Flathead County, Montana Electric Profile

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Emitting 226,338,400.88 kilograms of CO2 gases, Flathead County has the 5th highest pollution level from electricity use out of 56 counties in Montana.

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Residents of Flathead County are paying, on average, 27.66% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average rate, at 9.73 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Flathead County has had a 39.40% rise in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation over the course of the previous 12 months.

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Flathead County generates 9.5 megawatt hours per resident of the county from renewable fuels. This makes Flathead County the 17th highest ranking county for renewable production per capita in the state out of 56 counties.

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Over the course of the previous year Flathead County has seen a 38.85% increase in hydroelectric power production.

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Flathead County generates 952,741 megawatt hours from hydroelectric sources in the previous year, which gives them a rank of 6th highest in the state out of 56 counties for total hydroelectric generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,430,720 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.78 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    985,645 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    985,645 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    9.5 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    226,338,401 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,180.4 kg

Kalispell, MT Electric Overview

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Kalispell's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 9.53 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.42% less than Montana's average price of 11.27 cents and 29.16% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative has 144 residential customers, more than any other provider in the city.

Electricity use in Kalispell results in the release of 142,138,050.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 7th highest in Montana out of 364 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 5th highest polluting city in Montana for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kalispell

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.103/kWh$0.090/kWh$177.35/mo.$77.58/mo.
57th9.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kalispell
248th$112.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kalispell Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kalispell, Montana

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Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.53112.48No DataIcon representing missing value.822,50278,374,000

Evergreen CDP, MT Electric Overview

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Evergreen CDP's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 9.53 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.42% less than Montana's average price of 11.27 cents and 29.16% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative has 104 residential customers, more than any other provider in the city.

Electricity use in Evergreen CDP results in the release of 48,938,887.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 16th highest in Montana out of 364 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 324th highest polluting city in Montana for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Evergreen CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.103/kWh$0.090/kWh$177.35/mo.$77.58/mo.
57th9.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Evergreen CDP
248th$112.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Evergreen CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Evergreen CDP, Montana

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Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.53112.48No DataIcon representing missing value.822,50278,374,000

Whitefish, MT Electric Overview

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Whitefish's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 9.53 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.42% less than Montana's average price of 11.27 cents and 29.16% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Flathead Electric Cooperative has 147 residential customers, more than any other provider in the city.

Electricity use in Whitefish results in the release of 47,177,527.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 17th highest in Montana out of 364 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 85th highest polluting city in Montana for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Whitefish

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.103/kWh$0.090/kWh$177.35/mo.$77.58/mo.
57th9.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Whitefish
248th$112.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Whitefish Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Whitefish, Montana

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Flathead Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.53112.48No DataIcon representing missing value.822,50278,374,000

Energy Production in Flathead County, Montana

Power Plants in Flathead County, Montana

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Hungry Horse CDP MT Conventional Hydroelectric 925,709No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bigfork CDP MT Conventional Hydroelectric 27,032No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Stoltze CoGen1F H Stoltze Land & Lumber Co (100.00%)
Flathead County MT Wood/Wood Waste Solids 20,91022,997,4151,099.83No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Flathead Landfill to Gas Energy FacilityFlathead Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Flathead County MT Landfill Gas 11,9945,845,898.9487.4No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Flathead County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Flathead County's fuel of choice is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 96.66% of electricity generation using this fuel source. Also used is Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 2.12% and Landfill Gas at 1.22% of generation. The county's citizens average 2,180.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the county from electricity consumption is 226,338,400.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 1121st highest in the US. Flathead County isp home to 4 power generation plants, which is 3rd highest in the state and 27th most when counting plants per citizen.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
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96.66%
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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
2.12%
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Landfill Gas
1.22%

Flathead County, Montana Net Metering

Flathead County has 4 out of 4 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Montana is known for decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Flathead County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 6.42% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average is 2.76%, resulting in Flathead County having a rank of 2665th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Flathead County:

  • Columbia Falls, Montana:
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Kalispell, Montana:
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Whitefish, Montana:
    • Flathead Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are located in Flathead County, Montana?

There are 4 active power plants in Flathead County, Montana

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

There are 4 electricity providers operating in Flathead County, Montana.

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

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

What electricity companies offer service in Flathead County, Montana?

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1Flathead Electric Cooperative39,052
2Lincoln Electric Cooperative2,236
3NorthWestern Energy1,348
4Glacier Electric Coop218

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16