Summary of Electricity Activity in Montana

Summary of Montana Generation

Montana is ranked #40 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Apr 2024.

Companies on File64
Plants on File95
Total Generation2.01G MMBtu
Total Sales 1.25G kWh
Total Revenue $128.92M

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Overall National Rank

#40 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

29.8 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

212.5 M MMBtu

Electric Companies in Montana

64

Montana
Power Plants

95

Natural Gas Rank

#48

Coal Rank

#18

Nuclear Rank

#39

Hydroelectric Rank

#7

Wind Rank

#19

Solar Rank

#38

Monthly Net Generation for Montana

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential437.87M kWh12.52 cents/kWh$54.80M
Commercial398.81M kWh11.76 cents/kWh$46.88M
Industrial409.54M kWh6.65 cents/kWh$27.24M
Transportation0 kWh0.00 cents/kWh$0
Total1.25G kWh10.35 cents/kWh$128.92M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in Montana

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#23Canyon FerryU S Bureau of ReclamationHelena, Montana251.3 GWhNov 1953Dec 2022 Water
#19Clearwater Wind EastClearwater Wind East, LLCMiles City, Montana291.4 GWh-Apr 2024 Wind
#4Clearwater Wind IClearwater Energy Resources LLCMiles City, Montana1.4 TWhOct 2022Apr 2024 Wind
#1ColstripTalen Montana LLCColstrip, Montana11.1 TWhOct 1975Apr 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.9%
#17Colstrip Energy LPColstrip Energy LPColstrip, Montana320.3 GWhJan 1990Dec 2022 Waste/Other Coal : 99.9%
#14Dave Gates Generating StationNorthWestern Energy (MT wind/thermal)Anaconda, Montana497.2 GWhDec 2010Apr 2024 Natural Gas : 98.8% Distillate Fuel Oil : 1.2%
#7Fort PeckUSACE-OmahaFort Peck, Montana813.6 GWhJun 1943Dec 2022 Water
#11Hardin Generator ProjectHeorot Power ManagementHardin, Montana560.7 GWhFeb 2006Dec 2022 Subbituminous Coal : 99.4% Natural Gas : 0.6%
#5Hungry HorseU S Bureau of ReclamationColumbia Falls, Montana1.1 TWhSep 1952Dec 2022 Water
#15Judith Gap Wind Energy CenterInvenergy Services LLCHarlowton, Montana425.5 GWhNov 2005Apr 2024 Wind
#2LibbyUSACE Northwestern DivisionLibby, Montana2.2 TWhJul 1975Dec 2022 Water
#24MoronyNorthWestern Energy (MT Hydro)Great Falls, Montana242.8 GWhDec 1929Dec 2022 Water
#21NaturEner Glacier Wind Energy 2NaturEner Glacier Wind Energy 2 LLCEthridge, Montana258.4 GWhOct 2009Apr 2024 Wind
#10NaturEner Rim Rock EnergyNaturEner Rim Rock Energy LLCKevin, Montana607.8 GWhNov 2012Apr 2024 Wind
#3Noxon RapidsAvista CorpNoxon, Montana1.8 TWhAug 1959Dec 2022 Water
#8Pryor Mountain WindPacifiCorpBridger, Montana744.8 GWhMar 2021Apr 2024 Wind
#18Rainbow (MT)NorthWestern Energy (MT Hydro)Great Falls, Montana313.3 GWhFeb 2013Dec 2022 Water
#16RyanNorthWestern Energy (MT Hydro)Great Falls, Montana421.4 GWhJul 1915Dec 2022 Water
#6Selis Ksanka QlispeEnergy Keepers IncPolson, Montana1.1 TWhSep 1938Dec 2022 Water
#22South Peak WindALLETE Clean EnergyGeyser, Montana257.2 GWhMar 2020Apr 2024 Wind
#20Stillwater Wind, LLCPattern Operators LPReed Point, Montana268.8 GWhSep 2018Apr 2024 Wind
#12Thompson FallsNorthWestern Energy (MT Hydro)Thompson Falls, Montana526.0 GWhJun 1915Dec 2022 Water
#13Yellowstone Energy LPYellowstone Energy LPBillings, Montana506.0 GWhMay 1995Apr 2024 Petroleum Coke : 98.2% Other Gas : 1.8%
#9YellowtailU S Bureau of ReclamationHardin, Montana717.9 GWhJul 1966Dec 2022 Water

Electricity Generation by Montana Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#22Beaverhead County, MT292.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh92.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#5Big Horn County, MT31.3 TWh3.2 GWh0.0 Wh6.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#27Broadwater County, MT140.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#10Carbon County, MT5745.3 GWh0.0 Wh744.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4Cascade County, MT91.6 TWh0.0 Wh30.8 GWh5.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#18Custer County, MT2292.1 GWh448.1 MWh291.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#31Dawson County, MT12.2 GWh1.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#13Deer Lodge County, MT1497.2 GWh491.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#21Fallon County, MT3100.8 GWh0.0 Wh100.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Flathead County, MT41.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#30Golden Valley County, MT16.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh6.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#29Granite County, MT19.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#16Judith Basin County, MT2390.9 GWh0.0 Wh390.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#8Lake County, MT11.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Lewis and Clark County, MT4399.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh12.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#26Liberty County, MT148.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#3Lincoln County, MT12.2 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#25Madison County, MT165.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#9McCone County, MT2813.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#23Meagher County, MT182.3 GWh0.0 Wh82.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#28Richland County, MT226.6 GWh23.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#14Roosevelt County, MT3447.8 GWh187.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#1Rosebud County, MT513.0 TWh0.0 Wh1.6 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#2Sanders County, MT22.4 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#20Silver Bow County, MT1127.5 GWh127.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#17Stillwater County, MT9314.3 GWh0.0 Wh268.8 GWh4.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#24Sweet Grass County, MT275.1 GWh0.0 Wh75.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#19Teton County, MT3165.2 GWh0.0 Wh133.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#7Toole County, MT31.1 TWh0.0 Wh1.1 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#12Wheatland County, MT8536.7 GWh0.0 Wh536.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#11Yellowstone County, MT7705.9 GWh399.1 MWh5.6 GWh188.5 GWh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in Montana

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#12Arizona120.7 TWh213
#4California227.1 TWh2,272
#28Colorado62.0 TWh338
#44Idaho18.0 TWh196
#5Illinois197.7 TWh484
#21Iowa77.0 TWh345
#29Kansas61.9 TWh195
#30Minnesota59.8 TWh880
#22Missouri71.7 TWh176
#36Nebraska42.2 TWh145
#33Nevada45.8 TWh147
#37New Mexico41.4 TWh180
#34North Dakota45.0 TWh72
#17Oklahoma98.0 TWh159
#27Oregon66.3 TWh315
#42South Dakota19.5 TWh60
#39Utah33.2 TWh178
#13Washington109.5 TWh181
#24Wisconsin67.9 TWh308
#32Wyoming46.0 TWh91

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Apr 2024