Rates & Service Fees

BEC strives to provide the best possible electrical service at the lowest possible price. Our rates are based on wholesale electric costs, transmission costs, plus operation costs.

April 1, 2021 BEC Base, Energy & System Charges
July 1, 2021 NorthWestern Energy Transmission Charge
August 1, 2021 Home Energy Assistance

5% Minimum System
Charge on all 0 kW monthly reads

Revenue Group Monthly Base Charge kWh Energy Charge kWh NWE Transmission Charge

kW System Charge

Residential $30.00 $0.072618 $0.009677 $2.00*
Home Energy Assistance $15.00 $0.065356 $0.009677 $2.00*
Small Commercial $30.00 $0.069835 $0.009677 $2.00*
Large Commercial $150.00 $0.039881 $0.009677 $11.83
Industrial $1,000.00 $0.039881 $0.009677 $13.30
Irrigation Up to 24.9999 kW $56.00

25 kW Up to 49.9999 kW
$64.00

Over 50 kW
$72.00

$0.039881 $0.009677 $13.14**
Security Light Flat Monthly Rate $8.20

*The demand (system) $2.00 per kW is calculated using the one-time highest 15-minute demand placed on BEC’s electric system between the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM during each billing cycle.

**The minimum system charge is a monthly charge based on the monthly Peak System Demand (kW). If the current month’s Peak System Demand is 0 kW, the charge is calculated as 5% of the highest System Charge calculated in the previous 12 months multiplied by $13.14.

If you have questions, contact bec@beartoothelectric.com or call (406) 446-2310. We will be happy to help you.