Columbia River PUD

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About Columbia River PUD

Columbia River PUD is a political subdivision headquartered in Deer Island, Oregon and serving customers in Columbia County, Oregon including in cities such as St. Helens, Scappoose, Columbia City, Rainier, and Warren CDP. The supplier has 26 industrial customer accounts, 15,713 residential customer accounts and 1,029 commercial customers whom they provide electricity services to. Columbia River PUD has an average residential electricity rate of 8.51 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 39.71% below the national average price of 14.11 cents, ranking the provider at 189th best for average electricity rate out of 2923 companies in the United States. In 2020 the company sold 96.18% of their disposition via normal retail sales to end users. Wholesale power purchases made up 100.00% of all electricity sourced . Exactly 485,709 megawatt hours were purchased on the wholesale market. In 2020, the supplier made a total of $34,690,800 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 99.48% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Columbia River PUD is $99.84. The supplier currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices and then resell it at a higher rate to end customers.

Columbia River PUD Net Metering

Offering net metering to customers is a win-win situation for Columbia River PUD and any residents who get their electricity from the company. This makes it cheaper for people who are interested to install solar and other electricity options as they have the ability to sell unneeded kilowatt hours back to the electricity supplier.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Companies must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Columbia River PUD recently reported a yearly loss of about 3.73% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 8th best out of 39 providers who report energy loss in the state.

Columbia River PUD Rate & Electric Bills

Columbia River PUD 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.
189th8.51¢Columbia River PUD's Average residential price per kWh
1057th$99.84Average monthly electricity bill for Columbia River PUD's residential customers

Columbia River PUD Overview

  • Company Type:Political Subdivision
  • Headquarters:64001 Columbia River Highway
    Deer Island, Oregon 97054
    United States of America
  • CEO:Michael Sykes

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Energy Loss

Columbia River PUD's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


557 National Rank

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Columbia River PUD State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Columbia River PUD County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Columbia County52,589413.83$148.69/mo

Cities Columbia River PUD Has Coverage

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

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Columbia River PUD FAQ:

What is the phone number for Columbia River PUD?

You can reach Columbia River PUD by phone via (503) 397-1844.

What cities does Columbia River PUD sell electricity to?

Columbia River PUD serves electricity to 5 cities in the country.

What is the average bundled bill for Columbia River PUD customers each month?

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Columbia River PUD is $99.84. The state average bundled bill is $103.27 and the national average is $103.27.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Columbia River PUD customers?

Columbia River PUD's current average bundled electricity rate is 8.51 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Oregon bundled rate of 11.07 cents and the average United States rate of 14.11 cents.

Who is the CEO of Columbia River PUD?

The current CEO of Columbia River PUD is Michael Sykes.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-01