Sanders County, MT: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Sanders County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Sanders County, Montana Electricity Overview

Sanders County has had a 9.80% increase in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production over the course of the last year.

Sanders County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 20.84% lower than the US average price, at 12.68 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.01 cents.

Sanders County produces 2,238,044.01 megawatt hours from hydroelectric facilities in the previous year, which gives them a rank of highest in Montana out of 56 counties for total hydroelectric generation.

Sanders County is ranked 2957th out of 3230 for worst polluting county in the US when considering pollution per capita.

Sanders County is the 204th highest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3230 counties in the country, with a population of 12,298 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 2,238,044.02.

Sanders County generates 181.98 megawatt hours per resident of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes Sanders County the 99th highest ranking county for renewable production per capita in the nation out of 3230 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    169,397 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,238,044 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,238,044 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    181.98 MWh

Thompson Falls, MT Electricity Overview

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Thompson Falls' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.34 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 10.46% less than the average national rate of 16.01 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is NorthWestern Energy. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $102.93 per month, while the nationwide average is $137.21.

Releasing 11,082,902.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Thompson Falls ranks 72nd highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 7,145.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 87th worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
342nd14.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Thompson Falls
23rd$102.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Thompson Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Thompson Falls, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED14.21104.142,830,524.92402,135,169

Plains, MT Electricity Overview

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Plains' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.34 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 10.46% less than the average national rate of 16.01 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is NorthWestern Energy. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $102.93 per month, while the nationwide average is $137.21.

Releasing 8,260,370.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Plains ranks 82nd highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 7,145.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 87th worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Plains

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.113/kWh$147.74/mo.$60.23/mo.
342nd14.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Plains
23rd$102.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Plains Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Plains, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED14.21104.142,830,524.92402,135,169

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Hot Springs, MT Electricity Overview

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Hot Springs' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 7.87 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 50.83% less than the average national electricity price of 16.01 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Mission Valley Power. Hot Springs is home to 618 citizens, which is the 133rd largest population for a city in the state.

Releasing 4,416,011.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Hot Springs ranks 131st highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 7,145.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 367th worst in Montana for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hot Springs

Hot Springs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.083/kWh$0.062/kWh$199.96/mo.$47.13/mo.
1st7.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hot Springs
201st$108.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hot Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hot Springs, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Mission Valley PowerBUNDLED7.91111.88271,243.821,446,420

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Electricity Production in Sanders County, Montana

Power Plants in Sanders County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Sanders County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 1,741,340.02
Sanders County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 496,704

Sanders County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 42nd highest ranked county out of 56 counties in Montana, Sanders County releases 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the county ranks 2957th worst for emissions per capita from electricity use. The county is home to 2 power plants, which is 1100th most in the country. Sanders County has approximately 100.00% of its electricity generated from Conventional Hydroelectric.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
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100.00%

Sanders County, Montana Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Sanders County offering electricity. Of those 5, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Montana has above average state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Sanders County has 4 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 7.45%. The US average is 2.87%, meaning Sanders County ranks 2760th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

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

Sanders County, Montana is home to 5 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are within Sanders County, Montana?

Sanders County, Montana has 2 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

By total megawatt hours sold, NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity provider in Sanders County, Montana.

What electricity companies offer service in Sanders County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1NorthWestern Energy9,874
2Mission Valley Power7,530
3Flathead Electric Cooperative2,266
4Northern Lights2,135
5Missoula Electric Coop132

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2023-12-06