Summary of Electricity Activity in North Dakota

Summary of North Dakota Generation

North Dakota is ranked #34 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation. electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File43
Plants on File71
Total Generation3.70G MMBtu
Total Sales 2.58G kWh
Total Revenue $202.52M

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Overall National Rank

#34 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

45.2 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

381.6 M MMBtu

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Monthly Net Generation for North Dakota

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential480.59M kWh10.44 cents/kWh$50.16M
Commercial949.90M kWh7.38 cents/kWh$70.07M
Industrial1.15G kWh7.16 cents/kWh$82.29M
Transportation0 kWh0.00 cents/kWh$0
Total2.58G kWh7.85 cents/kWh$202.52M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in North Dakota

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#2Antelope ValleyBasin Electric Power CoopBeulah, North Dakota5.4 TWhJun 1984Mar 2024 Lignite Coal : 99.3% Natural Gas : 0.7%
#7Aurora Wind ProjectAurora Wind Project, LLCTioga, North Dakota1.0 TWhDec 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#24Baldwin Wind LLCBaldwin Wind LLCWilton, North Dakota460.4 GWhNov 2010Dec 2022 Wind
#11Bison 4 Wind Energy CenterALLETE, Inc.New Salem, North Dakota771.6 GWhDec 2014Dec 2022 Wind
#15Border Winds Wind FarmNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaRolla, North Dakota726.9 GWhJul 2015Dec 2022 Wind
#17Brady II Wind Energy CenterBrady Wind II, LLCDickinson, North Dakota668.1 GWhNov 2016Mar 2024 Wind
#13Brady Wind Energy CenterBrady Wind, LLCDickinson, North Dakota737.4 GWhOct 2016Dec 2022 Wind
#9Burke Wind, LLCBurke Wind LLCBowbells, North Dakota829.0 GWhNov 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#1Coal CreekRainbow Energy CenterUnderwood, North Dakota7.8 TWhMay 1979Mar 2024 Refined Coal : 99.9%
#12Courtenay Wind FarmNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaCourtenay, North Dakota764.8 GWhNov 2016Mar 2024 Wind
#5CoyoteOtter Tail Power CoBeulah, North Dakota2.8 TWhApr 1981Mar 2024 Lignite Coal : 99.8%
#8Emmons-Logan Wind, LLCEmmons-Logan Wind, LLCLinton, North Dakota929.6 GWhNov 2019Mar 2024 Wind
#19Foxtail Wind, LLCFoxtail Wind, LLCForbes, North Dakota618.7 GWhDec 2019Mar 2024 Wind
#16FPL Energy Ashtabula Wind LLCFPL Energy Ashtabula Wind LLCLuverne, North Dakota711.0 GWhNov 2008Dec 2022 Wind
#6GarrisonUSACE-OmahaRiverside, North Dakota2.0 TWhDec 1955Dec 2022 Water
#21Langdon Renewables, LLCFPL Energy Langdon Wind LLCLangdon, North Dakota567.0 GWhNov 2007Dec 2022 Wind
#4Leland OldsBasin Electric Power CoopStanton, North Dakota3.5 TWhDec 1965Mar 2024 Lignite Coal : 99.7%
#22Lindahl Wind Project, LLCEnel Green Power NA, Inc.Tioga, North Dakota555.7 GWhFeb 2017Mar 2024 Wind
#14Lonesome Creek StationBasin Electric Power CoopAlexander, North Dakota734.0 GWhOct 2013Dec 2022 Natural Gas
#20Merricourt Wind Energy CenterOtter Tail Power CoKulm, North Dakota613.4 GWhNov 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#3Milton R YoungMinnkota Power Coop, IncCenter, North Dakota4.9 TWhSep 1970Mar 2024 Lignite Coal : 99.2% Distillate Fuel Oil : 0.8%
#10Pioneer Generation StationBasin Electric Power CoopWilliston, North Dakota796.3 GWhAug 2013Dec 2022 Natural Gas
#23Rugby Wind Power ProjectAvangrid Renewables LLCBarton, North Dakota469.3 GWhNov 2009Dec 2022 Wind
#18Thunder Spirit Wind, LLCMontana-Dakota Utilities CoHettinger, North Dakota631.0 GWhNov 2015Dec 2022 Wind

Electricity Generation by North Dakota Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#16Adams County, ND1631.0 GWh0.0 Wh631.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#7Barnes County, ND31.1 TWh0.0 Wh1.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#24Bowman County, ND170.1 GWh0.0 Wh70.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#13Burke County, ND1829.0 GWh0.0 Wh829.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#12Burleigh County, ND3917.0 GWh0.0 Wh917.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#26Cass County, ND2116.0 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#10Cavalier County, ND3920.8 GWh0.0 Wh920.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#11Dickey County, ND2919.5 GWh0.0 Wh919.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#9Emmons County, ND1929.6 GWh0.0 Wh929.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#22LaMoure County, ND1156.0 GWh0.0 Wh156.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#20McHenry County, ND2427.8 GWh0.0 Wh427.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#17McIntosh County, ND2613.4 GWh0.0 Wh613.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#14McKenzie County, ND2734.0 GWh734.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#2McLean County, ND27.8 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#1Mercer County, ND613.7 TWh37.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4Morton County, ND103.1 TWh41.0 GWh3.0 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#3Oliver County, ND35.3 TWh0.0 Wh443.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#25Pembina County, ND356.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#19Pierce County, ND1469.3 GWh0.0 Wh469.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Rolette County, ND1726.9 GWh0.0 Wh726.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Stark County, ND21.4 TWh0.0 Wh1.4 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#18Steele County, ND2608.8 GWh0.0 Wh608.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#8Stutsman County, ND3936.4 GWh123.0 GWh764.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#23Traill County, ND2102.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#21Ward County, ND2376.9 GWh0.0 Wh376.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#5Williams County, ND62.4 TWh796.3 GWh1.6 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in North Dakota

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#29Colorado62.6 TWh316
#44Idaho18.0 TWh190
#5Illinois198.5 TWh470
#17Indiana99.7 TWh260
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#28Kansas63.4 TWh193
#11Michigan130.1 TWh357
#30Minnesota59.7 TWh862
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#40Montana30.0 TWh95
#36Nebraska42.5 TWh145
#33Nevada46.0 TWh145
#37New Mexico42.2 TWh175
#18Oklahoma97.7 TWh157
#42South Dakota19.3 TWh59
#39Utah33.8 TWh173
#14Washington110.1 TWh180
#25Wisconsin68.4 TWh284
#32Wyoming46.6 TWh88

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024