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Buffalo County, Wisconsin Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Buffalo County, Wisconsin Electricity Overview

Buffalo County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 1.78% lower than the national average rate, at 15.84 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.12 cents.

Over the last year Buffalo County has experienced a 42.27% decrease in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 1,872,575.7 megawatt hours produced from burning coal to 1,081,087.62 megawatt hours.

The largest electricity supplier in Buffalo County by number of customers is Northern States Power Company.

Buffalo County consumes approximately 14.36% of the generation put out by its power generation plants. This means they either export or store the leftover electricity.

Buffalo County is home to 13,314 residents and its power generating plants produce 1,083,824 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a generation per capita average of 81.4 megawatt hours per capita per year.

With total production of 1,083,824 megawatt hours, Buffalo County is the 9th largest producer of electricity of all 72 counties in Wisconsin.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    155,602 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.69 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,083,824 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,083,824 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    81.4 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    175,301,667 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    13,166.72 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Buffalo City

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Buffalo City Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

15.98¢ per kWh

  • 1.77% higher than last month
  • 1.46% higher than April last year
  • 7.72% lower than the Wisconsin average
  • 5.53% lower than the US average
  • 127th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 18,470th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 179 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 364 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

15.83¢ per kWh

  • 0.12% higher than last month
  • 5.31% higher than April last year
  • 6.65% lower than the Wisconsin average
  • 1.84% lower than the US average
  • 126th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since April last year
  • 19,510th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,906 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$119.75 per month

  • 8.65% lower than last month
  • 3.09% lower than April last year
  • 26.24% higher than the Wisconsin average
  • 6.21% higher than the US average
  • 744th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 22 since April last year
  • 22,404th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 672 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,101 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$140.15 per month

  • 0.23% lower than last month
  • 1.82% higher than April last year
  • 27.36% higher than the Wisconsin average
  • 2.99% higher than the US average
  • 744th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since April last year
  • 17,725th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 259 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,924 since April last year

Buffalo City, WI Electricity Overview

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Buffalo City averages a residential electricity rate of 15.83 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 6.65% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 1.84% lower than the US average of 16.12 cents. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Buffalo City is the 437th largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of 801.

Electricity consumption in Buffalo City creates 4,761,285.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 432nd largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 90th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 5,944.18 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 September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.164/kWh$0.130/kWh$174.90/mo.$104.82/mo.
126th15.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo City
744th$140.15Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED16.10113.421,851,532.37298,125,856
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED15.56163.54216,922.6633,754,178.84

Fountain City, WI Electricity Overview

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Fountain City averages a residential electricity rate of 15.84 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 6.55% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 1.73% lower than the US average of 16.12 cents. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Fountain City is the 440th largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of 788.

Electricity consumption in Fountain City creates 4,684,011.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 435th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 9th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 5,944.18 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 September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.164/kWh$0.130/kWh$171.95/mo.$103.49/mo.
140th15.84¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fountain City
729th$138.43Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED16.10113.421,851,532.37298,125,856
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED15.56163.54216,922.6633,754,178.84

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Alma, WI Electricity Overview

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Alma averages a residential electricity rate of 15.82 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 6.71% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 1.90% lower than the US average of 16.12 cents. Alma citizens consume 0.80% of the megawatt hours generated within the city and the excess 99.20% is exported or potentially stored. With a population of 743 citizens, the city is the 457th most populated city in the state.

Electricity consumption in Alma creates 9,782,870.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 296th 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 13,166.72 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 99.75% of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alma

Alma residential electric rates are highest in September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.164/kWh$0.130/kWh$176.38/mo.$105.48/mo.
125th15.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alma
745th$141.01Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED16.10113.421,851,532.37298,125,856
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED15.56163.54216,922.6633,754,178.84

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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 1,083,8241,221,037,395.991,126.6

Buffalo County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 175,301,666.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in Buffalo County because of electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 180th worst in the nation in pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Around 99.75% of electricity in Buffalo County comes from production using Coal. Buffalo County is home to one power generation plant.

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99.75%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.25%

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 3.72% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Buffalo County a rank of 689th best in the nation out of 3230.

Power Companies in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Providers In Each City in Buffalo County:

  • Alma, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 44.97%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 55.03%
  • Buffalo City, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 46.68%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 53.32%
  • Cochrane, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Fountain City, Wisconsin:
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 49.89%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.11%
  • 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
1Northern States Power Company25,733
2Riverland Energy Cooperative7,366

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.

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Published: 2024-07-04