Utility Companies in Renville County, Minnesota

Find Renville County, Minnesota utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

There are 4 Utility Companies in Renville County, Minnesota, serving a population of 14,798 people in an area of 983 square miles. There is 1 Utilities per 3,699 people, and 1 Utilities per 245 square miles.

In Minnesota, Renville County is ranked 10th of 87 counties in Utility Companies per capita, and 34th in Utility Companies per square mile.

Fairfax City Utilities Office 112 1st Street Southeast Fairfax, MN

Renville-Sibley Co-Op Power 103 Oak Street Danube, MN

Xcel Energy Minnesota 19 Franklin, MN

Xcel Energy 815 East Lincoln Avenue Olivia, MN

About Renville County Utilities

Renville County Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Renville County, MN. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Renville County Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Renville County.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Renville County Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Renville County, Minnesota may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Renville County Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Renville County, Minnesota

In Minnesota, Utilities are regulated by the Renville County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Renville County consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Renville County Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Renville County Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Renville County Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Renville County, MN. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Renville County electric power company. However, the electricity in the Renville County electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Renville County provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Renville County Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Renville County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Renville County Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.