Billings-area electric co-op rates compare well, at average usage, CEO says

Residential electric rates for one of Montana’s largest rural cooperatives compare well to NorthWestern Energy, when measured at the co-op customers’ average usage, says the co-op’s CEO.

“We compete very well, actually,” Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op CEO Brandon Wittman told MTN News. “So, is it fair to compare? It is, at the correct usage.”

In a story last month, MTN News compared the residential electric rates charged by Montana’s largest utility, NorthWestern Energy, to other major utilities in the region.