Big Bend Electric Coop

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Big Bend Electric Coop Rate & Electric Bills

Big Bend Electric Coop residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.083/kWh$0.074/kWh$143.63/mo.$133.14/mo.
171st8.34¢Big Bend Electric Coop's Average residential price per kWh
2461st$143.31Average monthly electricity bill for Big Bend Electric Coop's residential customers

About Big Bend Electric Coop

Big Bend Electric Coop provides electricity to 2 counties and is classified as an electricity cooperative. At the moment, there are 9,584 customers of the provider. Exactly 2,482 of them are industrial properties, 1,916 are commercial customers and 5,186 of them are residential customers. Patrons of Big Bend Electric Coop spend, on average, 8.34 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity, which is 17.65% lower than the average state price of 10.13 cents and 38.96% lower than the US average of 13.67. The company had sales of 564,959 megawatt hours in 2020 sold to end users. Wholesale power purchases made up 100.00% of all electricity sourced by the company . Exactly 603,345 megawatt hours were acquired by way of the wholesale market. In 2020, the provider had revenue of $39,045,300 from retail electricity sales to end users.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Big Bend Electric Coop is $143.31 per month. Consumers of the supplier pay 35.14% more compared to the rest of the state. The provider currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it at a higher rate to end customers. The power grid managed by the company experiences an average of 1.12 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting on average 141.59 minutes. The US average for other providers is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes each outage.

Big Bend Electric Coop Net Metering

Customers of Big Bend Electric Coop are able to take advantage of net metering, which is a positive for both parties. Without net metering, solar panel installation is significantly less attractive economically, as consumers have no way to sell extra energy back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Big Bend Electric Coop reported a yearly loss of about 6.28% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity generation industry and electricity providers must report these losses. Big Bend Electric Coop's energy loss numbers place them at of 31st best out of the 56 providers that operate in Washington and report energy loss and 1196th best out of 3510 in the country.

Big Bend Electric Coop Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1373 North Highway 261
    Ritzville, Washington 99169
    United States of America
  • CEO:Yvette Armstrong

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Energy Loss

Big Bend Electric Coop's energy loss due to business operations.

-6.28%

Total Energy Loss

37,867MWh

1196 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Big Bend Electric Coop's Power Outages

141.59 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.12 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Big Bend Electric Coop State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Washington9,58439,045,30024100%

Big Bend Electric Coop County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County20,61339.16$118.80/mo
Franklin County96,74949.32$120.54/mo

Cities Big Bend Electric Coop Has Coverage

  • Connell, WA
  • Hatton, WA
  • Kahlotus, WA
  • Lind, WA
  • Mesa, WA
  • Othello, WA
  • Ritzville, WA
  • Washtucna, WA

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

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Big Bend Electric Coop FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Big Bend Electric Coop customers each month?

Big Bend Electric Coop currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $143.31, compared to the Washington average of $100.80 and the US of $100.80 for bundled service.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Big Bend Electric Coop customers?

Big Bend Electric Coop's current average bundled electricity rate is 8.34 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 10.13 cents and the average nationwide rate of 13.67 cents.

When will Big Bend Electric Coop power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Big Bend Electric Coop's customers is 141.59 minutes.

How many counties does Big Bend Electric Coop sell electricity to?

There are 2 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Big Bend Electric Coop including Washington.

Who is the CEO of Big Bend Electric Coop?

Yvette Armstrong is the CEO of Big Bend Electric Coop.

What is the phone number for Big Bend Electric Coop?

Big Bend Electric Coop's customer service phone number is (509) 659-1700

What cities does Big Bend Electric Coop provider electricity in?

Big Bend Electric Coop serves electricity in 8 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01