Electricity Rates in Washington
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Washington
- Population see rank7,705,281
- Total Production see rank117,769,823 MWh / 15.28 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank89,057,887 MWh / 11.56 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank90,666,582 MWh / 11.77 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank7,908,436,137 kg / 1,026.37 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank27,103,367 MWh / 3.52 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Washington
Washington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Washington Electricity Fuel Mix
Washington's Electricity Prices and Usage
Washington's residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 10.20 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 29.47% lower than the national average rate of 14.46 cents. This ranks Washington as the lowest priced state in the nation by average electric rate. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only one or two electricity company options to choose from when obtaining electricity. There are over 7,908,436,136.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption in the state, which is enough to make Washington the 39th highest CO2 emitting state in the country based on total kilograms emitted. Power generation plants in the state generate 32.24% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be exported or stored for later use. The state has emissions of 1,026.37 kilograms per person of CO2 emissions, compared to the nationwide average of 4,459.99. Puget Sound Energy is the largest provider in the state based on total residential customers.
Residential Electricity Providers in Washington
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Puget Sound Energy||BUNDLED||11.75||107.28||11,619,304||1,365,159,777||9,268,139.49|
|Snohomish County PUD||BUNDLED||10.08||97.98||3,920,049||395,210,000||500,807|
|Seattle City Light||BUNDLED||12.01||76.11||3,332,898||400,384,198||6,664,210|
|Clark Public Utilities||BUNDLED||9.24||97.64||2,609,832||241,278,000||1,695,116|
|Chelan County PUD||BUNDLED||3.21||56.82||843,862||27,122,700||9,376,648|
|Grant County PUD||BUNDLED||5.66||94.8||796,738||45,094,000||10,233,347|
|Cowlitz County PUD||BUNDLED||8.65||119.1||764,360||66,113,000|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Washington
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Puget Sound Energy||BUNDLED||11.31||573.83||8,596,963||972,382,708||9,268,139.49|
|Seattle City Light||BUNDLED||10.38||796.18||4,746,542||492,607,083||6,664,210|
|Snohomish County PUD||BUNDLED||8.83||499.34||2,354,948||208,009,000||500,807|
|Clark Public Utilities||BUNDLED||7.49||441.1||1,354,132||101,416,000||1,695,116|
|Grant County PUD||BUNDLED||4.03||434.33||956,754||38,548,000||10,233,347|
|Chelan County PUD||BUNDLED||3.54||205.14||449,584||15,936,900||9,376,648|
|Cowlitz County PUD||BUNDLED||8.69||454.39||384,885||33,459,000|
Power Plants in Washington
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Grand CouleeUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
|Okanogan County||Conventional Hydroelectric||20,837,639|
Chief JosephUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Douglas County||Conventional Hydroelectric||12,291,590|
Columbia Generating StationEnergy Northwest (100.00%)
|Klickitat County||Conventional Hydroelectric||8,703,401|
Rocky ReachChelan County PUD (100.00%)
|Chelan County||Conventional Hydroelectric||6,386,456|
WanapumGrant County PUD (100.00%)
|Kittitas County||Conventional Hydroelectric||5,405,105|
Priest RapidsGrant County PUD (100.00%)
|Grant County||Conventional Hydroelectric||4,828,242|
|Chelan County||Conventional Hydroelectric||4,446,296|
|Benton County||Conventional Hydroelectric||4,336,640|
BoundarySeattle City Light (100.00%)
|Pend Oreille County||Conventional Hydroelectric||3,766,806|
With 7,705,281 residents living within the state and 117,769,823.3 megawatt hours produced a year, Washington had a megawatt hour per capita production of 15.28 megawatt hours. This is the 19th highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.
The state of Washington is the 11th highest producer of electricity in the country, producing 117,769,823.3 megawatt hours.
Washington currently is 44th in the United States in megawatt hours produced by solar power sources.
Washington produces the 38th highest average of electricity per capita from natural gas, with the fuel source accounting for 0.42 megawatt hours a year per capita.
Citizens in Washington deal with an average of 0.86 outages lasting 130.96 minutes each year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.
Roughly 23.01% of Washington's electricity is generated using non-renewable fuel sources, making it the 35th worst state for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Grays Harbor County||75,636||2||2||12.60||$133.17/mo|
|Pend Oreille County||13,401||3||2||8.70||$100.13/mo|
|San Juan County||17,788||1||15.29||$149.88/mo|
|Walla Walla County||62,584||3||5||12.02||$141.62/mo|
Washington emits 1,026.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per person in the state, which makes it the 52nd worst polluting state in the country. At 1,026.37 kilograms per person and 7,705,281 people in the state, the state emits 7,908,436,136.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 39th highest rank in the nation for total emissions. About 67.50% of electricity in the state of Washington comes from production using Conventional Hydroelectric. Natural Gas and Wind make up 11.84% and 8.28% of production, respectively. Washington has 123 electricity plants, which is the 26th most in the country and 42nd highest when counting plants per capita.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Washington
How many electric companies offer service in Washington?
Washington is home to 56 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.
Which electricity company is the largest provider in Washington?
The largest electricity provider in Washington by megawatt hours sold is Puget Sound Energy.
Where does Washington get its electricity?
Conventional Hydroelectric is the main fuel type used for electricity production in Washington, accounting for 67.50% of production. Natural Gas and Wind also account for 11.84% and 8.28% respectively.
What is the average electric bill in Washington?
In 2022, Washington has an average electricity bill of $102, and the countrywide average is $130.
How much does electricity cost in Washington?
The average electricity cost paid by residents of Washington in 2022 is 10.20 cents per kilowatt hour.
Does Washington have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where residents' electricity supplier choices are usually determined by their location or state legislation.
How many power plants are within Washington?
Washington has 123 active electricity plants producing electricity for the state.
What power companies offer service in Washington?
What is the cheapest electricity company in Washington?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Douglas County PUD||3.08||16,485|
|2||Chelan County PUD||3.21||47,737|
|3||Grant County PUD||5.66||52,228|
|4||Coulee Dam, Washington Electric Utility||5.71||605|
|5||Modern Electric Water Company||6.22||10,328|
|6||Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light||7.33||15,581|
|7||Pend Oreille County PUD||7.37||9,448|
|9||City of Blaine Utilities||7.92||3,553|