Flathead Electric Co-op 101

Our Mission

The mission of Flathead Electric, a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, is to provide competitive and reliable services, achieve the highest level of member satisfaction, and enhance the quality of life in our communities.

We are driven by community, innovation, and reliability.

Our Co-op By the Numbers – 2023 Data

  • Founded in 1937
  • Montana’s largest electric cooperative and second-largest energy utility
  • 97% carbon-free fuel mix, of which over 82% is renewable, carbon-free hydropower
  • 90/100 2023 American Customer Satisfaction Index score
  • 58,000+ Members in the Kalispell, Libby, and Cooke City areas
  • 75,000+ Meters
  • 2,136 new services energized
  • 375.3MW peak load
  • 188.6MW average load
  • 44.8F average temperature
  • 5,206 total miles of energized line, over half of which is underground
    • 1,968 miles of overhead lines
    • 3,098 miles of underground lines
  • 166 employees
  • 9 Trustees
  • $3,536,493 capital credits retired
  • $5M+ in member giving to Roundup for Safety program since 1997 (4/30/2024)
    • 1,400+ projects completed since 1997

Helpful Pages on Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Website

On our Outage Center page, you can find the most current information about power outages anywhere in our service area, and sign up for text message updates, too! This page also has lots of helpful information about how to report outages and what to do during an outage. Remember: never, ever touch a downed power line – if you want to survive, assume it’s live.

On our Who We Are page, you’ll find links to learn more about our Co-op’s business model and history, along with information about our fuel mix, our concern for community, and the issues we’re interested in. Are you looking for a statistic, a photo, or B-roll? Want to set up an interview or ask a follow-up question? It’s all there.

Missed our latest monthly newsletter? You can read the current issue of Light Reading Newsletter – Flathead Electric Cooperative here, and past issues, too.