Buffalo County, Wisconsin Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Buffalo County, Wisconsin Electricity Overview

In Buffalo County, 1,960,740.01 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable sources. Buffalo County ranks 380th out of 3221 counties in the US for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

Buffalo County has a population of 13,317 residents.

1,957,576.34 megawatt hours are generated from coal in Buffalo County. With 13,317 residents, this is 147 megawatt hours per person.

Buffalo County residents have an average residential electricity bill of $132.7, which is 26.97% higher than the state average bill of $104.51 and 2.19% higher than the nationwide average bill of $129.86.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Buffalo County is 14.45 cents. This is around 0.08% lower than the nationwide average rate of 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 13,317 residents living within the county and 1,960,740.01 megawatt hours produced per year, Buffalo County has a per capita production rate of 147.24 megawatt hours. This is the 1 largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    158,431 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,960,740 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,960,740 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    147.24 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    170,642,330 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    12,813.87 kg

Buffalo City, WI Electricity Overview

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Buffalo City averages a residential electricity rate of 14.45 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 4.38% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 0.10% lower than the US average of 14.46 cents. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $133.15. This is 2.54% above the nationwide average bill of $129.86.

Electricity consumption in Buffalo City creates 6,456,948.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 384th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 559th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,412.06 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Buffalo City has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo City

Buffalo City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.126/kWh$136.82/mo.$80.36/mo.
184th14.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo City
770th$133.15Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo City, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.57108.751,936,924282,112,988
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400

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Fountain City, WI Electricity Overview

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Fountain City averages a residential electricity rate of 14.45 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 4.38% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 0.09% lower than the US average of 14.46 cents. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Fountain City is the 433rd largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of 806.

Electricity consumption in Fountain City creates 5,168,123.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 421st largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 559th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,412.06 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Fountain City has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fountain City

Fountain City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.126/kWh$136.82/mo.$80.36/mo.
198th14.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fountain City
769th$133.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fountain City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fountain City, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.57108.751,936,924282,112,988
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400

Alma, WI Electricity Overview

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Alma averages a residential electricity rate of 14.45 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 4.38% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 0.09% lower than the US average of 14.46 cents. Alma citizens consume 0.43% of the megawatt hours generated within the city and the excess 99.57% is exported or potentially stored. Alma is home to 716 citizens, making it the 459th most populated city in the state.

Electricity consumption in Alma creates 9,174,732.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 321st largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 12,813.87 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is home to one electricity producing plant. Alma's power plants most often use Coal, which accounts for 99.84% of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alma

Alma residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.126/kWh$136.82/mo.$80.36/mo.
199th14.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alma
768th$133.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alma Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alma, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED14.57108.751,936,924282,112,988
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400

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Electricity Production in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Alma WI Coal 1,960,740.012,111,864,712.311,077.08

Buffalo County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 170,642,329.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in Buffalo County because of electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 281st worst in the nation in pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Around 99.84% of electricity in Buffalo County comes from production using Coal. Buffalo County is home to one power generation plant.

COAL
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Coal
99.84%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.16%

Buffalo County, Wisconsin Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Buffalo County offering electricity. Of those 2, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. At the state level, Wisconsin has restricted net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Buffalo County has an average of 3.81% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Buffalo County a rank of 863rd best in the nation out of 3221.

Power Companies in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Providers In Each City in Buffalo County:

  • Alma, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.10%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 49.90%
  • Buffalo City, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Cochrane, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Fountain City, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.08%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 49.92%
  • Nelson, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 98.11%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 1.89%

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

FAQ

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

There are 2 electricity providers offering service in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

How many power plants are within Buffalo County, Wisconsin?

There is one active power plant located in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Which electricity companies offer service in Buffalo County, Wisconsin?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Riverland Energy Cooperative7,588
2Northern States Power Company6,947

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Buffalo County, Wisconsin?

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

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-21