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Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) is a not-for-profit company with it's office located in beautiful Red Lodge and a crew outpost located in Columbus, Montana. We were incorporated in 1938 and have a long history of service to Stillwater, Sweetgrass, and Carbon Counties in Montana along with a portion of Park County in Wyoming. We currently serve over 4,480 members.

Our mission is to continue to provide our membership with competitive and reliable electric service while enhancing their quality of life. With the wise use of energy and communication, we plan for affordable and long-term stable power for years to come.

We encourage members to learn about our efforts and utilize this website to stay informed. We supply more than electric energy services. We supply customer service. We are here to serve in any way we can.

Here are some interesting facts about your cooperative:

BEC FACTS

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Miles of Line

1,814

1,804

1,798

1,777

1,749

Average Number of Accounts Billed

5,977

5,902

5,838

5,779

5,703

Total kWh Purchased

72,506,764

70,345,290

73,221,881

72,730,530

69,087,177

Total kWh Sold $62,604,260 60,852,637 63,316,018 62,935,423 62,108,250
Residential kWh Rate
*as of July 2017
$0.095750 
*$0.088768
$0.119426 $0.127957 $0.127957 $$0.127957
Residential Base Charge $33.50 $33.50 $33.50 $33.50 $33.50
Average Monthly kWh Consumed per Billed Consumer 873 859 904 908 908

Total Revenue from kWh Sales

$8,919,960

$9,986,155

$10,476,157

$10,372,950

$10,213,251

Total Cost of Purchased Power

$3,031,272

$4,555,926

$5,110,707

$5,008,232

$4,934,094

Average Wholesale Cost Per kWh Sold

$0.0484

$0.07

$0.0807

$0.0800

$0.0736

Total Number of Employees 14 15 17 18 19

Capital Credits Paid to Date

$3,083,386

$2,756,137

$2,735,452

$2,681,826

$2,649,566

Total Member Margins & Equities

$7,342,114

$6,241,729

$5,216,933

$4,651,171

$4,035,472

 

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