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About Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy is an investor owned entity providing electricity in Washington. There are 1,060,394 residential customer accounts, 141,213 commercial customers and 3,240 industrial customers served by the provider. Puget Sound Energy averages 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour billed to their patrons for residential electricity, which is 16.88% lower than the nationwide average rate of 14.11 cents. Approximately 20,088,222 megawatt hours were sold by the company to retail accounts in 2020. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 40.95% and 59.35%, respectively, of all electricity sourced by the company. Power plants the company owns generated 11,700,918 megawatt hours and an additional 16,957,849 were acquired on wholesale channels. In 2020, the company earned $2,097,310,100 from retail electricity sales and a total of $148,083,600 from sales via wholesale channels.

The United States average monthly residential electricity bill is $125.95, while the Puget Sound Energy average is 14.82% lower at $107.28 per month. Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 6,339,841.06 megawatt hours, which is around 53.26% of their total generation. Dams and other hydroelectric facilities owned or operated by the electricity provider produce 957,819 megawatt hours, making the supplier the 35th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the country out of 3509 suppliers. The supplier generates a total of 2,633,365.86 megawatt hours from the burning of coal. This is the 110th most out of 3509 electric suppliers in the US

Puget Sound Energy Net Metering

Thankfully, Puget Sound Energy allows consumers to participate in net metering programs. This is a positive for any customer potentially purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess electricity back to the grid.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity generation business. Suppliers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Puget Sound Energy recently reported an annual loss of about 5.56% of the electricity that they generate. These averages allow us to compare and contrast the grid efficiencies of the various suppliers who operate throughout the US. Puget Sound Energy has earned a rank of 1044th best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the nation and 30th best out of 56 in the state.

Puget Sound Energy Rate & Electric Bills

Puget Sound Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.104/kWh$154.84/mo.$67.95/mo.
1316th11.73¢Puget Sound Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1305th$107.28Average monthly electricity bill for Puget Sound Energy's residential customers

Puget Sound Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Headquarters:355 110th Avenue Northeast
    Bellevue, Washington 98004
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mary E. Kipp

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Quick Facts About Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy produces 508 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.00% of their total production) from solar energy sources.

Puget Sound Energy is ranked 39th out of 3509 providers in the United States for the total percentage of electricity output from renewable sources.

Puget Sound Energy is the 105th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3509 electricity providers, producing 11,903,067.24 megawatt hours.

Puget Sound Energy generates 2,927,167 megawatt hours (or 24.59% of their total generation) from the use of renewable fuel sources in their production plants.

Puget Sound Energy produces 8,975,900.24 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 116th out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

Energy Loss

Puget Sound Energy's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.56%

Total Energy Loss

1,588,951MWh

1044 National Rank

Puget Sound Energy Energy Makeup

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Puget Sound Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Washington1,204,8472,450,578,5371100%

Puget Sound Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Chelan County79,07424.20$62.62/mo
Island County86,857211.43$105.49/mo
King County2,269,675311.83$106.78/mo
Kitsap County275,611311.71$108.13/mo
Kittitas County44,337311.51$131.03/mo
Okanogan County42,10469.17$115.96/mo
Pierce County921,130910.15$112.97/mo
Skagit County129,523111.75$107.28/mo
Snohomish County827,957210.14$98.29/mo
Thurston County294,793211.77$107.97/mo

Power Plants Owned by Puget Sound Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Colstrip MT Coal 10,539,711.0110,967,076,273.61,040.55
Frederickson CDP WA Natural Gas 1,289,676485,792,687.1376.68
Lower Snake River Wind Energy ProjectPuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Garfield County WA Wind 895,354
Ferndale Generating StationPuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Whatcom County WA Natural Gas 833,209.01334,458,779.24401.41
Kittitas County WA Wind 672,205
Sumas WA Natural Gas 517,542233,017,393.98450.24
Columbia County WA Wind 401,789
Concrete WA Conventional Hydroelectric 376,417
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 370,699
Bellingham WA Natural Gas 337,372169,054,200.7501.09

Puget Sound Energy Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
53.26%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
22.12%
WIND
Wind
Wind
16.54%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
8.05%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

Cities Puget Sound Energy Has Coverage

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Puget Sound Energy FAQ:

What percentage of Puget Sound Energy's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel types?

Puget Sound Energy generates 75.41% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Puget Sound Energy customers?

Puget Sound Energy's current average bundled electricity rate is 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 10.18 cents and the average US rate of 14.11 cents.

What is the phone number for Puget Sound Energy?

Puget Sound Energy's customer service phone number is (888) 225-5773

How many counties does Puget Sound Energy supply electricity in?

There are 11 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Puget Sound Energy including Washington.

What percentage of Puget Sound Energy's electricity is produced using renewable fuel sources?

Power generation facilities owned by or associated with Puget Sound Energy produce 24.59% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Puget Sound Energy?

Puget Sound Energy owns or is associated with 17 power plants.

What is the average bundled bill for Puget Sound Energy customers each month?

Customers of Puget Sound Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $107.28.

Who is the CEO of Puget Sound Energy?

Puget Sound Energy's current CEO is Mary E. Kipp.

What cities does Puget Sound Energy have customers in in?

Puget Sound Energy has customers in 80 cities in the United States.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-20