Broadwater County, Montana Electric Profile

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Broadwater County is 18th out of 56 counties in the state for renewable electricity generation per capita, at 8.4 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Broadwater County experienced a 6.32% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the last year.

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Broadwater County creates 100.00% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 52,394 megawatt hours per year.

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in Broadwater County is NorthWestern Energy.

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At an average residential rate of 8.87 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Broadwater County benefit from a 34.02% discount from the nationwide average rate.

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Broadwater County is home to 6,237 people and its power generation facilities generate 52,394 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a generation per capita average of 8.4 megawatt hours per capita per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    85,962 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.78 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    52,394 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    52,394 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.4 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    14,895,404 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,388.23 kg

Townsend, MT Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Townsend home purchase electricity for, on average, 7.79 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 30.83% less than the average state rate of 11.27 cents. With 2 residential customers, Vigilante Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city.

Townsend has zero electricity producing plants. The consumption of electricity in the city accounts for 12,867,710.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 51st highest in Montana out of 364 cities. Averaging 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 85th highest in Montana for pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Townsend

Townsend residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.085/kWh$0.078/kWh$117.64/mo.$88.72/mo.
27th7.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Townsend
285th$117.64Average residential monthly electricity bill for Townsend Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Townsend, Montana

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Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79117.64No DataIcon representing missing value.187,92514,645,000

Wheatland CDP, MT Electric Overview

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Wheatland CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 9.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.87% below the average Montana price of 11.27 cents and 26.18% below the national average of 13.45 cents. NorthWestern Energy sells 8,857.32 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than any other vendor. With a population of 545 citizens, the city is the 147th largest city in Montana.

The consumption of electricity in Wheatland CDP accounts for 3,333,128.41 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is the 143rd highest in the state out of 364 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 85th highest polluting city in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. The city does not generate any electricity in its city limits, which means it is tied for last in the state for the total amount of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wheatland CDP

Wheatland CDP 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.
106th9.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wheatland CDP
146th$103.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wheatland CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wheatland CDP, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79117.64No DataIcon representing missing value.187,92514,645,000

The Silos CDP, MT Electric Overview

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The Silos CDP's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 7.79 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily for their citizens, 42.06% lower than the average national electricity only service rate of 13.45 cents. The Silos CDP is the 152nd largest city in the state, with a population of 507. Vigilante Electric Cooperative sells 116.77 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other providers.

The use of electricity in The Silos CDP accounts for 3,100,726.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 148th highest in Montana out of 364 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which is 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks The Silos CDP as the 324th highest polluting city in Montana. The electricity sold in The Silos CDP has to be brought in from neighboring cities or rural areas, because there are no power production sources in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in The Silos CDP

The Silos CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.085/kWh$0.078/kWh$117.64/mo.$88.72/mo.
27th7.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of The Silos CDP
285th$117.64Average residential monthly electricity bill for The Silos CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in The Silos CDP, Montana

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Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79117.64No DataIcon representing missing value.187,92514,645,000

Energy Production in Broadwater County, Montana

Power Plants in Broadwater County, Montana

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Broadwater County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Broadwater County is home to one electricity generation plant, which is the 16th highest number of power plants within a county in Montana and the 17th highest rate of plants per person out of the state's 3220 counties. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 14,895,403.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is 2666th highest in the country out of 3220 counties. This total results in 2,388.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which ranks the county 2480th worst in the country for emissions per capita from electricity use. Broadwater County's primary fuel source used for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. The county produces 100.00% of the total production in the county from this fuel type.

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Broadwater County, Montana Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Broadwater County providing electricity. Of those 2, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Regulations put in place at the state level are commendable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

In Broadwater County one company reports energy loss, NorthWestern Energy. They average an annual energy loss of 7.57%. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Broadwater County a rank of 2769th best in the US out of 3220.

Power Companies in Broadwater County, Montana

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Broadwater County, Montana?

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1NorthWestern Energy4,289
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative1,298

How many electric companies offer service in Broadwater County, Montana?

Broadwater County, Montana is home to 2 electricity companies operating in the area.

How many power plants are located in Broadwater County, Montana?

Broadwater County, Montana has one active power plant generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Broadwater County, Montana?

The largest electricity company in Broadwater County, Montana by total customer count is NorthWestern Energy.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16