Silver Bow County, Montana Electric Profile

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With a population of 34,915 residents, Silver Bow County is the 1337th largest county by population in the US.

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Citizens in Silver Bow County use around 304.05% of the electricity that the county generates.

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The national average residential price per kilowatt hour is 13.45 cents, while residents of Silver Bow County enjoy an average rate that is 32.71% less at 9.05 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Silver Bow County has the 19th highest electricity production in Montana out of 56 counties, generating 158,272 megawatt hours.

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Silver Bow County comes in as the 1141st highest pollution level from electricity consumption out of 3220 counties in the country, releasing 221,540,345.76 kilograms of CO2 gases.

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Over the previous year, there has been a 16.92% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production in Silver Bow County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    481,221 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.78 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    158,272 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    158,272 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.53 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    221,540,346 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,345.13 kg

Butte-Silver Bow, MT Electric Overview

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Butte-Silver Bow's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 9.04 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 19.73% less than the state's average price of 11.27 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Butte-Silver Bow emits 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 85th highest polluting city out of 364 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 207,718,116.34 kilograms, which is the 4th worst total amount of pollution for any city in Montana. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Butte-Silver Bow

Butte-Silver Bow residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.116/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
46th9.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Butte-Silver Bow
229th$109.24Average residential monthly electricity bill for Butte-Silver Bow Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962
Vigilante Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79117.64No DataIcon representing missing value.187,92514,645,000

Zips with electric coverage in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana include: 59701, 59711, 59759, 59750, 59748, 59727, 59743, 59703

Walkerville, MT Electric Overview

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Walkerville has an average residential electricity rate of 12.00 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.53% higher than the average state price of 11.27 cents and 10.77% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. With 27 total residential customers, NorthWestern Energy is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $89.35 per month, while the Montana average is $98.93. Patrons in the city pay a 9.68% markdown compared to the rest of the state.

Walkerville emits 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 85th worst polluting city out of 364 cities in the state. With total emissions of 4,929,360.55 kilograms, the city ranks 110th worst in Montana for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 11,108.8 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Walkerville

Walkerville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.116/kWh$130.86/mo.$60.23/mo.
184th12.00¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Walkerville
4th$89.35Average residential monthly electricity bill for Walkerville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Walkerville, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962

Energy Production in Silver Bow County, Montana

Power Plants in Silver Bow County, Montana

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Basin Creek PlantMilepost Power, Inc. (94.89%)Basin Creek Power Services LLC (5.11%)
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Silver Bow County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Silver Bow County results in the release of 221,540,345.76 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 1141st highest in the country out of 3220 counties. The county averages 6,345.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county’s pollution levels. The top fuel utilized in Silver Bow County is Natural Gas, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the county for electricity production. Silver Bow County is home to one power producing plant, which is the 16th highest number of plants within a county in Montana and the 29th highest amount of power plants per resident out of the state's 3220 counties.

NATURAL GAS
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Silver Bow County, Montana Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Silver Bow County offering electricity. Of those 2, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. At the state level, Montana has commendable net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Silver Bow County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 7.57% of their energy lost per year. With a state average energy loss of 3.32%, Silver Bow County is ranked as the 24th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Silver Bow County, Montana

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Silver Bow County, Montana?

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1NorthWestern Energy2,780
2Vigilante Electric Cooperative683

How many electric companies offer service in Silver Bow County, Montana?

Silver Bow County, Montana is home to 2 electricity providers operating in the area.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Silver Bow County, Montana?

The largest electricity provider in Silver Bow County, Montana by total customer count is NorthWestern Energy.

How many power plants are located within Silver Bow County, Montana?

Silver Bow County, Montana has one power plant producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16