Rates & Service Fees

2018 Rate Change Letter (Flathead) – PDF

2018 Rate Change Letter (Cooke City) – 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)
(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:
    • $0.0658/kWh (for first 600 kWh/mo.)
    • $0.0799/kWh (for 601-3,500 kWh/mo.)
    • $0.1166/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: $0.06099/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