Rates & Service Fees

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)
(all residential services, see rate schedule for criteria)

  • Basic Charge (Single Phase Service): $22.71/mo.
  • Basic Charge (Three Phase Service): $34.75/mo.
  • Energy Charge:
    • 6.334 cents/kWh (for first 600 kWh/mo.)
    • 7.791 cents/kWh (for 601-3,500 kWh/mo.)
    • 11.374 cents/kWh (for 3,501 and over kWh/mo.)
  • 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: $0.05880/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: $0.05092/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $2.47/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: $0.04305/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $3.16/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 $0.06101
    • Summer On-Peak $0.04836
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.03543
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.03144
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.03304
  • Demand Charge: $4.32/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: $1.52/kW
  • Energy Charge:
    • Winter On-Peak $0.05514
    • Summer On-Peak $0.04370
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.03202
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.02842
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.02986
  • Demand Charge: $5.69/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 $0.07059
    • Summer On-Peak $0.05596
    • Winter Mid-Peak $0.04100
    • Summer Mid-Peak N/A
    • Winter Off-Peak $0.03638
    • Summer Off-Peak $0.03823
  • Demand Charge: $4.83/kW

Overhead (Street or Security) Lighting (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 (PDF)

  • Energy Charge: $0.05314/kWh

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

  • Basic Charge: $4.96/mo.
    Demand Charge:

    • No Charge for first 15 kW;
    • $3.14/kW for all kW greater than 15 kW.
  • Energy Charge: $0.04148/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

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): $22.71/mo.
  • Basic Charge (Three Phase Service): $34.75/mo.
  • Energy Charge: 12.604 cents/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: $0.11034/kWh
    • No Demand Charge

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

  • Basic Charge (Single Phase Service): $38.46/mo.
  • Basic Charge (Three Phase Service): $53.09/mo.
  • Energy Charge: $0.07019/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $11.87/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount: -1.5% of total bill

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: $0.05578/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $14.28/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: $0.04649/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $17.61/kW
  • Reactive Power Charge: $1.29/kVar
  • Primary Meter Discount:
    • 1.5% of total bill
    • $0.15/kW Industrial services 1,000 kW or greater

Industrial Service Rates (PDF)

  • Basic Charge: $350.80/mo.
  • Load Size Charge: $1.52/kW
  • Energy Charge: $0.03774/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $21.73/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: $0.05314/kWh

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

  • Basic Charge: $4.96/mo.
  • Demand Charge:
    • No Charge for first 15 kW
    • $3.14/kW for all kW greater than 15 kW.
  • Energy Charge: $0.04148/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