Benton County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Benton County, Washington Electricity Overview

Benton County has the 63rd highest electricity generation in the nation out of 3221 counties, generating 13,180,389 megawatt hours.

Benton County is the 260th highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 41.11 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuel types.

Benton County continues to improve with the lowering of non-renewable fuel use for electricity generation purposes. The county has seen a 10.19% drop in the consumption of these fuel types in their electric production facilities during the course of the previous 12 months.

Renewable electricity fuel sources account for 35.47%, or 4,675,360 megawatt hours, of Benton County's total energy generation, giving the county a ranking of 18th in the US for total megawatt hours from sustainable sources.

Benton County has seen year over year increase of 1360.56% for electricity production using solar power.

Almost 33.58% of the county's generation comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 7th highest county in the state out of 39 counties for total hydroelectric generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,377,695 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    13,180,389 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,675,360 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    8,505,029 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    63.71 MWh

Kennewick, WA Electricity Overview

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Kennewick's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 8.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.15% lower than the average Washington price of 10.15 cents and 36.98% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Benton PUD is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

For every person in the city there are 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks them 100th highest in the state out of 645 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 95,387,121.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city per year. The city has no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kennewick

Kennewick residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.088/kWh$0.083/kWh$114.83/mo.$107.18/mo.
107th8.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kennewick
350th$108.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kennewick Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kennewick, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benton PUDBUNDLED8.82108.3705,33262,192,000

Zips with electric coverage in Kennewick, Washington include: 99336, 99352, 99337, 99338

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Richland, WA Electricity Overview

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Richland's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 9.40 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.45% lower than the average Washington price of 10.15 cents and 32.85% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Richland Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

For every person in the city there are 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks them 100th highest in the state out of 645 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 68,834,309.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city per year. The city has no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Richland

Richland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.094/kWh$0.084/kWh$119.39/mo.$110.47/mo.
216th9.40¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Richland
417th$114.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Richland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Richland, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benton PUDBUNDLED8.82108.3705,33262,192,000
Benton Rural Electric AssociationBUNDLED8.69127.32209,99718,254,000
Richland ElectricBUNDLED9.99120.87348,07934,762,000

Zips with electric coverage in Richland, Washington include: 99336, 99352, 98944, 99354, 99338, 99353

West Richland, WA Electricity Overview

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West Richland's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 8.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.76% lower than the average Washington price of 10.15 cents and 37.43% below the national average of 13.99 cents. Benton PUD is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

For every person in the city there are 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks them 100th highest in the state out of 645 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 18,521,385.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city per year. The city has no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in West Richland

West Richland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.088/kWh$0.084/kWh$128.35/mo.$117.79/mo.
104th8.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of West Richland
446th$117.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for West Richland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in West Richland, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Benton PUDBUNDLED8.82108.3705,33262,192,000
Benton Rural Electric AssociationBUNDLED8.69127.32209,99718,254,000

Zips with electric coverage in West Richland, Washington include: 99352, 99353, 99320

Electricity Production in Benton County, Washington

Power Plants in Benton County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Columbia Generating StationEnergy Northwest (100.00%)
Benton County WA Nuclear 8,505,185
Benton County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 4,336,640
Benton County WA Wind 243,643
Benton County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 49,619
Benton County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 39,718
Horn Rapids Solar, Storage and TrainingEnergy Northwest (50.00%)Tucci Energy Services (50.00%)
Benton County WA Solar 5,584

Benton County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every person in the county there are 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 0 kilograms, the county ranks 26th highest in Washington for total pollution from electricity consumption. Nuclear makes up 64.53% of the fuel used for electricity generation in Benton County. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Conventional Hydroelectric at 33.58% and Wind at 1.85% of generation. Benton County has the 4th highest power generation plants of any county in the state, with 6 total power plants.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
64.53%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
33.58%
WIND
Wind
1.85%
SOLAR
Solar
0.04%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.00%

Benton County, Washington Net Metering

Of the 3 electricity suppliers in Benton County, 3 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has above average net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Benton County that report energy loss, including Benton PUD, Richland Electric, and Benton Rural Electric Association. Together, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.25% of electricity generated. The national average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 3.51%, resulting in a rank of 500th best in the US and a state rank of 7th best out of 3221 and 39 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Benton County, Washington

Providers In Each City in Benton County:

  • Benton City, Washington:
    • Benton Rural Electric Association: 50.00%
    • Benton PUD: 50.00%
  • Kennewick, Washington:
    • Benton PUD: 100.00%
  • Prosser, Washington:
    • Benton Rural Electric Association: 50.00%
    • Benton PUD: 50.00%
  • Richland, Washington:
    • Benton PUD: 48.94%
    • Richland Electric: 49.62%
    • Benton Rural Electric Association: 1.44%
  • West Richland, Washington:
    • Benton PUD: 50.11%
    • Benton Rural Electric Association: 49.89%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Benton County, Washington?

By total megawatt hours sold, Benton PUD is the largest electricity supplier in Benton County, Washington.

What electricity companies offer service in Benton County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Benton PUD55,246
2Richland Electric25,610
3Benton Rural Electric Association7,192

How many electric companies offer service in Benton County, Washington?

There are 3 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Benton County, Washington.

How many power plants are located within Benton County, Washington?

Benton County, Washington is home to 6 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-27