NW Energy electric rates still among highest in region

As NorthWestern Energy seeks to acquire more power for its Montana customers, it’s already charging some of the highest electric rates in the region, among major utilities, an MTN News analysis shows.

As of next week, NorthWestern’s residential customers in Montana will be paying 11.6 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for their power – the highest rate among nine investor-owned utilities that MTN News examined in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.

For a home consuming 750 kWh a month, that works out to a monthly bill of $91.