La Crosse County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

La Crosse County generates 0.4 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes La Crosse County the 36th highest ranking county out of 72 counties for renewable generation per capita in the state.

With total generation of 65,492 megawatt hours, La Crosse County is the 1419th highest generator of electricity in the United States out of 3220 counties.

La Crosse County ranks 21st in Wisconsin out of 72 counties for total generation of electricity from non-renewable energy sources, with 18,619.17 of the county’s 65,492 megawatt hours coming from those sources.

Emitting 839,722,581.3 kilograms of CO2 gases, La Crosse County has the 409th highest pollution level from electricity use out of 3220 counties in the United States.

La Crosse County uses non-renewable fuel sources to produce 0.16 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 909th highest county in the United States for non-renewable production per capita.

While a majority of counties work to decrease non-renewable fuel types, La Crosse County’s usage of non-renewable fuels in their power facilities has increased by 32.36% during the past 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,385,096 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.74 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    65,492 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    46,873 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    18,619 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.55 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    839,722,581 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,115.33 kg

La Crosse, WI Electric Overview

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La Crosse has an average residential electricity rate of 13.10 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.54% less than the state's average rate of 14.65 cents. This makes the city 390th out of 782 cities in Wisconsin for best average electricity rate. Northern States Power Company has 228 total residential customers, which is more than all other electricity suppliers in the city. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $99.77 per month.

Emitting 412,876,434.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, La Crosse is the 10th highest out of 782 cities in Wisconsin for total pollution from electricity use. The city also ranks 8th worst in the state in emissions per capita, averaging 7,991.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per resident. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two metrics. Wood/Wood Waste Solids makes up 49.89% of the fuel types used for electricity production in La Crosse. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 23.99% and 19.63%, respectively. There is one power producing plant in La Crosse, which is the 25th most plants in a city in the state and is the 80th highest amount of plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in La Crosse

La Crosse 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.
390th13.10¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of La Crosse
495th$99.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for La Crosse Residents

Electric Companies With Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bangor Municipal UtilityBUNDLED11.9678.9911,965.431,431,345.02
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.7461,0911,924,461262,041,567
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400
Vernon Electric CooperativeBUNDLED15.26143.22121,183.9918,494,402.78

Zips with electric coverage in La Crosse, Wisconsin include: 54601, 54650, 54603

Onalaska, WI Electric Overview

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Onalaska's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.28 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.29% below Wisconsin's average price of 14.65 cents and 1.24% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Onalaska produces 2.01% of the electricity used in the city and must purchase power from plants outside of their city limits or rural area power generation facilities. Riverland Energy Cooperative has 111 residential customers, which is more than all other vendors who operate in the city.

Electricity use in Onalaska creates 120,212,107.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 44th most of any city in Wisconsin. Averaging 6,441.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 22nd highest in Wisconsin for emissions per capita. The top fuel type used in Onalaska is Landfill Gas, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Onalaska is home to one electricity producing plant, which is 25th most in Wisconsin and 69th most when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Onalaska

Onalaska 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.
402nd13.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Onalaska
680th$111.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Onalaska Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Onalaska, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bangor Municipal UtilityBUNDLED11.9678.9911,965.431,431,345.02
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.741,924,461262,041,567
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400

Zips with electric coverage in Onalaska, Wisconsin include: 54601, 54650, 54603

Holmen, WI Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour for Holmen, which is 9.17% less than Wisconsin's average price of 14.65 cents. This means the city is 403rd out of 782 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Selling 1,662.69 megawatt hours, Northern States Power Company is the largest provider in the city.

Holmen 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 63,361,261.28 kilograms, which is 89th 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 27th highest city in Wisconsin in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Holmen

Holmen 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.
403rd13.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Holmen
681st$112.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Holmen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Holmen, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bangor Municipal UtilityBUNDLED11.9678.9911,965.431,431,345.02
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.741,924,461262,041,567
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400

Energy Production in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
La Crosse WI Wood/Wood Waste Solids 61,091114,133,348.121,868.25Yes12/2023
Onalaska Campus Landfill BiogasGundersen Lutheran Biogas I LLC (100.00%)
Onalaska WI Landfill Gas 4,4012,626,514.94596.8

La Crosse County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

La Crosse County's top fuel type utilized for electricity production is Wood/Wood Waste Solids. They generate 30,478.26 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste are the second and third most used fuel types for electricity generation. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 22.38% of electricity generation and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 18.31% of total generation in the county. Emissions in the county average 7,115.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, making them the 8th highest polluting county out of 72 counties in the state based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 839,722,581.3 kilograms, which is the 409th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in the country. La Crosse County isp home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is 28th highest in Wisconsin and 48th most when considering power plants per citizen.

WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
46.54%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
22.38%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
18.31%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
6.72%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
5.73%
OTHER
Other
0.32%

La Crosse County, Wisconsin Net Metering

Of the 5 electricity suppliers in La Crosse County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. Some net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Wisconsin has restricted laws and regulations for consumers interested in purchasing personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The one company in La Crosse County who reports energy loss metrics reported an annual loss of 3.81%. The United States average is 2.76%, meaning La Crosse County ranks 970th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in La Crosse County:

  • Bangor, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 50.00%
  • Holmen, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 33.33%
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 42.20%
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 7.64%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 7.98%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 42.18%
  • Onalaska, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.92%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 32.16%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 33.92%
  • Rockland, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 47.56%
    • Cashton, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 4.88%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 47.56%
  • West Salem, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 46.51%
    • Riverland Energy Cooperative: 6.99%
    • Bangor Municipal Utility: 46.51%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in La Crosse County, Wisconsin?

There are 5 electricity companies offering service in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity company in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

How many power plants are located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin?

There are 2 active electricity plants in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

What electricity companies offer service in La Crosse County, Wisconsin?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-02