Montana electricity rates in October 2017 averaged 11.42 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 11 percent less than the 12.84 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in October 2017.
Montana natural gas rates in October 2017 averaged 8.21 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 39 percent less than the 13.50 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in October 2017.
The U.S. DOE will be funding clean energy projects in two dozen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, it announced yesterday.
Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
For the first time ever, natural gas is expected to surpass coal as an electricity generating source in the United States.