Flathead County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Flathead County, Montana Electricity Overview

By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in Flathead County is Flathead Electric Cooperative.

Flathead County is the 191st largest producing county in the nation out of 3221 counties when considering megawatt hours produced using renewable fuel sources.

Flathead County's ability to produce 981,730 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 51st highest hydroelectric energy producing county out of 3221 counties in the US.

While the national average residential rate of electricity sits at 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, Flathead County's average rate is 23.14% lower than at 10.75 cents per kilowatt hour.

On average, Flathead County citizens are responsible for 2,268.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, while the Montana average pollution per person is 6,608.89.

With a population of 104,357 residents, Flathead County is the 4th largest county in Montana.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,454,064 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,012,732 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,012,732 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    9.7 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    236,688,222 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,268.06 kg

Kalispell, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Kalispell's residential electricity rate is 10.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.41% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 24.35% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Kalispell averages 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 54th highest in the state out of 498 cities for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the city are 162,301,202.8 kilograms, which is the 7th highest total amount of emissions for all cities in the state. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kalispell

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.100/kWh$157.63/mo.$70.22/mo.
125th10.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kalispell
324th$103.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kalispell Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kalispell, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.51113.95850,84480,892,000
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

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Evergreen CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Evergreen CDP's residential electricity rate is 10.78 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.69% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 22.98% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Evergreen CDP averages 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 329th highest in the state out of 498 cities for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the city are 53,855,871.88 kilograms, which is the 16th highest total amount of emissions for all cities in the state. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Evergreen CDP

Evergreen CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.113/kWh$0.102/kWh$154.11/mo.$68.91/mo.
145th10.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Evergreen CDP
206th$101.09Average residential monthly electricity bill for Evergreen CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Evergreen CDP, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.51113.95850,84480,892,000
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Whitefish, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Whitefish's residential electricity rate is 9.89 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.64% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 29.33% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Whitefish averages 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 54th highest in the state out of 498 cities for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the city are 51,225,532.33 kilograms, which is the 18th highest total amount of emissions for all cities in the state. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Whitefish

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.106/kWh$0.094/kWh$170.38/mo.$74.98/mo.
44th9.89¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Whitefish
445th$110.09Average residential monthly electricity bill for Whitefish Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Whitefish, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.51113.95850,84480,892,000
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Electricity Production in Flathead County, Montana

Power Plants in Flathead County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Flathead County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 953,331
Bigfork CDP MT Conventional Hydroelectric 28,399
Stoltze CoGen1F H Stoltze Land & Lumber Co (100.00%)
Flathead County MT Wood/Wood Waste Solids 19,44521,387,619.41,099.9
Flathead Landfill to Gas Energy FacilityFlathead Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Flathead County MT Landfill Gas 11,5575,970,294.13516.6

Flathead County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Flathead County residents average 2,268.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the county from electricity use is 236,688,222.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 5th highest amount in the state and 2504th in the nation. Around 96.94% of electricity in Flathead County comes from production using Conventional Hydroelectric. Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Landfill Gas make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 1.92% and 1.14% of total electricity production, respectively. There are 4 electricity plants in Flathead County, which is the 3rd highest number of power plants in a county in the state.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
96.94%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
1.92%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
1.14%

Flathead County, Montana Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Flathead County include Flathead Electric Cooperative, NorthWestern Energy, and Lincoln Electric Cooperative Oftentimes net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Montana has pretty good laws and regulations for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Flathead County who report energy loss data had an average of 6.42% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Flathead County is ranked as the 2589th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Flathead County:

  • Columbia Falls, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Kalispell, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 42.42%
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 57.58%
  • Whitefish, Montana:
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 85.01%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 14.99%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

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

Flathead County, Montana has 4 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Flathead County, Montana?

The largest electricity company in Flathead County, Montana by total revenue is Flathead Electric Cooperative.

What electricity companies offer service in Flathead County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Flathead Electric Cooperative39,692
2NorthWestern Energy11,632
3Lincoln Electric Cooperative2,310
4Glacier Electric Coop237

How many power plants are within Flathead County, Montana?

Flathead County, Montana is home to 4 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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