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BEC bills set for April decrease

By Eleanor Guerrero
Carbon County News
March 3, 2016

Effective rate decreases determined by Beartooth board

Red Lodge, MT – Electric rates for small commercial power from Beartooth Electric will decline by 12.7 percent as of March 1, 2016, under a rate reduction formula approved by the co-op’s board of trustees on February 23. Residential, large commercial and industrial class electricity users will have their rates reduced by ten percent. Irrigation users will receive a five percent rate decrease.

Changing times for Beartooth Electric Co-op

Where does the cooperative spirit go from here?


Red Lodge, MT – News that Lower Valley Energy and Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative may

consolidate has electrified discussion for a third rural co-op: Beartooth Electric. Lower Valley and

Fall River jointly announced on January 20 they intend to investigate becoming one entity.

Lower Valley Energy (LVE), a co-op based in Afton, Wyoming, signed a three-year management

agreement with Beartooth at the end of 2014, with a provision that the two co-ops may take an

Rates to decline for Beartooth Electric Co-op members

By Clair Johnson

Billings Gazette

The Beartooth Electric Cooperative board of trustees approved a 10 percent rate reduction for its members at its January meeting last week.

Rate Decrease for Beartooth Electric Co-op

A ten percent decrease in electricity rates for Beartooth Electric Co-op members was approved last week at the January meeting of the co-op’s board of trustees. This will be the second reduction in rates since the negotiation of the co-op’s exit from its former wholesale power group, Southern Montana Electric (Southern). Retail electric rates for members went down five percent last August. 

Power plant's fall comes 5 years after rise

By Karl Pucket

Great Falls Tribune

Dismantling of a $125 million, 46-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant is underway east of Great Falls, its fall coming just five years after its rise began with a construction groundbreaking in October 2010. Visitors weren't allowed into the Highwood Generating Station site Thursday. But from the entrance, workers in raised vehicle buckets could be seen working on poles and electrical lines. A crane was positioned next to the tallest and most valuable feature of the plant, a turbine that powered the facility.

Finally! BEC shares the good news

By Eleanor Guerrero CCN Senior Reporter

Carbon County News

BEC Annual Meeting could be uplifting

Beartooth Electric Cooperative

September 15, 2015

Red Lodge, MT – The trustees and management of Beartooth Electric Cooperative expect to have plenty of good news to impart to their members at the 77th annual meeting of the co-op, scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at Roberts High School.   

“We’re about to be in charge of our own fate,” said Arleen Boyd, who serves on the Beartooth board of trustees representing the Fishtail district. 


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