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Electricity In Montana
- Total Consumption14,476,589 MWh / 13.54 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions6,767,418,528 kg
- Total Production23,345,319 MWh / 21.84 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Montana
Montana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Energy Profile of Montana
Montana's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average electricity rate in Montana in 2021 is 11.33 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.01% lower than the national average of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a few provider options to choose from when shopping for their electricity. Montana has accomplished a 5.44% rise in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production in the past year. The state is the 43rd highest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling over 14,400,000 megawatt hours. Electricity providers operating in the state increased their production of electricity from wind turbines by 10.45%. The state has total emissions of 6,331.92 kilograms per person of carbon dioxide equivalent gases, which ranks it the 15th worst polluting state per capita.
Electricity Providers in Montana
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Flathead Electric Cooperative||9.55||111.42||809,461||77,276,000||11,994||1,345,502,929.48|
|Mission Valley Power||6.89||92.6||245,000||16,880,510||181,116,912.24|
|Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative||12.46||119.64||222,135||27,667,553||136,871,501.34|
|Montana Dakota Utilities||10.90||83.53||181,803||19,815,000||302,208||806,222,064.09|
|Missoula Electric Coop||9.96||106.28||176,999||17,636,315||114,441,665.94|
|Vigilante Electric Cooperative||8.37||95.04||118,782||9,938,000||81,740,040.19|
|Lincoln Electric Cooperative||10.19||135.4||85,350||8,693,000||56,296,872.04|
|Park Electric Coop||9.53||112.74||81,419||7,757,400||84,248,501.8|
|Glacier Electric Coop||10.03||103.23||73,649||7,385,700||81,719,471.36|
Power Plants in Montana
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
ColstripAvista Utilities (14.97%)Portland General Electric (19.96%)Puget Sound Energy (24.95%)NorthWestern Energy (12.34%)Talen Montana LLC (17.60%)PacifiCorp (9.98%)
LibbyUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Noxon RapidsAvista Utilities (100.00%)
Fort PeckUSACE-Omaha (100.00%)
Selis Ksanka QlispeEnergy Keepers Inc (100.00%)
Hungry HorseUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
YellowtailUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
NaturEner Rim Rock EnergyNaturEner Rim Rock Energy LLC (100.00%)
Judith Gap Wind Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
Thompson FallsNorthWestern Energy (100.00%)
Montana ranks 49th in the US for natural gas generation, with 337,721.67 megawatt hours generated using the fuel type.
When measuring carbon dioxide emissions per capita, Montana experienced a 28.31% decrease over the course of the last 12 months.
Montana is the 6th highest generator of megawatt hours per capita, with a population of 1,068,778 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 23,345,318.63.
As the 32nd highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Montana produces 9.07 megawatt hours per person a year.
Citizens of Montana are faced with an average of 1.8 power outages each year, with outages lasting on average 274.4 minutes.
