Puget Sound Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Puget Sound Energy

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About Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy is an investor owned entity providing electricity in Washington. The supplier has a total of 1,219,277 customers. There are 3,195 industrial customers, 142,103 commercial accounts, one transportation customer and 1,073,978 residential accounts. The average residential electricity rate for patrons of Puget Sound Energy is around 12.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 19.81% higher than the average Washington rate of 10.72 cents and 17.70% less than the national average of 15.61. Approximately 21,613,415 megawatt hours were sold by the company to retail accounts in 2022. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 38.58% and 61.78%, respectively, of all electricity sourced by the company. Power plants the company owns generated 11,198,936 megawatt hours and an additional 17,932,254 were acquired on wholesale channels. In 2022, the company earned $2,498,130,500 from retail electricity sales and a total of $546,960,700 from sales via wholesale channels.

The United States average monthly residential electricity bill is $133.26, while the Puget Sound Energy average is 11.82% lower at $117.51 per month. Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 8,042,050.47 megawatt hours, which is around 60.27% 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 3510 suppliers. The supplier generates a total of 2,737,895.03 megawatt hours from the burning of coal. This is the 92nd most out of 3510 electric suppliers in the US

Puget Sound Energy Net Metering

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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 4.63% 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 793rd best out of 3510 suppliers who report energy loss in the nation and 32nd 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$0.134/kWh$0.104/kWh$154.84/mo.$67.95/mo.
1433rd12.85¢Puget Sound Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1349th$117.51Average 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 630 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.00% of their total production) from solar energy sources.

Puget Sound Energy is ranked 48th out of 3510 providers in the United States for the total percentage of electricity output from renewable sources.

Puget Sound Energy is the 97th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3510 electricity providers, producing 13,344,167.74 megawatt hours.

Puget Sound Energy generates 2,541,752 megawatt hours (or 19.05% of their total generation) from the use of renewable fuel sources in their production plants.

Puget Sound Energy produces 10,802,415.74 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 94th out of 3510 suppliers in the country.

Energy Loss

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


Total Energy Loss


793 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

Puget Sound Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Chelan County79,92624.47$72.79/mo
Island County86,625212.29$111.92/mo
King County2,266,789312.74$113.58/mo
Kitsap County277,673312.67$115.18/mo
Kittitas County44,147312.24$144.20/mo
Okanogan County41,96669.79$135.95/mo
Pierce County927,380910.37$115.79/mo
Skagit County131,179112.72$114.40/mo
Snohomish County840,079210.59$101.97/mo
Thurston County298,758212.71$114.97/mo

Power Plants Owned by Puget Sound Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Colstrip MT Coal 10,959,853.0411,421,112,818.691,042.09
Ferndale Generating StationPuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Whatcom County WA Natural Gas 1,533,725613,372,910.82399.92
Bellingham WA Natural Gas 795,517387,687,314487.34
Lower Snake River Wind Energy ProjectPuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Garfield County WA Wind 719,138
Skagit County WA Natural Gas 706,735445,136,360.9629.85
Kittitas County WA Wind 532,377
Columbia County WA Wind 332,418
Pierce County WA Distillate Fuel Oil 240214,248.04892.7

Puget Sound Energy Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
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Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Puget Sound Energy Has Coverage

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

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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 80.95% 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 12.85 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 10.72 cents and the average US rate of 15.61 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 19.05% 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 8 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 $117.51.

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.

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