Lewis and Clark County, MT: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Lewis and Clark County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lewis and Clark County, Montana Electricity Overview

Lewis and Clark County produces 601,093 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Lewis and Clark County 11th out of 56 counties in the state for total sustainable electricity generation.

There was a 5.42% rise in CO2 emissions per capita over the past 12 months in Lewis and Clark County.

Lewis and Clark County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 21.86% below the national average, at 12.46 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 15.95 cents.

Lewis and Clark County uses 70.39% more electricity than it produces.

Lewis and Clark County ranks 6th out of 56 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its citizens using over 1,000,000 megawatt hours.

Lewis and Clark County ranks 5th out of 56 counties in the state for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0.15 megawatt hours generated per person each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,024,222 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.87 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    601,093 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    601,093 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.14 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    219,504,128 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,973.02 kg

Helena, MT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Helena are charged an average residential electricity price of 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.43% less than Montana's average price of 12.34 cents and 30.70% less than the national average of 15.95 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 230,718,598.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 7,196.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 225th 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
41st11.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena
227th$111.86Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.21104.142,830,524.92402,135,169
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.89119.58199,28215,732,600

Zips with electric coverage in Helena, Montana include: 59601, 59602, 59635

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 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.43% less than Montana's average price of 12.34 cents and 30.70% less than the national average of 15.95 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Coming in as the 12th worst ranked city out of 498 cities in the state, Helena Valley Southeast CDP emits 67,042,247.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 7,196.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 225th 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
41st11.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena Valley Southeast CDP
227th$111.86Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.21104.142,830,524.92402,135,169
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.89119.58199,28215,732,600

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 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.43% less than Montana's average price of 12.34 cents and 30.70% less than the national average of 15.95 cents. Selling an estimated 1,442.92 megawatt hours per year, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city. With annual generation of 5,426 megawatt hours, Helena Valley West Central CDP is the 11th largest producer of electricity in the state.

Coming in as the 14th worst ranked city out of 498 cities in the state, Helena Valley West Central CDP emits 58,714,946.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 6,867.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 452nd 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
41st11.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Helena Valley West Central CDP
227th$111.86Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.21104.142,830,524.92402,135,169
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.89119.58199,28215,732,600

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 235,902
Lewis and Clark County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 225,770
Lewis and Clark County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 128,167
Great Divide Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Lewis and Clark County MT Solar 5,828
Green Meadow Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Helena Valley West Central CDP MT Solar 5,426

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 219,504,127.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This total results in 2,973.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 2295th highest in the United States for pollution per capita. Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 98.13% 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
98.13%
SOLAR
Solar
1.87%

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 7.28%. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.87%, Lewis and Clark County is ranked as the 2713th 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: 100.00%
  • Helena, Montana:
    • Vigilante Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • NorthWestern Energy: 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 Energy12,255
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative900

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2023-08-22