Rates & Service Fees

2019 Residential Rate Structure Change Letter – (PDF)

Your Co-op is focused on keeping your rates some of the lowest in the nation. Check out this 2016 regional rate comparison (courtesy of Mike Dennison and the Montana Television Network):

Flathead Electric's rates rank as some of the lowest in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies.

Northwest Montana Summary

Residential Rates (PDF) – effective June 1, 2019
(all residential services, see rate schedule for criteria)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $23.71/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $36.28/mo.
  • Energy Charge:
    • $0.0650/kWh (for first 600 kWh/mo.)
    • $0.0784/kWh (for 601-3,500 kWh/mo.)
    • $0.1130/kWh (for 3,501 and over kWh/mo.)
  • Demand Charge: $0.26/kW during peak hours
    • Peak hours occur Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. There are no demand charges on weekends or major federal holidays including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In the event that the holiday occurs on Sunday, there are no demand charges on the following Monday.

Small General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services less than 50 kW)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $34.35/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $48.78/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.06099/kWh
  • No Demand Charge

Medium General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services 50 kW to less than 100 kW)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $38.47/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $53.09/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.05166/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $2.51/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Large General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services100 kW to less than 400 kW)

  • Basic Charge: $64.24/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.19/kW
  • Energy Charge: $0.04369/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $3.22/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Extra Large General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services 400 kW to less than 1,000 kW)

  • Basic Charge: $107.28/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.43/kW
  • Energy Charge:
    • Winter On-Peak $0.06206/kWh
    • Summer On-Peak $0.04920/kWh
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.03604/kWh
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.03198/kWh
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.03361/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $4.45/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Industrial Service Rates (PDF)
(services 1,000 kW or greater)

  • Basic Charge: $350.81/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.53/kW
  • Energy Charge:
    • Winter On-Peak $0.05738/kWh
    • Summer On-Peak $0.04549/kWh
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.03333/kWh
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.02957/kWh
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.03107/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $6.03/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Irrigation Service Rates (PDF)
(irrigation services 50 kW or greater)

  • Basic Charge: $561.55/yr.
  • Energy Charge:
    • Winter On-Peak $0.07168/kWh
    • Summer On-Peak $0.05682/kWh
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.04163/kWh
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.03694/kWh
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.03882/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $4.89/kW

Overhead (Street or Security) Lighting (PDF)

  • 40 Watt LED Security $8.21/mo.
  • 40 Watt LED Street  $8.00/mo.
  • 80 Watt LED Security $9.56/mo.
  • 80 Watt LED Street $9.08/mo.
  • 160 Watt LED Security $12.39/mo.
  • 160 Watt LED Street $12.58/mo.
  • 300 Watt LED Security $16.76/mo.
  • 70 or 100 watt, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) $9.10/mo.
  • 200 watt, HPS $11.54/mo.
  • 400 watt, HPS $17.96/mo.
  • 175 watt, Mercury Vapor (MV)* $10.94/mo.
  • 400 watt, MV* $18.72/mo.
  • 1000 watt, MV* $36.42/mo.

Municipal Metered Street Lights (PDF)

  • Energy Charge: $0.05474/kWh

Government-School-Recreation Field Lighting Service Rates (PDF)

  • Basic Charge: $5.11/mo.
    Demand Charge:

    • No Charge for first 15 kW;
    • $3.23/kW for all kW greater than 15 kW.
  • Energy Charge: $0.04273/kWh

Line-Retention-Service-Rates (PDF)

  • Residential – RES01: 50% of Basic Charge
  • Small General Service – SGS01: 50% of Basic Charge
  • Medium General Service – MGS01: Basic Charge
  • Large General Service – LGS01: Basic Charge
  • Irrigation – IRR01: Annual Charge

General Service Fees (PDF) 

  • Applies to all services

South Central Montana Summary

(Silvergate, Cooke City, Silvertip, Elk Basin, and other Wyoming-Montana Border service areas)

Residential Service Rates (PDF)
(all residential services, see rate schedule for criteria)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $23.71/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $36.28/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.1364/kWh
    • No Demand Charge

Small General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services less than 50 kW)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $34.35/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $48.78/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.11918/kWh
    • No Demand Charge

Medium General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services 50 kW to less than 100 kW)

  • Basic Charge (single-phase service): $38.47/mo.
  • Basic Charge (three-phase service): $53.09/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.07508/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $12.77/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Large General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services 100 kW to less than 400 kW)

  • Basic Charge: $64.24/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.19/kW
  • Energy Charge: $0.05631/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $15.41/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Extra Large General Service Rates (PDF)
(non-residential services 400 kW to less than 1,000 kW)

  • Basic Charge: $107.28/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.43/kW
  • Energy Charge: $0.04915/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $19.17/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Industrial Service Rates (PDF)

  • Basic Charge: $350.81/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.53/kW
  • Energy Charge: $0.04189/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $23.99/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill & -$0.15/kW

Lighting Security Service Rate (PDF)

  • 70 or 100 watt, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) $9.10/mo.
  • 200 watt, HPS $11.54/mo.
  • 400 watt, HPS $17.96/mo.
  • 175 watt, Mercury Vapor (MV)* $10.94/mo.
  • 400 watt, MV* $18.72/mo.
  • 1000 watt, MV* $36.42/mo.

Municipal Metered Street Lights Service Rates (PDF)

  • Energy Charge: $0.05474/kWh

Government-School-Recreation Field Lighting Service Rates (PDF)

  • Basic Charge: $5.11/mo.
  • Demand Charge:
    • No Charge for first 15 kW
    • $3.23/kW for all kW greater than 15 kW.
  • Energy Charge: $0.04273/kWh

Line-Retention-Service-Rates (PDF)

  • Residential – RES51: 50% of Basic Charge
  • Small General Service – SGS51: 50% of Basic Charge
  • Medium General Service – MGS51: Basic Charge
  • Large General Service – LGS51: Basic Charge

General Service Fees (PDF)

  • Applies to All Members

Rate Class Rate Schedules for Northwest Montana

Rate Class Rate Schedules for South Central Montana