Big Horn County, Montana Electric Profile

The usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has dropped by 14.40% in the county throughout the last year.

Big Horn County's ability to produce 780,391 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 7th highest hydroelectric energy producing county out of 56 counties in the state.

Big Horn County produces 3.7 megawatt hours of electricity per person with coal a year, which is 189th highest out of 3220 counties in the US.

Big Horn County is ranked as the 2223rd largest electricity consuming county out of 3220 counties in the United States with 183,570.84 megawatt hours being used by residents living there.

Big Horn County’s average residential electricity rate is 12.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.51% below the nationwide average rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

Big Horn County ranks 802nd in the United States out of 3220 counties for total natural gas generation, with 2,476 megawatt hours generated using the source.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    183,571 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.78 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    838,520 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    786,814 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    51,706 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    62.96 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    15,091,130 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,133.05 kg

Hardin, MT Electric Overview

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Hardin's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 183rd out of 364 cities in Montana. Production in the city from natural gas averaged 12.93 megawatt hours per resident, which is 2nd in the state out of 364 cities. Non-renewable fuel types are often used in electricity production in the city, leading to roughly 13.58 megawatt hours being generated from these fuel sources per capita each year.

There is one electricity producing plant in Hardin, which is the 2nd most plants in a city in the state and is the 9th highest amount of plants per citizen in the state. The city residents average 18,193.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. With total emissions of 69,279,023.7 kilograms, the city ranks 9th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. In Hardin, Coal is 95.21% of the fuel utilized for electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hardin

Hardin residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.116/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
183rd11.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hardin
209th$105.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hardin Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hardin, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Big Horn County Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.90121.9837,890.624,509,820.68
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.352,767,605332,157,962
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Crow Agency CDP, MT Electric Overview

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Crow Agency CDP's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 11.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.65% above the average Montana rate of 11.27 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $121.98 per month. Big Horn County Electric Cooperative has 10 residential customers, more than all other suppliers in the city.

Crow Agency CDP emits 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 85th worst polluting city out of 364 cities in the state. With total emissions of 12,292,822.22 kilograms, the city ranks 55th worst in Montana for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 27,703.08 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Crow Agency CDP

Crow Agency CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.117/kWh$123.70/mo.$121.98/mo.
177th11.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Crow Agency CDP
318th$121.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Crow Agency CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Crow Agency CDP, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Big Horn County Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.90121.9837,890.624,509,820.68
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Busby CDP, MT Electric Overview

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Busby CDP has an average residential electricity price of 12.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.82% more than the average Montana price of 11.27 cents and 8.85% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Busby CDP is the 129th largest city in the state, with a population of 647. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.24, while the Busby CDP average is 6.55% more at $128.12 per month.

Busby CDP is home to zero power producing plants. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. The city averages 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. A total of 3,956,943.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Busby CDP

Busby CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.123/kWh$0.121/kWh$128.71/mo.$128.06/mo.
231st12.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Busby CDP
329th$128.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Busby CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Busby CDP, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Big Horn County Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.90121.9837,890.624,509,820.68
Tongue River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.10159.7557,036.448,043,931.84
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Energy Production in Big Horn County, Montana

Power Plants in Big Horn County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Fort Smith CDP MT Conventional Hydroelectric 780,391
Hardin Generator ProjectHeorot Power Management (100.00%)
Hardin MT Coal 51,70668,933,686.021,333.19Yes
South Mills Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Big Horn County MT Solar 6,423

Big Horn County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Big Horn County is the 2664th worst ranked county in the country when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 15,091,130.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the county ranks 2748th highest in the United States in pollution per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,133.05 kilograms of emissions per capita. The county has 3 power plants within its borders. This is the 785th most power plants in a single county and the 383rd highest number of power plants per citizen, out of 3220 counties, in the United States. For the purpose of electricity production, Big Horn County's primary fuel source is Conventional Hydroelectric, accounting for 93.07%, or 780,391 megawatt hours of production in the county. Coal (5.87%) is also used for electricity generation, as well as Solar (0.77%).

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
93.07%
COAL
Coal
5.87%
SOLAR
Solar
0.77%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.30%

Big Horn County, Montana Net Metering

About 83.33% of the electricity providers in Big Horn County offer net metering to their consumers. Many net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Montana has commendable regulations for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Big Horn County averages out to about 5.82% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The nationwide average is 2.76%, meaning Big Horn County ranks 2484th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Big Horn County:

  • Hardin, Montana:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 33.33%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 33.33%
    • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Lodge Grass, Montana:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Big Horn County, Montana?

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Big Horn County, Montana?

The largest electricity provider in Big Horn County, Montana by total customer count is NorthWestern Energy.

How many electric companies offer service in Big Horn County, Montana?

There are 6 electricity providers operating in Big Horn County, Montana.

How many power plants are located in Big Horn County, Montana?

There are 3 electricity plants in Big Horn County, Montana

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-04