Tacoma Power is a municipally owned entity. The largest city served by the provider is Seattle, but the company also provides electricity to 69 cities in Washington. There are 162,789 residential customers, 17,605 commercial customers, one transportation customer and 2,536 industrial customers receiving electricity from the provider. On average, Tacoma Power's residential electricity price is 9.91 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is more than the state average rate of 9.91 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the national average of 13.33 cents. Of the 6,278,781 megawatt hours Tacoma Power sold and dispossessed, 74.31% were from retail sales and 22.91% were from wholesale sales. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple sources of megawatt hours including 1,582,551 megawatt hours generated by electricity plants they own and 4,670,510 megawatt hours purchased via the wholesale electricity market. In 2019 they had total electricity related revenue of $415,368,200, with 88.27% coming from retail sales and 9.11% from wholesale electricity sales.

About Tacoma Power

The Washington average monthly residential electricity bill is $97.39, while the Tacoma Power average is 0.48% less at $96.81 per month. This is the 19th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in Washington. The production of megawatt hours sold by Tacoma Power releases 1,047,688,929.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The company produces 100.00% of their total production, which is 2,567,290 megawatt hours, from sustainable fuels. Tacoma Power is the 7th largest supplier out of 87 providers in the state based on customer count.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity sold by Tacoma Power has byproducts of 1,047,688,929.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 308th most of any provider in the United States. This total results in 227.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, so the supplier ranks 3152nd highest in the United States for this category. The provider has roughly 2,567,290 megawatt hours of its electricity produced using Conventional Hydroelectric. Tacoma Power has associations with 7 power facilities within their operating territory. This is the 291st most electricity generating plants linked to a supplier out of the 3511 suppliers providing electricity that we receive data on in the country and 4th out of 87 in the state.

Tacoma Power Net Metering

Tacoma Power is one of 0 electricity providers in the state who offer net metering to their customers. This is a positive for any customer potentially purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unneeded electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

All providers who generate electricity suffer from some energy loss from heat dissipation or other factors. Tacoma Power is no different, as they have a yearly loss of roughly 2.53% of the aggregate electricity they produce. The state of Washington has an energy loss average of 3.06% and the countrywide average is 2.72%, giving Tacoma Power a rank of 45th worst out of 87 providers reporting energy loss in Washington.

Tacoma Power Rate & Electric Bills

Tacoma Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.106/kWh$0.080/kWh$129.41/mo.$66.47/mo.
576th9.91¢Tacoma Power's Average residential price per kWh
1118th$96.81Average monthly electric bill for Tacoma Power's residential customers

Tacoma Power Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:3628 South 35th Street
    Tacoma, Washington 98409
    United States of America

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Quick Facts About Tacoma Power

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Tacoma Power achieved a 251,862,331.87 kilogram decrease in CO2 emissions from the megawatt hours they sold throughout the last 12 months.

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Roughly 100.00% of Tacoma Power’s total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

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With generation of 2,567,290 megawatt hours, Tacoma Power is the 209th highest total producer of all companies in the nation.

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Energy Loss

Tacoma Power's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

158,781MWh

2276 National Rank

Tacoma Power Energy Makeup

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Tacoma Power State Coverage

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Washington182,932373,906,5226100%

Tacoma Power County Coverage

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King County2,252,782410.55$99.17/mo
Lewis County80,70749.42$110.51/mo
Mason County66,768410.29$108.47/mo
Pierce County904,98079.91$109.80/mo

Power Plants Owned by Tacoma Power

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Morton WA Conventional Hydroelectric 996,27561,965,399.262.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lewis County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 725,57644,741,055.2561.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
La Grande CDP WA Conventional Hydroelectric 347,00921,397,543.4261.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Alder CDP WA Conventional Hydroelectric 211,74813,056,972.8861.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mason County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 152,0359,374,907.8361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mason County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 104,8916,467,872.4661.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Grays Harbor County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 29,7561,834,848.6561.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Tacoma Power Fuel Makeup

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Cities Tacoma Power Has Coverage

  • Algona, WA
  • Auburn, WA
  • Beaux Arts Village, WA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Black Diamond, WA
  • Bonney Lake, WA
  • Bothell, WA
  • Buckley, WA
  • Burien, WA
  • Carbonado, WA
  • Carnation, WA
  • Centralia, WA
  • Chehalis, WA
  • Clyde Hill, WA
  • Covington, WA
  • Des Moines, WA
  • DuPont, WA
  • Duvall, WA
  • Eatonville, WA
  • Edgewood, WA
  • Enumclaw, WA
  • Federal Way, WA
  • Fife, WA
  • Fircrest, WA
  • Gig Harbor, WA
  • Hunts Point, WA
  • Issaquah, WA
  • Kenmore, WA
  • Kent, WA
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Maple Valley, WA
  • Medina, WA
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Milton, WA
  • Morton, WA
  • Mossyrock, WA
  • Napavine, WA
  • Newcastle, WA
  • Normandy Park, WA
  • North Bend, WA
  • Orting, WA
  • Pacific, WA
  • Pe Ell, WA
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Redmond, WA
  • Renton, WA
  • Roy, WA
  • Ruston, WA
  • Sammamish, WA
  • SeaTac, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shelton, WA
  • Shoreline, WA
  • Skykomish, WA
  • Snoqualmie, WA
  • South Prairie, WA
  • Steilacoom, WA
  • Sumner, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Toledo, WA
  • Tukwila, WA
  • University Place, WA
  • Vader, WA
  • Wilkeson, WA
  • Winlock, WA
  • Woodinville, WA
  • Yarrow Point, WA

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

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Tacoma Power FAQ:

What is the average bill for Tacoma Power customers each month?

Customers of Tacoma Power pay, on average, a monthly bill of $96.81.

What percentage of Tacoma Power’s electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with Tacoma Power produce 0% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for Tacoma Power?

The Tacoma Power phone number is (253) 502-8602.

What is the average electricity rate for Tacoma Power customers?

Consumers of Tacoma Power, on average, have an electricity rate 9.91 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Tacoma Power’s electricity is generated from renewable fuel sources?

Tacoma Power generates 100.00% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

How many counties does Tacoma Power sell electricity in?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Tacoma Power including, Washington.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Tacoma Power?

There are 7 power plants owned by or associated Tacoma Power.

What cities does Tacoma Power provider electricity to?

Tacoma Power serves electricity to 69 cities.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25