Sun River Electric Cooperative

Sun River Electric Cooperative is an electricity cooperative supplying electricity in Montana. On recent government reports, the company showed a total of 5,913 electricity customers. This total is made up of 17.88% industrial accounts, 6.29% commercial customers and 75.83% residential accounts. Consumers of Sun River Electric Cooperative are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 18.75% higher than the state's average price of 11.33 cents and 0.92% more than the national average of 13.33 cents. In 2019 the company sold 90.94% of their disposition by way of normal retail sales to end users. During the same timeframe, Sun River Electric Cooperative procured 103,042 megawatt hours by way of wholesale channels. The revenue for Sun River Electric Cooperative for 2019 from electricity sales was $11,396,900, with 98.71% coming from retail sales to end users.

About Sun River Electric Cooperative

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Sun River Electric Cooperative is $117.31 per month, while the national average is $120.11. Customers of the provider have a 2.33% reduction compared to the rest of the United States. Sun River Electric Cooperative's electricity sales are accountable for 40,799,618.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1821st worst emissions total out of 3511 providers in the nation. The supplier currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other companies and then resell it at a higher rate to end customers.

Sun River Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Sun River Electric Cooperative offers net metering options to their customers. Net metering allows citizens to sell kilowatt hours back to their electricity company, which makes the purchase of solar and other electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity due to heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of operating in the electricity generation business. Providers must report these losses. Sun River Electric Cooperative reported a yearly loss of around 9.06% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of loss gives them a rank of 278th worst out of 3511 suppliers who report energy loss in the country and 6th worst out of 56 in the state.

Sun River Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Sun River Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.132/kWh$117.31/mo.$111.01/mo.
2319th13.45¢Sun River Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1858th$117.31Average monthly electric bill for Sun River Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Sun River Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:305 1st Avenue South
    Fairfield, Montana 59436
    United States of America
  • CEO:Brad Bauman

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Quick Facts About Sun River Electric Cooperative

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There was an increase in CO2 emissions of 2.58% from the generation of electricity sold by Sun River Electric Cooperative over the previous year.

Energy provider of the year for Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Shortest Average Electricity Outages
Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Shortest Average Electricity Outages
Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Claim Award
Energy provider of the year for Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Shortest Average Electricity Outages
Montana, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Claim Award

Energy Loss

Sun River Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

9,338MWh

278 National Rank

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Sun River Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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Montana5,91311,250,30024100%

Sun River Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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Cascade County81,366412.71$100.84/mo
Chouteau County5,635513.79$115.58/mo
Judith Basin County2,007313.79$111.94/mo
Lewis and Clark County69,432411.80$94.72/mo
Liberty County2,337512.30$108.17/mo
Pondera County5,911512.45$110.51/mo
Teton County6,147313.14$110.65/mo
Toole County4,73638.94$92.96/mo

Cities Sun River Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Belt, MT
  • Cascade, MT
  • Choteau, MT
  • Conrad, MT
  • Dutton, MT
  • Fairfield, MT
  • Great Falls, MT
  • Valier, MT

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

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Sun River Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bill for Sun River Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Customers of Sun River Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bill of $117.31.

Who is the CEO of Sun River Electric Cooperative?

Brad Bauman is the current CEO of Sun River Electric Cooperative.

How many counties does Sun River Electric Cooperative sell electricity to?

Sun River Electric Cooperative supplies electricity in 8 countiesUS throughout the US.

What is the phone number for Sun River Electric Cooperative?

Sun River Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (406) 467-2527

What is the average electricity rate for Sun River Electric Cooperative customers?

The average price of electricity for customers of Sun River Electric Cooperative is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

When will Sun River Electric Cooperative power be restored?

Sun River Electric Cooperative's outages last, on average, about 78.73 minutes per outage.

What cities does Sun River Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Sun River Electric Cooperative provides electricity to 8 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-09-25