Surprise Valley Electric

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About Surprise Valley Electric

Surprise Valley Electric is an electric cooperative, which means the company is owned by its customers and they vote in individuals to run the company. Surprise Valley Electric has an average residential electricity price of 10.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 27.97% less than the nationwide average price of 14.11 cents. The company 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 procured by the company. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $14,224,700, with 99.28% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average residential power bill for a customer of Surprise Valley Electric is $106.31 per month. Patrons of the company pay a 15.60% reduction compared to other residents of the United States. Electricity production is not part of the Surprise Valley Electric business plan, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other companies and then resell to their end users.

Surprise Valley Electric Net Metering

Customers of Surprise Valley Electric have the ability to take advantage of net metering. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically viable as it allows people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Electricity companies regularly report energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Surprise Valley Electric recently reported a loss of 9.79% of their electricity production amount. The UnitedStates energy loss average is 2.76%, giving Surprise Valley Electric a rank of 1383rd best out of 3509 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

Surprise Valley Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.078/kWh$160.49/mo.$72.58/mo.
562nd10.16¢Surprise Valley Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1273rd$106.31Average monthly electricity 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

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Energy Loss

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


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1383 National Rank

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Surprise Valley Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Surprise Valley Electric?

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

Who is the CEO of Surprise Valley Electric?

Brad Kresge is the CEO of Surprise Valley Electric.

What 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 $106.31.

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

Customers of Surprise Valley Electric, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 10.16 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many states does Surprise Valley Electric offer service to?

There are 3 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by Surprise Valley Electric including California, Oregon, and Nevada.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-06-01