Lewis and Clark County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lewis and Clark County, Montana Electricity Overview

About 97.91% of the county's electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 88th highest county out of 3221 counties in the nation for total hydroelectric production.

Lewis and Clark County has a population of 70,973 citizens.

While the national average residential electric rate sits at 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, Lewis and Clark County's average is 22.33% lower than at 10.87 cents per kilowatt hour.

Lewis and Clark County is ranked as the 744th highest consumer of electricity out of 3221 counties in the country with over 900,000 megawatt hours being used by residents who live there.

On average, Lewis and Clark County residents are responsible for 2,760.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person each year, making it the 39th highest polluting county based on per capita emissions.

The usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production has dropped by 24.93% in Lewis and Clark County during the previous 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    988,906 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    575,788 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    575,788 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.11 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    195,948,105 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,760.88 kg

Helena, MT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Helena are charged an average residential electricity price of 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.35% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 29.10% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Coming in as the 6th worst ranked city out of 498 cities in the state, Helena emits 212,085,996.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 54th worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. In Helena, there are no electricity producing facilities. The inhabitants must rely on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Helena

Helena 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.
51st9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena
265th$102.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Helena Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Helena, 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 Helena, Montana include: 59601, 59602, 59635

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Helena Valley Southeast CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Helena Valley Southeast CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.35% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 29.10% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Coming in as the 13th worst ranked city out of 498 cities in the state, Helena Valley Southeast CDP emits 60,590,334.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 329th worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. In Helena Valley Southeast CDP, there are no electricity producing facilities. The inhabitants must rely on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Helena Valley Southeast CDP

Helena Valley Southeast CDP 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.
51st9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena Valley Southeast CDP
265th$102.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Helena Valley Southeast CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Helena Valley Southeast CDP, 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 Helena Valley Southeast CDP, Montana include: 59601, 59602, 59635

Helena Valley West Central CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Helena Valley West Central CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.35% less than Montana's average price of 11.19 cents and 29.10% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 89 residential customers, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city. There has been a 6.96% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar power over the past year, which is an increase of 376 megawatt hours a year.

Coming in as the 15th worst ranked city out of 498 cities in the state, Helena Valley West Central CDP emits 54,559,461.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 6,292.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 483rd worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. There is one power plant in the city. Helena Valley West Central CDP has around 100.00% of its electricity produced by Solar.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Helena Valley West Central CDP

Helena Valley West Central CDP 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.
51st9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena Valley West Central CDP
265th$102.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Helena Valley West Central CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Helena Valley West Central CDP, 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

Electricity Production in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Power Plants in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Lewis and Clark County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 247,061
Lewis and Clark County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 200,665
Lewis and Clark County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 116,008
Great Divide Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Lewis and Clark County MT Solar 6,278
Green Meadow Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Helena Valley West Central CDP MT Solar 5,776

Lewis and Clark County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lewis and Clark County is the 7th worst ranked county in the state out of 56 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the county releasing 195,948,104.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This total results in 2,760.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 2432nd highest in the United States for pollution per capita. Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 97.91% of the fuel used for electricity production in Lewis and Clark County. Lewis and Clark County has the 2nd most electricity producing plants of any county in the state, with 5 total plants.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
97.91%
SOLAR
Solar
2.09%

Lewis and Clark County, Montana Net Metering

Out of the 2 suppliers in Lewis and Clark County, 100.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

In Lewis and Clark County one company reports energy loss, NorthWestern Energy. They average an annual energy loss of 7.57%. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Lewis and Clark County is ranked as the 2715th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Providers In Each City in Lewis and Clark County:

  • East Helena, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Vigilante Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Helena, Montana:
    • NorthWestern Energy: 50.00%
    • Vigilante Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Lewis and Clark County, Montana?

By total customer count, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity company in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

How many electric companies offer service in Lewis and Clark County, Montana?

There are 2 electricity companies serving customers in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

How many power plants are located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana?

There are 5 active electricity plants located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

What electricity companies offer service in Lewis and Clark County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1NorthWestern Energy11,915
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative854

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-24