Carbon County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Carbon County, Montana Electricity Overview

Wind turbines in Carbon County generate 723,047 megawatt hours of electricity.

The average monthly residential electric expense in Carbon County is 3.20% lower than the state average and 22.97% lower than the US average.

Carbon County consumes only 20.10% of the electricity produced in the county, meaning they can store or export the surplus 79.90%.

Carbon County has achieved a 2026.03% increase in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation during the past year.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Carbon County is 12.44 cents. This is around 11.12% less than the nationwide average price of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Carbon County is home to 10,473 residents and its power generating plants produce 725,828 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a production per capita average of 69.3 megawatt hours per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    145,926 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    725,828 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    725,828 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    69.3 MWh

Red Lodge, MT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.58 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Red Lodge, which is 12.39% higher than the average state price of 11.19 cents and 10.11% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Customers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $97.53. This is 21.26% lower than the national average bill of $123.86. With an estimated 9 residential customers, NorthWestern Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

The inhabitants of Red Lodge have to get their power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating facilities within the city. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 14,916,272.28 kilograms, which is 47th highest amount in the state out of 498 cities. Averaging 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 54th highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Red Lodge

Red Lodge 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.
342nd12.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Red Lodge
131st$97.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Red Lodge Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Red Lodge, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Beartooth Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.11106.8252,449.56,874,546.23
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

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Bridger, MT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.58 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Bridger, which is 12.39% higher than the average state price of 11.19 cents and 10.11% below the national average of 13.99 cents. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $97.53 per month, while the US average is $123.86. With a population of 662 citizens, the city is the 132nd most populous city in Montana.

The inhabitants of Bridger have to get their power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating facilities within the city. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 4,375,087.4 kilograms, which is 131st highest amount in the state out of 498 cities. Averaging 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 329th highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bridger

Bridger 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.
342nd12.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bridger
131st$97.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bridger Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bridger, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Beartooth Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.11106.8252,449.56,874,546.23
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Joliet, MT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.58 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Joliet, which is 12.39% higher than the average state price of 11.19 cents and 10.11% below the national average of 13.99 cents. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $97.53 per month, while the US average is $123.86. With a population of 577 citizens, the city is the 143rd most populous city in Montana.

The inhabitants of Joliet have to get their power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating facilities within the city. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 3,813,331.46 kilograms, which is 142nd highest amount in the state out of 498 cities. Averaging 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 54th highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Joliet

Joliet 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.
342nd12.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Joliet
131st$97.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Joliet Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Joliet, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Beartooth Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.11106.8252,449.56,874,546.23
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Electricity Production in Carbon County, Montana

Power Plants in Carbon County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Pryor Mountain WindPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Carbon County MT Wind 723,047
South Dry Creek HydroHydrodynamics Inc (100.00%)
Carbon County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 2,781

Carbon County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Carbon County has 2 electricity generation plants, which is 979th most in the United States. For every resident in the county there are 0 kilograms of CO2 pollution from electricity use. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity use of 0 kilograms. Carbon County's fuel of choice is Wind, with 99.62% of electricity production using this fuel type.

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99.62%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.38%

Carbon County, Montana Net Metering

Out of the 3 providers in Carbon County, 3 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, Montana has commendable net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Carbon 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. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Carbon County is ranked as the 2406th best county in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Carbon County:

  • Bearcreek, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Beartooth Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Bridger, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Beartooth Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Fromberg, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Beartooth Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Joliet, Montana:
    • Beartooth Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
  • Red Lodge, Montana:
    • Beartooth Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 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 supplier in Carbon County, Montana?

By total megawatt hours sold, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Carbon County, Montana.

Which electricity companies offer service in Carbon County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1NorthWestern Energy6,787
2Beartooth Electric Cooperative2,512
3Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative320

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

Carbon County, Montana is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are within Carbon County, Montana?

Carbon County, Montana has 2 power plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-27