North Fork of the Blackfoot River

Rates

Rates at MEC are set by the Board of Trustees. Rate and Fee booklets are available from MEC’s Missoula Office.

Definitions

Fixed Charges: Often referred to the “Base Charge”, this amount is designed for the Cooperative to recoup its costs related to the infrastructure necessary to serve a given category of a load. Fixed costs will vary from co-op to co-op and from one rate category to another as they are based on how many poles, wires, and other equipment is necessary to serve a given category of a load.

Energy Charges: All energy usage is metered in kilowatt-hours. A kilowatt-hour is the amount of energy necessary to light one 100-Watt light bulb for 10 hours or one 1,000-Watt light bulb for one hour.

Demand Charges: All demand is measured in kilowatts, and applies to commercial and industrial loads. Demand represents the amount of current the Cooperative must maintain at the ready for a given consumer.

Rate Tables

Rural Residential Service

Montana Idaho
Fixed Charge $28.00/month $28.50/month
Energy Charge
0-1,000 kWh $0.0725/kWh $0.0787/kWh
>1,001 kWh $0.0735/kWh $0.0787/kWh

Small Commercial Single Phase

Montana Idaho
Fixed Charge $31.50/month $31.50/month
Energy Charge $0.0727/kWh $0.0775/kWh

Small Commercial Multi-Phase

Montana Idaho
Fixed Charge $36.50/month $36.50/month
Energy Charge $0.0727/kWh $0.0775/kWh

Large Commercial

Montana Idaho
Fixed Charge $42.00/month $43.50/month
Energy Charge $0.0436/kWh $0.0436/kWh
Demand Charge $11.00/KW $

Irrigation

Montana Idaho
Annual Fixed Charge
5 HP to 10 HP $300.00/year $300.00/year
>10 HP to <30 HP $500.00/year $500.00/year
30 HP and greater $750.00/year $750.00/year
Energy Charge $0.0570/kWh $0.0570/kWh
 
Horsepower Charge
10HP or Less No Charge No Charge
Over 10 HP $10.00 per HP/year $10.00 per HP/year

New Industrial Loads

Contact Missoula Electric Cooperative for more information about our Industrial Rates for new industrial loads locating in our service territory.

Yard Lights

Montana Idaho
48 Watt LED $13.50/month $15.50/month
250 Watt HPS $19.50/month $22.50/month
400 Watt HPS $21.00/month $24.50/month