Surprise Valley Electric

About Surprise Valley Electric

Surprise Valley Electric is an electricity cooperative with headquarters in Alturas, California and supplying power to customers in 3 states in the US including in major cities such as Lakeview, Alturas, Cedarville CDP, California Pines CDP, and Paisley. Surprise Valley Electric's patrons purchase electricity for, on average, 10.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 23.36% less than the average nationwide price of 13.26 cents. They had sales of 152,956 megawatt hours in 2020 via retail sales. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 170,202 megawatt hours procured by the company. In 2020, they made a total of $14,224,700 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 99.28% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

Consumers of the company pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $107.56. This is 8.79% lower than the US average bill of $117.93. The provider is not associated with any power plants and all of the megawatt hours that they sell to their consumers must be purchased from other suppliers.

Surprise Valley Electric Net Metering

Net metering services are accessible to customers of Surprise Valley Electric. Net metering allows citizens to sell megawatt hours back to the grid, making the purchase of solar panels and other alternative electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

Surprise Valley Electric currently suffers from the loss of around 9.79% of the electricity that they generate via heat dissipation and other causes. The nationwide energy loss average is 2.76%, resulting in Surprise Valley Electric receiving a rank of 1383rd best out of 3510 providers reporting energy loss in the nation.

Surprise Valley Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Surprise Valley Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.107/kWh$0.078/kWh$153.05/mo.$72.58/mo.
622nd10.16¢Surprise Valley Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1401st$107.56Average monthly electric bill for Surprise Valley Electric's residential customers

Surprise Valley Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:800 West 12th Street
    Alturas, California 96101
    United States of America
  • CEO:Brad Kresge

Surprise Valley Electric Contact

Surprise Valley Electric Service

  • Outage Phone:(530) 233-3511
Energy provider of the year for National, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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Energy provider of the year for Oregon, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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Energy provider of the year for Nevada, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
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Energy Loss

Surprise Valley Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1383 National Rank

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Surprise Valley Electric State Coverage

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

Surprise Valley Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Harney County7,39359.19$89.21/mo
Humboldt County16,83139.83$138.25/mo
Klamath County68,238410.03$105.71/mo
Lake County7,86969.63$112.24/mo
Lassen County30,573516.58$116.43/mo
Modoc County8,841312.02$113.69/mo
Washoe County471,519211.64$104.28/mo

Cities Surprise Valley Electric Has Coverage

  • Alturas, CA
  • Lakeview, OR
  • Paisley, OR

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

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Surprise Valley Electric FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Surprise Valley Electric?

The current CEO of Surprise Valley Electric is Brad Kresge.

What is the phone number for Surprise Valley Electric?

Surprise Valley Electric's customer service phone number is (530) 233-3511

How much is the average bundled bill for Surprise Valley Electric customers each month?

Consumers of Surprise Valley Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $107.56.

What cities does Surprise Valley Electric supply electricity in?

Surprise Valley Electric provides electricity to 3 cities throughout the country including, California, Oregon, and Nevada.

How many counties does Surprise Valley Electric offer service in?

Surprise Valley Electric offers service to customers in 7 counties throughout the US.

How many states does Surprise Valley Electric offer service in?

There are 3 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by Surprise Valley Electric.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Surprise Valley Electric customers?

The average BUNDLED price of electricity for customers of Surprise Valley Electric is 10.16 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-03