Polk County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

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Polk County is ranked as the 1198th largest electricity consuming county out of 3220 counties in the nation with 513,859.81 megawatt hours being consumed by residents for their electricity needs.

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Polk County residents are accountable for 4,768.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, while the statewide average pollution per person is 6,341.64.

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Emitting 208,787,165.58 kilograms of CO2 gases, Polk County has the 40th worst pollution level from electricity use of any county in the the state.

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At an average residential rate of 14.07 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, customers in Polk County pay a 4.61% markup from the US average rate.

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Polk County is the 23 highest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 72 counties in the state, with a population of 43,783 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 132,767.

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Renewable electricity fuel types account for 100.08%, or 132,879 megawatt hours, of Polk County’s total energy production, giving the county a ranking of 832nd in the US for total megawatt hours from renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    513,860 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.74 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    132,767 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    132,879 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -112 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.03 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    208,787,166 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,768.68 kg

Amery, WI Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Amery are paying an average residential electricity price of 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.54% lower than the average Wisconsin rate of 14.65 cents, a welcome state of affairs for consumers living in the city. Northern States Power Company sells 975.06 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than any other electricity provider.

Amery is the 213th worst ranked city in Wisconsin out of 782 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 18,126,181.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 6,430 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Amery

Amery residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.125/kWh$122.76/mo.$73.86/mo.
618th14.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Amery
510th$101.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Amery Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Amery, Wisconsin

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Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74No DataIcon representing missing value.1,924,461262,041,567
Northwestern Wisconsin ElectricBUNDLED14.0284.69No DataIcon representing missing value.88,29512,376,691
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.75119.16No DataIcon representing missing value.187,74527,686,200

Osceola, WI Electric Overview

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On average, Osceola's residents pay a residential electricity rate of 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.54% lower than the average state price of 14.65 cents and 5.03% higher than the national average of 13.45 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern States Power Company.

Releasing 16,145,740.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Osceola is the 233rd worst out of 782 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity use. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 6,430 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 207th highest polluting city in Wisconsin for CO2 pollution per capita. In the city, there are not power producing plants so the residents have to rely on power produced outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Osceola

Osceola residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.125/kWh$122.76/mo.$73.86/mo.
625th14.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Osceola
516th$101.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Osceola Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Osceola, Wisconsin

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Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74No DataIcon representing missing value.1,924,461262,041,567
Northwestern Wisconsin ElectricBUNDLED14.0284.69No DataIcon representing missing value.88,29512,376,691
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.75119.16No DataIcon representing missing value.187,74527,686,200

St. Croix Falls, WI Electric Overview

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St. Croix Falls has an average residential electricity rate of 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.55% lower than the state's average rate of 14.65 cents. Residents of St. Croix Falls use 17.46% of the megawatt hours generated in the city limits and the excess 82.54% is exported or potentially stored. Northern States Power Company is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

The consumption of electricity in St. Croix Falls accounts for 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 763rd highest in Wisconsin out of 782 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 763rd highest polluting city in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. There is one power plant in the city, which is the 25th highest number of power plants in a city in Wisconsin and equates to the 35th highest amount of plants per resident in the state. In St. Croix Falls, Conventional Hydroelectric is 100.00% of the fuel used in electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. Croix Falls

St. Croix Falls residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.125/kWh$122.77/mo.$73.86/mo.
617th14.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Croix Falls
507th$101.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Croix Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

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Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.62101.74130,6221,924,461262,041,567
Northwestern Wisconsin ElectricBUNDLED14.0284.69No DataIcon representing missing value.88,29512,376,691
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.75119.16No DataIcon representing missing value.187,74527,686,200

Energy Production in Polk County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Polk County, Wisconsin

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St. Croix Falls WI Conventional Hydroelectric 130,622No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.12/2027
Sand Lake DPC SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W1 LLC (100.00%)
Centuria WI Solar 2,257No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Frederic WI Distillate Fuel Oil -112444.5-3.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Polk County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Polk County results in the release of 208,787,165.58 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 1180th highest in the country out of 3220 counties. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 4,768.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Polk County is the 58th highest polluting county in Wisconsin. The county is home to 3 electricity plants, which is the 19th highest number of plants within a county in Wisconsin and the 19th highest rate of plants per citizen out of the state's 3220 counties.

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98.38%
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1.70%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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-0.08%

Polk County, Wisconsin Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electricity providers in Polk County offer net metering to their consumers. Many net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Wisconsin has heavily restricted laws for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Polk County that report energy loss, including Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, Northwestern Wisconsin Electric, and Barron Electric Cooperative. Combined, these 3 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 6.69% of electricity generated. The national average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 2.31%, resulting in a rank of 2710th best in the nation and a state rank of 62nd best out of 3220 and 72 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Polk County:

  • Amery, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Balsam Lake, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Centuria, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Clayton, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.35%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.30%
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 33.35%
  • Clear Lake, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
    • Barron Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Dresser, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Frederic, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Luck, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Milltown, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.33%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.33%
  • Osceola, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.31%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.38%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.31%
  • St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 33.39%
    • Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative: 33.27%
    • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric: 33.34%
  • Star Prairie, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 20.01%
    • WPPI Energy: 19.99%
    • St Croix Electric Cooperative: 20.01%
    • River Falls Municipal Utilities: 19.99%
    • New Richmond Utilities: 19.99%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Polk County, Wisconsin?

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

Which electricity companies offer service in Polk County, Wisconsin?

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1Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative13,313
2Northern States Power Company9,433
3Northwestern Wisconsin Electric7,251
4Barron Electric Cooperative682
5St Croix Electric Cooperative305

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

By total customer count, Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in Polk County, Wisconsin.

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

Polk County, Wisconsin has 5 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16