Deer Lodge County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Electricity Overview

Deer Lodge County is 379th in the country out of 3221 counties for total natural gas production, with 269,258.39 megawatt hours generated using the fuel source.

The largest electricity provider in Deer Lodge County by megawatt hours sold is NorthWestern Energy.

Deer Lodge County generates 105.21% additional megawatt hours than the county consumes, leading to the need to export the excess.

Deer Lodge County's average residential electricity rate is 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 29.10% less than the nationwide average rate of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Deer Lodge County is home to 9,421 citizens and its power plants produce 269,378 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 28.59 megawatt hours per capita per year.

Deer Lodge County is ranked as the 2523rd largest electricity consuming county out of 3221 counties in the United States with over 100,000 megawatt hours being consumed by residents living there.


  • Total Consumption

    131,268 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh


  • Total Production

    269,378 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    269,378 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    28.59 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    85,644,079 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    9,090.76 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 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.35% less than the state's average price of 11.19 cents. This means the city is 111th out of 498 cities in Montana for best average electricity rate. Consumers in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County consume 48.73% of the megawatt hours produced in the city limits and the remaining 51.27% can be exported or potentially stored. There are 269,258.39 megawatt hours produced by facilities in the city using natural gas as the fuel source. This is the most for a city out of 498 cities in Montana.

Electricity consumption in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County results in the release of 85,644,078.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 9th highest in Montana out of 498 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 4th 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 99.96% 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
111th9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
228th$102.94Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79117.64187,92514,645,000

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 269,378175,752,120.52652.44

Deer Lodge County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Deer Lodge County has the 1919th largest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity use of all counties in the country, emitting 85,644,078.63 kilograms. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 9,090.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Deer Lodge County is the 2nd highest polluting county in the state. Approximately 99.96% 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 7.57% of their energy lost per year. With a state average energy loss of 3.32%, Deer Lodge County is ranked as the 26th 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 Energy2,477
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative462

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24