Montana Dakota Utilities

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About Montana Dakota Utilities

Montana Dakota Utilities has their head offices in Bismarck, North Dakota and provides electricity in 4 states within the nation In addition, this service area includes 189 cities within these states. On average, Montana Dakota Utilities charges their consumers a residential electricity rate of 11.27 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.05% lower than the nationwide average of 14.84. They had sales of 75,879 megawatt hours in 2021 via wholesale to other companies. The electricity produced in the company's power plants made up 70.82% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 28.67%. In 2021, they made a total of $349,535,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had revenue of $303,610,000 coming from retail sales to end users and $1,696,000 from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The United States average monthly residential electric bill is $131.84, while the Montana Dakota Utilities average is 28.24% less at $94.61 per month. Wind turbines owned by the supplier generate 706,647 megawatt hours, or 45.87% of the electricity production by the provider. The supplier ranks as the 158th highest producer of megawatt hours from coal in the country out of 3509 suppliers. Production by the supplier from natural gas totals 20,324.63 megawatt hours, which is approximately 1.32% of their total production.

Montana Dakota Utilities Net Metering

Luckily, Montana Dakota Utilities allows their customers to participate in net metering. Without net metering, solar panel purchased are significantly less economically realistic, as consumers have no way to sell extra electricity back into the infrastructure system.

Energy Loss

Montana Dakota Utilities currently has a loss of around 7.08% of the electricity that they generate. This percentage of loss results in them receiving a rank of 1295th best out of 3509 companies who report energy loss in the US.

Montana Dakota Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Montana Dakota Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.089/kWh$119.76/mo.$53.38/mo.
907th11.27¢Montana Dakota Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
795th$94.61Average monthly electricity bill for Montana Dakota Utilities' residential customers

Montana Dakota Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:MDU Resources Group
  • Headquarters:909 Airport Road
    Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
    United States of America
  • CEO:Nicole Kivisto

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Quick Facts About Montana Dakota Utilities

Montana Dakota Utilities produces 45.90% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 276th in the United States out of the 3509 companies we track.

Montana Dakota Utilities is the 235th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types out of 3509 companies in the United States.

By customer count, Montana Dakota Utilities is the 180th largest supplier out of 3509 in the United States.

Montana Dakota Utilities has the 237th highest total electricity production in the United States, producing 1,540,589.5 megawatt hours.

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Energy Loss

Montana Dakota Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1295 National Rank

Montana Dakota Utilities Energy Makeup

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Montana Dakota Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Dakota93,654214,077,000565.22%
South Dakota8,47316,649,000176.33%

Montana Dakota Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County2,237311.87$119.12/mo
Bottineau County6,442510.43$133.28/mo
Bowman County3,024311.87$119.12/mo
Burke County2,17749.24$105.19/mo
Burleigh County97,895410.74$108.15/mo
Campbell County1,548112.49$180.62/mo
Carter County1,349315.84$96.76/mo
Custer County11,968613.13$127.37/mo
Dawson County9,003513.08$102.70/mo
Dickey County5,013510.76$139.25/mo

Power Plants Owned by Montana Dakota Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mercer County ND Coal 2,231,4032,539,910,752.11,138.26
Campbell County WY Coal 831,903925,812,113.591,112.88
Thunder Spirit Wind, LLCMontana Dakota Utilities (100.00%)
Adams County ND Wind 556,047
Diamond Willow Wind FacilityMontana Dakota Utilities (100.00%)
Fallon County MT Wind 92,522
Bowman County ND Wind 58,078
Morton County ND Waste Heat 44,745
Dawson County MT Natural Gas 14,86310,388,630.14698.96
Morton County ND Natural Gas 5,89410,939,227.311,855.99
Custer County MT Natural Gas 2,8802,409,083.18836.49
Richland County MT Coal -266608,067.62,285.97

Montana Dakota Utilities Fuel Makeup

Waste Heat
Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Montana Dakota Utilities Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Montana Dakota Utilities FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Montana Dakota Utilities customers each month?

Montana Dakota Utilities currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $94.61, compared to the US of $131.84 for bundled service.

How many states does Montana Dakota Utilities sell electricity to?

There are 4 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by Montana Dakota Utilities including Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

How many counties does Montana Dakota Utilities have customers in to?

Montana Dakota Utilities provides electricity to customers in 46 counties.

Who is the CEO of Montana Dakota Utilities?

Nicole Kivisto is the current CEO of Montana Dakota Utilities.

What percentage of Montana Dakota Utilities' electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with Montana Dakota Utilities generate 54.10% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What company is Montana Dakota Utilities owned by?

Montana Dakota Utilities is owned by MDU Resources Group.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Montana Dakota Utilities customers?

Customers of Montana Dakota Utilities, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 11.27 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Montana Dakota Utilities' electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Electric facilities owned by or associated with Montana Dakota Utilities generate 45.90% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for Montana Dakota Utilities?

The Montana Dakota Utilities phone number is (800) 638-3278.

What cities does Montana Dakota Utilities sell electricity to?

Montana Dakota Utilities serves 189 cities throughout the US.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Montana Dakota Utilities?

Montana Dakota Utilities is associated with or owns 10 power plants.

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-24