Deer Lodge County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Electricity Overview

Non-renewable sources are used in the generation of 100.00% of the megawatt hours produced in Deer Lodge County, ranking it 2nd out of 56 counties in the state for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable sources.

Deer Lodge County is home to 9,380 residents and its power generation facilities generate 599,253 megawatt hours of electricity a year, for a production per capita average of 63.89 megawatt hours per capita.

Deer Lodge County consumers pay an average monthly residential electricity bill of $107.87, which is 0.39% lower than the Montana average bill of $108.3 and 26.94% lower than the nationwide average bill of $147.64.

Deer Lodge County is the 206th highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 63.89 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuel sources.

Natural gas makes up 99.34% of the electric production in Deer Lodge County, resulting in a ranking of 1st in Montana out of 56 counties for total natural gas production.

There was a 132.24% increase in the use of non-renewable electricity sources over the previous year in Deer Lodge County.


  • Total Consumption

    132,263 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.1 MWh


  • Total Production

    599,253 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    599,253 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    63.89 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    78,751,551 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,395.69 kg

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT Electricity Overview

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Anaconda-Deer Lodge County's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 10.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.39% less than the state's average price of 11.67 cents. This means the city is 98th out of 498 cities in Montana for best average electricity rate. Consumers in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County use 77.93% less megawatt hours than is produced in the city limits. There has been a 132.24% increase in the burning of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel sources in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County.

Electricity consumption in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County results in the release of 78,751,551.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 9th highest in Montana out of 498 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 3rd worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has one power plant within its borders. When considering electricity production, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County's top fuel is Natural Gas, making up 99.34% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
98th10.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
209th$107.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED13.53101.42,873,095388,778,295
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.62114.35192,82314,698,000

Zips with electric coverage in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana include: 59701, 59711, 59722, 59756, 59762

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Electricity Production in Deer Lodge County, Montana

Power Plants in Deer Lodge County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dave Gates Generating StationNorthWestern Energy DGGS (100.00%)
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County MT Natural Gas 599,253356,805,547.37595.42

Deer Lodge County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Deer Lodge County has the 2026th largest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity use of all counties in the country, emitting 78,751,551.05 kilograms. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 8,395.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Deer Lodge County is the 2nd highest polluting county in the state. Approximately 99.34% of Deer Lodge County's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Deer Lodge County has one electricity generation plant.

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Deer Lodge County providing electricity. Of those 2, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of Montana has commendable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Deer Lodge County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 12.61% of their energy lost per year. With a state average energy loss of 5.21%, Deer Lodge County is ranked as the 27th best county in Montana for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Deer Lodge County, Montana


How many power plants are within Deer Lodge County, Montana?

Deer Lodge County, Montana is home to one active electricity plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Deer Lodge County, Montana?

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

How many electric companies offer service in Deer Lodge County, Montana?

There are 2 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Deer Lodge County, Montana.

What electricity companies offer service in Deer Lodge County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1NorthWestern Energy2,530
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative477

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-08-22