Big Horn County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Big Horn County, Montana Electricity Overview

Renewable electricity sources account for 51.84%, or 518,555 megawatt hours, of Big Horn County's total energy generation, giving the county a ranking of 393rd in the United States for total megawatt hours from renewable sources.

Big Horn County produces 512,187 megawatt hours from hydroelectric plants in the last year, which gives them a rank of 97th highest out of 3221 counties in the US for total hydroelectric generation.

With 478,781.35 megawatt hours generated from coal, Big Horn County is 181st out of 3221 counties in the United States for coal power electricity production.

Big Horn County is the 3rd highest county in Montana for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 36.7 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable sources.

Residents of Big Horn County are paying, on average, 13.15% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average, at 12.15 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Emitting 113,509,146.66 kilograms of CO2 gases, Big Horn County has the 1693rd highest pollution level due to electricity use of any county in the nation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    182,864 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,000,229 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    518,555 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    481,674 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    76.21 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    113,509,147 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,648.97 kg

Hardin, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Hardin are billed a residential electricity rate of 11.97 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is above the Montana average rate of 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour, it is less than the United States average of 13.99 cents. There has been a 831.56% rise in usage of non-renewable fuel types in Hardin over the previous 12 months. There are approximately 125.4 megawatt hours per resident produced from the use of coal in Hardin.

For every citizen in the city there are 17,725.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city worst in the state out of 498 cities for pollution per capita. Total emissions in the city are 67,677,265.85 kilograms, which is the 11th highest total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The top fuel source used in Hardin is Coal, making up 98.10% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Solar and Natural Gas make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 6,368 megawatt hours (1.30%) and 2,892.65 megawatt hours (0.59%), respectively. Hardin is home to 2 electricity plants, which is the most plants within a city in Montana.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hardin

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
239th11.97¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hardin
380th$105.11Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

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Crow Agency CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Crow Agency CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 11.97 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is above the Montana average rate of 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour, it is less than the United States average of 13.99 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

For every citizen in the city there are 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 54th worst in the state out of 498 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 10,950,936.28 kilograms. The residents of Crow Agency CDP have to use power from outside city limits because they don't have any electricity facilities within the city boundaries.

Average 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
239th11.97¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Crow Agency CDP
380th$105.11Average 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
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Busby CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Busby CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 12.15 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is above the Montana average rate of 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour, it is less than the United States average of 13.99 cents. Selling an estimated 756.62 megawatt hours, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city. With a population of 719 residents, the city is the 126th largest city by population in Montana.

For every citizen in the city there are 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 54th worst in the state out of 498 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 4,751,794.32 kilograms. The residents of Busby CDP have to use power from outside city limits because they don't have any electricity facilities within the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Busby CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
302nd12.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Busby CDP
393rd$108.18Average 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
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Tongue River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.10159.7557,036.448,043,931.84

Electricity 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
Big Horn County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 512,187
Hardin Generator ProjectHeorot Power Management (100.00%)
Hardin MT Coal 481,674620,872,166.281,288.99
South Mills Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Hardin MT Solar 6,368

Big Horn County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every citizen in the county there are 8,648.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 113,509,146.66 kilograms, which is the 10th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in Montana. Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 51.21% of the fuel used for electricity generation in Big Horn County. Coal and Solar make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 47.87% and 0.64% of total electricity generation, respectively. Big Horn County is home to 3 electricity generation plants, which is the 5th highest number of plants within a county in Montana.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
51.21%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
47.87%
SOLAR
Solar
0.64%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.29%

Big Horn County, Montana Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Big Horn County include NorthWestern Energy, Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, and Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Big Horn County who report energy loss statistics had an average of 5.82% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Big Horn County a rank of 2406th best in the country out of 3221.

Providers In Each City in Big Horn County:

  • Hardin, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Lodge Grass, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 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 company is the largest provider in Big Horn County, Montana?

By total revenue, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity company in Big Horn County, Montana.

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

Big Horn County, Montana is home to 3 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Big Horn County, Montana has 6 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

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

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-24