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Data for 2020  |  Release date: November 4, 2021  |  Next release date: December 2022  

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Montana Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Montana)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Hydroelectric
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 5,866 41
Electric utilities 3,241 38
IPP & CHP 2,625 35
Net generation (megawatthours) 23,353,290 40
Electric utilities 11,347,263 35
IPP & CHP 12,006,027 32
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 7,457 33
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 10,361 39
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 10,416 37
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.6 17
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.9 18
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 981 18
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 14,584,179 42
Full service provider sales 11,664,564 43
Energy-only provider sales 2,919,615 18
Direct use (megawatthours) 28,108 50
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.13 35
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, Annual Electric Generator Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report and predecessor forms.

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