Columbia County, Oregon Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Columbia County, Oregon Electricity Overview

During the course of the past year, Columbia County saw a 6.67% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

Columbia County generates 100.00% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 62.41 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Columbia County as the 3rd highest county out of 36 counties in the state for non-renewable generation per capita per year.

Columbia County is home to 52,589 residents and its power generation facilities produce 3,281,950 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 62.41 megawatt hours per capita.

Columbia County is ranked as the 1024th largest electricity consuming county out of 3221 counties in the nation with over 600,000 megawatt hours being used by customers for their electricity needs.

With total production of 3,281,950 megawatt hours, Columbia County is ranked 6th highest producer of electricity in Oregon out of 36 counties for total generation.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Columbia County totals $148.69. For comparison, the state average bill is $105.56

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    649,540 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,281,950 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,281,950 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    62.41 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    255,516,294 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,858.74 kg

St. Helens, OR Electricity Overview

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On average, residents living within St. Helens are billed a residential electricity rate of 8.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.27% below the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. Customers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $100. This is 22.99% below the national average of $129.86. Columbia River PUD is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

St. Helens emits 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 40th worst polluting city out of 427 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 22,147,124.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Electricity companies servicing St. Helens must turn to power produced in nearby cities and rural areas, since no power production takes place in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. Helens

St. Helens residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.112/kWh$146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
18th8.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Helens
188th$100Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Helens Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Helens, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Columbia River PUDBUNDLED8.5199.84221,25318,824,500
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.44110.287,937,7161,066,605,560

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Scappoose, OR Electricity Overview

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On average, residents living within Scappoose are billed a residential electricity rate of 8.51 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.94% below the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. Customers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $99.84. This is 23.12% below the national average of $129.86. Columbia River PUD is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Scappoose emits 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 317th worst polluting city out of 427 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 12,839,145.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Electricity companies servicing Scappoose must turn to power produced in nearby cities and rural areas, since no power production takes place in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Scappoose

Scappoose residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.085/kWh$0.077/kWh$99.84/mo.$86.01/mo.
10th8.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Scappoose
183rd$99.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Scappoose Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Scappoose, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Columbia River PUDBUNDLED8.5199.84221,25318,824,500

Vernonia, OR Electricity Overview

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On average, residents living within Vernonia are billed a residential electricity rate of 19.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 72.85% above the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. This makes the city 425th lowest for average electricity rate out of 427 cities in Oregon. Customers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $192.62. This is 48.33% above the national average of $129.86. West Oregon Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Vernonia emits 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 40th worst polluting city out of 427 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 3,805,259.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Electricity companies servicing Vernonia must turn to power produced in nearby cities and rural areas, since no power production takes place in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vernonia

Vernonia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.192/kWh$192.62/mo.$185.27/mo.
425th19.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vernonia
425th$192.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vernonia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vernonia, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
West Oregon Electric CooperativeBUNDLED19.59192.6248,919.129,585,497.46

Electricity Production in Columbia County, Oregon

Power Plants in Columbia County, Oregon

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 2,456,623911,422,550.36371.01
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 825,327379,632,626.8459.98

Columbia County, Oregon Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Columbia County emits 4,858.74 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the highest polluting county out of 36 counties in the state based on emissions per capita. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity use of 255,516,294.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The main fuel consumed in Columbia County is Natural Gas. They generate 3,281,950 megawatt hours from this fuel type. There are 2 power plants in Columbia County, which is the 980th most plants in a county in the US.

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Columbia County, Oregon Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Columbia County include Clatskanie PUD, Columbia River PUD, and Portland General Electric The state has great net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Columbia County is 3.21%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Columbia River PUD, Clatskanie PUD, and Portland General Electric. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Columbia County a rank of best in Oregon out of 36 counties.

Providers In Each City in Columbia County:

  • Clatskanie, Oregon:
    • Clatskanie PUD: 100.00%
  • Columbia City, Oregon:
    • Columbia River PUD: 100.00%
  • Prescott, Oregon:
    • Columbia River PUD: 100.00%
  • Rainier, Oregon:
    • Columbia River PUD: 63.49%
    • Clatskanie PUD: 36.51%
  • Scappoose, Oregon:
    • Columbia River PUD: 100.00%
  • St. Helens, Oregon:
    • Portland General Electric: 1.56%
    • Columbia River PUD: 98.44%
  • Vernonia, Oregon:
    • West Oregon Electric Cooperative: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Columbia County, Oregon?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Columbia River PUD16,423
2Clatskanie PUD3,810
3Portland General Electric3,613
4West Oregon Electric Cooperative1,334

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Columbia County, Oregon?

The largest electricity company in Columbia County, Oregon by megawatt hours sold is Clatskanie PUD.

How many electric companies offer service in Columbia County, Oregon?

There are 4 electricity suppliers operating in Columbia County, Oregon.

How many power plants are in Columbia County, Oregon?

There are 2 active power plants in Columbia County, Oregon

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-10-24