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Electricity In Washington
- Total Consumption85,134,554 MWh / 11.18 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions13,158,880,814 kg
- Total Production111,943,305 MWh / 14.7 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Washington
Washington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.
Energy Profile of Washington
Washington's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents of Washington enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 9.91 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. Residents in the state don’t have much choice in their electricity provider due to the fact that Washington has a regulated electricity market based on the consumer’s location. Customers in the state have 0.77 power outages on average per year, with outages lasting about 85.37 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. In the last year, coal usage for the purpose of electricity production in the state has decreased by 16.21%. The state ranks as the 37th worst polluting state in the nation when considering total CO2 equivalent emissions, with over 13,158,880,813.53 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity use. The state uses over 85,100,000 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 15th ranked state for total electricity consumption.
Electricity Providers in Washington
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Puget Sound Energy||11.15||99.78||11,225,272||1,251,592,089||9,529,092.7||7,627,592,251.93|
|Snohomish County PUD||10.17||97.5||3,793,191||385,618,000||548,120||1,957,288,208.53|
|Seattle City Light||11.85||75.15||3,265,212||386,963,079||5,988,940||2,135,558,100.35|
|Clark Public Utilities||9.20||97.11||2,529,922||232,868,000||1,622,376||1,774,727,817.22|
|Chelan County PUD||3.19||59.14||878,505||27,985,300||8,645,290||27,543,169.4|
|Grant County PUD||5.59||99.84||838,420||46,844,000||9,742,987||161,769,146.72|
Power Plants in Washington
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Grand CouleeUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
Chief JosephUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Columbia Generating StationEnergy Northwest (100.00%)
Rocky ReachChelan County PUD (100.00%)
WanapumGrant County PUD (100.00%)
Transalta Centralia GenerationTransAlta (100.00%)
Priest RapidsGrant County PUD (100.00%)
WellsDouglas County PUD (100.00%)
BoundarySeattle City Light (100.00%)
Grays Harbor Energy FacilityInvenergy (100.00%)
Washington produces 3.64 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 45th highest state in the country for non-renewable production per capita.
Roughly 5,066,027.86 megawatt hours of electricity in Washington are created each year using natural gas. This is 0.67 megawatt hours per resident in the state each year.
Washington ranks 34th for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 11.18 megawatt hours per year per person.
The average monthly electric expense in Washington is 18.92% less than the US average monthly bill.
Washington produces 0.67 megawatt hours of electricity per capita from coal a year, which is 37th highest in the US.
Washington has had a 16.98% reduction in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production during the previous 12 months, which is an admirable effort.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Adams County||19,983||8 providers||3||8.30||$114.36/mo|
|Asotin County||22,582||9 providers||9.78||$110.64/mo|
|Benton County||204,390||14 providers||4||8.87||$122.80/mo|
|Chelan County||77,200||10 providers||3||6.38||$89.45/mo|
|Clallam County||77,331||7 providers||1||10.78||$119.63/mo|
|Clark County||488,241||10 providers||1||9.17||$99.95/mo|
|Columbia County||3,985||12 providers||4||10.04||$123.89/mo|
|Cowlitz County||110,593||11 providers||5||8.98||$117.69/mo|
|Douglas County||43,429||13 providers||1||5.11||$86.05/mo|
|Ferry County||7,627||10 providers||9.58||$106.39/mo|
|Franklin County||95,222||14 providers||2||9.24||$124.44/mo|
|Garfield County||2,225||10 providers||1||9.82||$111.63/mo|
|Grant County||97,733||14 providers||7||7.18||$107.91/mo|
|Grays Harbor County||75,061||10 providers||5||10.92||$113.26/mo|
|Island County||85,141||4 providers||10.95||$99.31/mo|
|Jefferson County||32,221||9 providers||2||11.09||$116.76/mo|
|King County||2,252,782||12 providers||11||10.70||$94.76/mo|
|Kitsap County||271,473||5 providers||10.73||$105.22/mo|
|Kittitas County||47,935||16 providers||4||8.44||$105.54/mo|
|Klickitat County||22,425||14 providers||12||9.65||$121.51/mo|
|Lewis County||80,707||14 providers||6||9.99||$109.61/mo|
|Lincoln County||10,939||9 providers||2||8.59||$110.20/mo|
|Mason County||66,768||10 providers||3||11.00||$112.29/mo|
|Okanogan County||42,243||14 providers||8.15||$107.33/mo|
|Pacific County||22,471||10 providers||9.51||$104.79/mo|
|Pend Oreille County||13,724||8 providers||2||8.96||$113.95/mo|
|Pierce County||904,980||17 providers||6||9.90||$106.96/mo|
|San Juan County||17,582||3 providers||13.80||$127.04/mo|
|Skagit County||129,205||10 providers||4||11.13||$102.10/mo|
|Skamania County||12,083||14 providers||1||9.55||$110.38/mo|
|Snohomish County||822,083||7 providers||5||10.59||$96.92/mo|
|Spokane County||522,798||10 providers||7||8.72||$101.41/mo|
|Stevens County||45,723||8 providers||3||8.97||$102.77/mo|
|Thurston County||290,536||11 providers||3||10.48||$109.32/mo|
|Wahkiakum County||4,488||11 providers||8.98||$119.81/mo|
|Walla Walla County||60,760||10 providers||3||10.25||$125.96/mo|
|Whatcom County||229,247||10 providers||12||10.77||$96.97/mo|
|Whitman County||50,104||13 providers||4||9.73||$109.59/mo|
|Yakima County||250,873||18 providers||5||9.00||$116.63/mo|
Approximately 13,158,880,813.53 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases are released in the state of Washington due to electricity production. More telling of the state’s emissions reality is the per person CO2 totals. That amount stands at 1,728.05 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases, which results in them being the 51st highest state in the country for CO2 pollution per capita. Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 66.12% of the fuel used for electricity production in the state of Washington. Natural Gas and Wind make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 12.10% and 7.82% of total electricity generation, respectively. Washington has 131 power producing plants, which is the 25th most power plants in a state and the 44th highest number of power plants per citizen in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Washington
Where does Washington get its electricity?
Natural Gas and Wind also make up 12.10% and 7.82% respectively.
How much does electricity cost in Washington?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 9.91 cents in Washington in 2021.