Sanders County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Sanders County, Montana Electricity Overview

The monthly residential electric bill average in Sanders County is $95.54, compared to the nationwide average bill of $123.86. Sanders County citizens enjoy a 22.86% lower average bill each month compared to their fellow countrymen.

As the 462nd highest generator of electricity in the US out of 3221 counties, Sanders County produces 2,038,346.02 megawatt hours of electricity.

The use of renewable fuel types for electricity production has gone down by 1.84% in Sanders County throughout the last year.

Sanders County is the 85th largest producing county out of 3221 counties in the country when it comes to megawatt hours generated using renewable fuels.

Roughly 100.00% of Sanders County's production comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 20th county in the United States out of 3221 counties for total hydroelectric generation.

Sanders County uses only 8.48% of the electricity produced in the county, meaning they can store or export the surplus 91.52%.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    172,776 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,038,346 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,038,346 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    164.38 MWh

Thompson Falls, MT Electricity Overview

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Thompson Falls' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 12.71% less than the average national rate of 13.99 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 $97.87 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

Releasing 8,829,481.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Thompson Falls ranks 76th highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 54th 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
317th12.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Thompson Falls
149th$97.87Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Northern LightsBUNDLED12.38107.4945,4565,628,000

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Plains, MT Electricity Overview

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Plains' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 13.90% less than the average national rate of 13.99 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 $88.24 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

Releasing 7,309,436.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Plains ranks 84th highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 54th 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.113/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
247th12.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Plains
4th$88.24Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

Hot Springs, MT Electricity Overview

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Hot Springs' citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 9.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 32.30% less than the average national electricity price of 13.99 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Mission Valley Power. With a population of 557 citizens, the city is the 146th most populated city in the state.

Releasing 3,681,153.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Hot Springs ranks 145th highest out of 498 cities in Montana for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 54th 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 February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.097/kWh$0.091/kWh$146.62/mo.$54.94/mo.
11th9.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hot Springs
71st$91.01Average 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 PowerBUNDLED6.9093.77251,18917,327,570
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030

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 1,568,975.01
Sanders County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 469,371

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 2950th worst for emissions per capita from electricity use. The county is home to 2 power plants, which is 979th 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 7.30%. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Sanders County ranks 2668th 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 Energy9,601
2Mission Valley Power7,315
3Flathead Electric Cooperative2,177
4Northern Lights2,021
5Missoula Electric Coop128

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-24