Flathead Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the state of Montana when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Beaverhead County||9,453||7 providers||10.17||$92.24/mo|
|Big Horn County||13,319||11 providers||3||12.50||$108.93/mo|
|Blaine County||6,681||5 providers||12.75||$109.44/mo|
|Broadwater County||6,237||3 providers||1||10.20||$91.06/mo|
|Carbon County||10,725||8 providers||1||12.59||$102.68/mo|
|Carter County||1,252||10 providers||12.51||$107.44/mo|
|Cascade County||81,366||5 providers||7||13.40||$110.25/mo|
|Chouteau County||5,635||6 providers||13.26||$108.42/mo|
|Custer County||11,402||7 providers||1||13.02||$122.85/mo|
|Daniels County||1,690||3 providers||10.89||$143.06/mo|
|Dawson County||8,613||10 providers||1||11.84||$110.96/mo|
|Deer Lodge County||9,140||3 providers||1||10.66||$90.35/mo|
|Fallon County||2,846||9 providers||1||12.25||$96.20/mo|
|Fergus County||11,050||5 providers||13.78||$112.62/mo|
|Flathead County||103,806||9 providers||4||9.67||$118.04/mo|
|Gallatin County||114,434||6 providers||10.60||$99.05/mo|
|Garfield County||1,258||10 providers||13.05||$123.49/mo|
|Glacier County||13,753||6 providers||10.46||$98.44/mo|
|Golden Valley County||821||4 providers||1||13.59||$109.72/mo|
|Granite County||3,379||4 providers||1||10.44||$96.30/mo|
|Hill County||16,484||5 providers||13.07||$103.20/mo|
|Jefferson County||12,221||3 providers||10.21||$91.06/mo|
|Judith Basin County||2,007||5 providers||13.71||$111.55/mo|
|Lake County||30,458||5 providers||1||8.51||$100.36/mo|
|Lewis and Clark County||69,432||5 providers||4||10.33||$91.79/mo|
|Liberty County||2,337||7 providers||1||11.75||$100.41/mo|
|Lincoln County||19,980||8 providers||1||10.46||$114.96/mo|
|Madison County||8,600||3 providers||1||10.36||$92.41/mo|
|McCone County||1,664||7 providers||1||11.71||$121.74/mo|
|Meagher County||1,862||5 providers||1||11.71||$104.88/mo|
|Mineral County||4,397||6 providers||10.63||$100.14/mo|
|Missoula County||119,600||4 providers||10.27||$98.20/mo|
|Musselshell County||4,633||7 providers||13.37||$115.55/mo|
|Park County||16,606||8 providers||10.79||$99.91/mo|
|Petroleum County||487||7 providers||13.44||$117.21/mo|
|Phillips County||3,954||7 providers||13.17||$121.89/mo|
|Pondera County||5,911||6 providers||11.39||$100.36/mo|
|Powder River County||1,682||9 providers||13.05||$123.32/mo|
|Powell County||6,890||4 providers||10.73||$92.63/mo|
|Prairie County||1,077||8 providers||11.94||$111.36/mo|
|Ravalli County||43,806||4 providers||10.82||$103.91/mo|
|Richland County||10,803||13 providers||2||10.15||$105.69/mo|
|Roosevelt County||11,004||11 providers||3||10.98||$118.88/mo|
|Rosebud County||8,937||11 providers||2||12.96||$123.66/mo|
|Sanders County||12,113||7 providers||2||10.18||$106.48/mo|
|Sheridan County||3,309||7 providers||9.57||$106.87/mo|
|Silver Bow County||34,915||2 providers||1||10.20||$91.06/mo|
|Stillwater County||9,642||6 providers||1||12.50||$103.47/mo|
|Sweet Grass County||3,737||4 providers||1||12.29||$108.26/mo|
|Teton County||6,147||5 providers||3||12.04||$101.24/mo|
|Toole County||4,736||6 providers||1||10.65||$103.17/mo|
|Treasure County||696||6 providers||13.28||$136.80/mo|
|Valley County||7,396||8 providers||12.22||$121.97/mo|
|Wheatland County||2,126||3 providers||3||13.41||$110.70/mo|
|Wibaux County||969||8 providers||11.25||$108.39/mo|
|Yellowstone County||161,300||7 providers||4||12.29||$106.65/mo|
The state of Montana’s primary fuel source consumed for electricity production is Conventional Hydroelectric. They produce 10,648,634.51 megawatt hours, or 45.61% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. When combined with Coal (37.04%) and Wind (12.61%), these three fuel types make up 22,237,785 megawatt hours (or 95.26%) state's electricity production. The state has the 42nd highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity production of all of the states in the US, emitting 6,767,418,527.58 kilograms per year. Additionally, the state ranks 15th highest in the country for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 6,331.92 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Montana has 63 power generation plants, which is the 41st highest number of power plants in a state and the 13th highest number of plants per citizen in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Montana
Where does Montana get its electricity?
The main fuel used for electricity production in Montana is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 45.61% of the fuel used in the state.
What is the average electric bill in Montana?
The average electricity bill in Montana in 2021 is $97 while the countrywide average is $120.
How much does electricity cost in Montana?
The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 11.33 cents in Montana in 2021.