Rate Comparison Tool

NorthWestern Energy historically has had rates that are among the lowest in the nation. If you are planning to relocate your family or business, use our online rate comparison tool to help you estimate the cost difference of your monthly electricity and/or natural gas bill. Or click on one of the maps to enlarge it to see the electric or natural gas rate comparison at a glance.

 

Step 1. Select type of service and energy usage.

  • Residential
    • Electric based on 750 Kilowatt Hours (kWh) per month
    • Natural gas based on 100 Therms per month
  • Small Commercial
    • Electric based on 1,500 kWh per month
    • Natural gas based on 200 Therms per month
  • Medium Commercial
    • Electric based on 14,000 kWh per month and 40 kW Demand
    • Natural gas based on 400 Therms per month
  • Large Commercial
    • Electric based on 180,000 kWh per month and 500 kW Demand
    • Natural gas based on 1000 Therms per month
  • Small Industrial
    • Electric based on 650,000 kWh per month and 1,000 kW Demand
    • Natural gas based on 10,000 Therms per month

  • Note: To convert natural gas sold in MCF to Therms use this formula: MCF x 10.0250 = Therms.

Step 2. Select electric service by city to compare.

  • From the drop-down menu, select the city closest to where you currently live. The electric service provider for that area and the rates are displayed automatically.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the city closest to where you are planning to move. The electric service provider for that area and the rates are displayed automatically.

Step 3. Select natural gas service by city to compare.

  • From the drop-down menu, select the state closest to where you currently live. The average natural gas rates for that state are displayed automatically.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the state closest to where you are planning to move. The average natural gas rates for that state are displayed automatically.

 

Note: Electric rates are as of January 2017 as published in the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Typical Bills and Average Rate Report. Electric rates for Nebraska are from Nebraska Public Power. Natural gas rates are state-level averages as of January 2017 from the Energy Information Administration Department of Energy Web site www.eia.doe.gov. NorthWestern Energy natural gas rates shown for Montana, Nebraska, and South Dakota are actual rates as of January 2017. The rates used for this tool are updated semiannually. NorthWestern Energy rates are subject to monthly natural gas fuel or electric supply cost adjustments.

 

Step 1.
Residential Small Commercial Medium Commercial
Large Commercial   Small Industrial  
Step 2.          
ELECTRIC  
Cost Per
kWh
kW
Demand
Avg. Bill
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Step 3.          
NATURAL GAS   Cost Per
Therm
Monthly
Therm
  Avg. Bill
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