Custer County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Custer County, Montana Electricity Overview

Custer County residents are responsible for 7,001.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the statewide average emissions per person is 4,186.02.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in Custer County is Montana Dakota Utilities.

Custer County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 15.39% below the United States average, at 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 15.72 cents.

During the past year, Custer County saw a 4.60% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

Custer County is ranked as the 17th largest consuming county out of 56 counties in Montana with 168,754.93 megawatt hours being consumed by customers who live there.

With a population of 11,968 residents, Custer County is the 17th largest county in Montana and the 2354th largest in the nation.


  • Total Consumption

    168,755 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.1 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    83,788,183 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,001.02 kg

Miles City, MT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour for Miles City. This is 10.61% higher than Montana's average price of 11.67 cents. Citizens of Miles City use 86.19% less electricity than is generated in the city. NorthWestern Energy has an estimated 10 total residential customers, which is more than all other electricity providers in the city.

Miles City is the 455th highest ranked city in the state out of 498 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 455th worst in Montana for emissions per capita from electricity use. Wind makes up 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Miles City. Miles City has one electricity generation plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Miles City

Miles City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.097/kWh$134.77/mo.$54.63/mo.
226th12.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Miles City
466th$119.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Miles City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Miles City, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Montana Dakota UtilitiesBUNDLED11.2193.46196,54822,036,000
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED13.53101.42,873,095388,778,295
Tongue River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.08161.9458,460.798,231,685.65

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Custer County, Montana Details

Custer County, Montana Net Metering

Custer County has 5 out of 6 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Montana has decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Custer County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 12.61% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average is 2.45%, meaning Custer County ranks 2967th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.


Which electricity company is the largest provider in Custer County, Montana?

The largest electricity supplier in Custer County, Montana by total customer count is NorthWestern Energy.

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

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

What electricity companies offer service in Custer County, Montana?

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2023-09-26