Yellowstone County, Montana Electric Profile

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Yellowstone County is ranked as the 371st largest consumer of electricity out of 3220 counties in the country with over 2,200,000 megawatt hours being used by consumers for their electricity needs.

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The nationwide average residential price per kilowatt hour is 13.45 cents, while residents of Yellowstone County benefit from an average rate that is 5.06% below that at 12.77 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Residents of Yellowstone County use enough electricity to emit 7,966.65 kilograms of CO2 gases per year per capita, compared to the statewide average of 6,115.83.

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With total production of 484,321 megawatt hours, Yellowstone County is ranked 900th highest generator of electricity of all 3220 counties in the United States for total generation.

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Yellowstone County produces 5,166 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuel sources. This ranks Yellowstone County 1483rd largest producing county in the US out of 3220 counties for total renewable electricity generation.

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Releasing 1,285,019,985.67 kilograms of CO2 gases, Yellowstone County has the highest pollution level from electricity consumption of any county in the Montana.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,223,138 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.78 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    484,321 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    5,166 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    479,155 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,285,019,986 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,966.65 kg

Billings, MT Electric Overview

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Billings's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.22 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 8.45% higher than the state's average rate of 11.27 cents. The city has seen a 9.72% increase in non-renewable fuel type use in their electric generation plants. With annual generation of 5,609 megawatt hours, the city is the 13th largest producer of electricity in the state.

As the worst ranked city out of 364 cities in the state, Billings releases 673,635,993.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption each year. This total also results in a ranking of 4th worst in the state for emissions per person. Coal makes up 89.03% of the fuel used for electricity production in Billings. Natural Gas and Other Gas make up 10.19% and 0.78% of production, respectively. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Billings, which is the highest number of plants in a city in Montana and the 2436th highest amount of power plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Billings

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.116/kWh$148.87/mo.$80.52/mo.
230th12.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Billings
210th$106.59Average residential monthly electricity bill for Billings Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Billings, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.40121.29No DataIcon representing missing value.227,27828,188,332

Zips with electric coverage in Billings, Montana include: 59102, 59101, 59105, 59106

Lockwood CDP, MT Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.33 cents per kilowatt hour for Lockwood CDP, which is 9.49% more than Montana's average price of 11.27 cents. This means the city is 234th best for average electricity rate out of 364 cities in the state. Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative has 90 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city. Lockwood CDP generates 325.96% more electricity than is consumed in the city. The extra electricity can be exported to neighboring counties.

In Lockwood CDP, Petroleum Coke is 97.41% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation. Adding Petroleum Coke totals to Other Gas (2.49%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.10%), these three fuel types account for 473,546 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) city's electricity generation. Emissions in the city average 14,773.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 2nd worst polluting city out of 364 cities in Montana based on emissions per capita. This comes to a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 119,162,007.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions. There is one electricity generation plant in Lockwood CDP, which is the 2nd most power plants in a city in the state and is the 11th highest rate of plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lockwood CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.114/kWh$158.56/mo.$91.43/mo.
234th12.33¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lockwood CDP
277th$115.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lockwood CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lockwood CDP, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.40121.29No DataIcon representing missing value.227,27828,188,332

Laurel, MT Electric Overview

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Laurel's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.20 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 8.31% higher than the state's average rate of 11.27 cents. NorthWestern Energy is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Laurel is the 19th worst ranked city in Montana out of 364 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 41,795,595.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 6,115.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Laurel

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.116/kWh$147.55/mo.$79.03/mo.
227th12.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Laurel
199th$105.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Laurel Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Laurel, Montana

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NorthWestern EnergyBUNDLED12.0089.35No DataIcon representing missing value.2,767,605332,157,962
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Yellowstone Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.40121.29No DataIcon representing missing value.227,27828,188,332

Energy Production in Yellowstone County, Montana

Power Plants in Yellowstone County, Montana

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Yellowstone Energy LPYellowstone Energy LP (100.00%)
Lockwood CDP MT Petroleum Coke 473,546507,586,063.691,071.88No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Western Sugar Cooperative - BillingsWestern Sugar Cooperative - Billings (100.00%)
Billings MT Coal 5,5445,851,067.031,055.39No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Two Dot Wind Broadview East LLCTwo Dot Wind Broadview East LLC (100.00%)
Yellowstone County MT Wind 5,166No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Phillips 66 Billings RefineryPhillips 66 Billings Refinery (100.00%)
Billings MT Other Gas 659,232.44142.04No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Yellowstone County, Montana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Yellowstone County's fuel of choice is Petroleum Coke, with 95.24% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Other Gas (2.45%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Wind (1.07%). Electricity consumption in the county has byproducts of 1,285,019,985.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1st most of any county in the state. This total results in 7,966.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 620th worst in the US for pollution per capita. Yellowstone County has 4 electricity producing plants, which is 3rd most in the state.

PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
95.24%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
2.45%
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Wind
1.07%
COAL
Coal
1.03%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.12%
OTHER
Other
0.10%

Yellowstone County, Montana Net Metering

Out of the 4 suppliers in Yellowstone County, 3 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Montana has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Yellowstone County has 3 providers who report energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these 3 suppliers is 5.00%. The national average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 3.32%, resulting in a rank of 2060th best in the nation and a state rank of 3rd best out of 3220 and 56 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

Yellowstone County, Montana has 4 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

The largest electricity provider in Yellowstone County, Montana by megawatt hours sold is Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative.

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

There are 4 electricity companies offering service in Yellowstone County, Montana.

What electricity companies offer service in Yellowstone County, Montana?

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1Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative15,258
2NorthWestern Energy3,376
3Fergus Electric Cooperative194
4Western Area Power Administration1

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