Richland Electric

Richland Electric supplies electricity in Benton County, Washington. With 25,613 total consumers, the supplier provides electricity to 23,966 residential customer accounts, 1,597 commercial accounts and 50 industrial locations. Richland Electric's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 9.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.36% higher than the average Washington rate of 9.95 cents. Of the 928,379 megawatt hours the provider sold and dispossessed, 906,062 were via retail sales. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. In 2020 the company had total electricity related revenue of $73,014,000, with 97.98% from retail sales.

About Richland Electric

The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $120.24, while the Richland Electric average is 0.53% higher at $120.87 per month. Richland Electric is the 916th ranked provider in the nation for average monthly bill amount. The company currently does not generate 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 consumers. Ongoing pursuits by the company have resulted in a drop in CO2 emission amounts of 0.11%.

Richland Electric Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for Richland Electric and any individuals who receive their electricity from the company. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for citizens. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell excess kilowatt hours back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable .

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Suppliers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Richland Electric reported a yearly loss of about 2.40% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of electricity lost results in them being given a rank of 1169th worst out of 3511 providers reporting energy loss in the United States.

Richland Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Richland Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.100/kWh$0.084/kWh$125.08/mo.$113.18/mo.
307th9.99¢Richland Electric's Average residential price per kWh
916th$120.87Average monthly electric bill for Richland Electric's residential customers

Richland Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Parent Company:Energy Northwest
  • Headquarters:625 Swift Boulevard MS-23
    Richland, Washington 99352
    United States of America
  • CEO:Clint Whitney

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Releasing 400,165,175.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Richland Electric comes in as the 22nd highest polluting electricity company in Washington out of the 38 we follow.

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Energy Loss

Richland Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss


1169 National Rank

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Benton County204,39038.85$108.60/mo

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Richland Electric FAQ:

What company is Richland Electric owned by?

Richland Electric is a subsidiary of Energy Northwest.

What is the average electricity rate for Richland Electric customers?

The average rate of electricity for customers of Richland Electric is 9.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How much is the average bill for Richland Electric customers each month?

Consumers of Richland Electric pay, on average, a monthly bill of $120.87.

What is the phone number for Richland Electric?

You can reach Richland Electric by phone via (509) 942-1104.

Who is the CEO of Richland Electric?

Clint Whitney is the CEO of Richland Electric.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25