Yellowstone County, Montana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Yellowstone County, Montana Electricity Overview

Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has fallen by 4.92% during the last year in Yellowstone County.

Yellowstone County residents are accountable for 8,282.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the Montana average emissions per capita is 6,608.89.

Residents of Yellowstone County are paying, on average, 8.84% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average price, at 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Yellowstone County is the 408th largest county by population in the US, with 164,731 citizens residing within its borders.

As the 13th largest generator of electricity in Montana out of 56 counties, Yellowstone County produces 474,028.14 megawatt hours of electricity.

Electricity from wind power produced in Yellowstone County totals 4,912 megawatt hours, making Yellowstone County 461st out of 3221 counties in the United States for wind power production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,295,288 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.93 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    474,028 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,912 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    469,116 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.88 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,364,320,641 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,282.11 kg

Billings, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Billings' residents purchase residential electricity for 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.13% more than the average Montana price of 11.19 cents and 12.72% below the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 319 residential customers, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The use of electricity in Billings accounts for 774,007,153.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the largest amount in the state out of 498 cities. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 329th ranked city in the state for CO2 emissions released per capita. The city is home to zero power generation plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Billings

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.116/kWh$147.55/mo.$79.03/mo.
304th12.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Billings
358th$104.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Billings Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Billings, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.38120.48230,96328,587,861

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Laurel, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Laurel's residents purchase residential electricity for 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.13% more than the average Montana price of 11.19 cents and 12.72% below the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 15 residential customers, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The use of electricity in Laurel accounts for 47,729,427.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 19th largest amount in the state out of 498 cities. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 6,608.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 329th ranked city in the state for CO2 emissions released per capita. The city is home to zero power generation plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Laurel

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.116/kWh$147.55/mo.$79.03/mo.
304th12.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Laurel
358th$104.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Laurel Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Laurel, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.38120.48230,96328,587,861

Lockwood CDP, MT Electricity Overview

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On average, Lockwood CDP's residents purchase residential electricity for 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.13% more than the average Montana price of 11.19 cents and 12.72% below the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. Producing 65 megawatt hours per citizen living in the city, Lockwood CDP ranks as the 4th highest producing city in the state out of 498 cities. Electricity production facilities in the city are fueled by non-renewable fuels for 100.00% of the megawatt hours they produce. This is 3rd most out of the 498 cities in the state.

Releasing 106,955,888.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Lockwood CDP ranks 8th highest out of 498 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity use. This total equates to 14,865.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 2nd worst in the state for emissions per capita. Petroleum Coke is the primary fuel type in Lockwood CDP, with 97.72% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Other Gas (2.13%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Distillate Fuel Oil (0.15%). Lockwood CDP has the 2nd highest number of power generation plants of any city in the state, with one total plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lockwood CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.116/kWh$147.55/mo.$79.03/mo.
304th12.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lockwood CDP
358th$104.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lockwood CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lockwood CDP, Montana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0588.242,751,629331,489,030
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.38120.48230,96328,587,861

Electricity Production in Yellowstone County, Montana

Power Plants in Yellowstone County, Montana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Yellowstone Energy LPYellowstone Energy LP (100.00%)
Lockwood CDP MT Petroleum Coke 467,698498,973,552.941,066.87
Two Dot Wind Broadview East LLCTwo Dot Wind Broadview East LLC (100.00%)
Yellowstone County MT Wind 4,912
Phillips 66 Billings RefineryPhillips 66 Billings Refinery (100.00%)
Yellowstone County MT Other Gas 1,418.141,496,132.821,055

Yellowstone County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the highest ranked county out of 56 counties in Montana, Yellowstone County emits 1,364,320,640.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. This total results in 8,282.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the county 609th worst in the country for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The primary fuel utilized in Yellowstone County is Petroleum Coke. The county produces 96.41% of the total generation in the county from this fuel. Combined with Other Gas (2.35%) and Wind (1.04%), these three fuels account for 99.80% of the county electricity production. Yellowstone County is home to 3 electricity plants, which is the 5th highest number of power plants within a county in Montana.

PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
96.41%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
2.35%
WIND
Wind
1.04%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.14%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.06%

Yellowstone County, Montana Net Metering

Of the 3 electricity companies in Yellowstone County, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Montana has above average laws for consumers interested in investing in personal solar.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Yellowstone County is 5.00%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, NorthWestern Energy, and Fergus Electric Cooperative. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.32%, resulting in a rank of 1811th best in the nation and a state rank of best out of 3221 and 56 counties, respectively.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Yellowstone County, Montana?

By total revenue, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in Yellowstone County, Montana.

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

There are 3 electricity providers offering service in Yellowstone County, Montana.

What electricity companies offer service in Yellowstone County, Montana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative15,968
2NorthWestern Energy8,831
3Fergus Electric Cooperative393

How many power plants are located in Yellowstone County, Montana?

Yellowstone County, Montana is home to 3 electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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