electricity production.

Cumberland's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 12,511,607.67 kilograms, which is 266th largest emissions amount in Wisconsin out of 808 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which amounts to 5,502.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Cumberland is the 775th highest polluting city in the state. The city is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 9th highest number of power plants within a city in Wisconsin out of the state's 808 cities. For the purpose of electricity production, Cumberland's main fuel is Solar, accounting for 4,232 megawatt hours, or 95.51% of production in the city. Distillate Fuel Oil and Natural Gas make up 2.71% and 1.78% of electricity generation, respectively.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cumberland

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh $129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
72nd 13.06¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cumberland
373rd $99.97 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cumberland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cumberland, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Barron Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 13.43 120.72 200,616 26,945,000
Cumberland Utility BUNDLED 11.67 71.05 199 8,182.89 954,960.98
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883

Energy Production in Barron County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Barron County, Wisconsin

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Cumberland SolarButter Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Cumberland WI Solar 4,232
Barron WI Conventional Hydroelectric 424 3,926.4 9.26
Cumberland WI Distillate Fuel Oil 199 123,148.38 618.84

Barron County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Barron County has the 925th largest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity use of all of the counties in the United States, emitting 302,356,387.43 kilograms a year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the county, which amounts to 6,472.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Barron County as the 913th highest polluting county in the US. Power plants in the county primarily use Solar, which makes up 4,232 megawatt hours (or 87.17%) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the county. Conventional Hydroelectric and Distillate Fuel Oil are also highly used fuels in the county, with 422 (8.69%) and 121.91 (2.51%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Barron County is home to 3 electricity producing plants, which is the 19th most plants within a county in Wisconsin.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
87.17%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
8.69%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
2.51%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.63%

Barron County, Wisconsin Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Barron County offering electricity. Of those 5, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Wisconsin has restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Barron County has an average of 6.35% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Barron County a rank of 61st best in the state out of 72.

Providers In Each City in Barron County:

  • Almena, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
  • Barron, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 33.42%
    • Barron Light and Water: 33.16%
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.42%
  • Cameron, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
  • Chetek, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
  • Cumberland, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 35.61%
    • Cumberland Utility: 28.78%
    • Northern States Power Company: 35.61%
  • Dallas, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 20.35%
    • Northern States Power Company: 79.65%
  • Haugen, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
  • Prairie Farm, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 28.37%
    • Northern States Power Company: 71.63%
  • Rice Lake, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 18.49%
    • Rice Lake Utilities: 36.99%
    • Northern States Power Company: 44.52%
  • Turtle Lake, Wisconsin:
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 29.75%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 4.21%
    • Northern States Power Company: 66.04%

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

FAQ

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

Barron County, Wisconsin is home to 5 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are within Barron County, Wisconsin?

Barron County, Wisconsin has 3 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Barron County, Wisconsin?

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in Barron County, Wisconsin.

What electricity companies offer service in Barron County, Wisconsin?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Barron Electric Cooperative 9,732
2 Northern States Power Company 8,798
3 Rice Lake Utilities 5,963
4 Barron Light and Water 1,819
5 Cumberland Utility 1,413

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-03-25