Columbia County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Columbia County, Washington Electricity Overview

Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has dropped by 10.32% throughout the past 12 months in Columbia County.

Columbia County ranks 38th highest county in the nation out of 3221 counties in hydroelectric power production, producing 1,342,796 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric facilities.

Columbia County is the highest county in Washington out of 39 counties for electricity production from wind per capita, averaging 504.87 megawatt hours per resident produced from wind.

Columbia County is 37th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours produced from sustainable energy, with 3,338,030 megawatt hours generated from renewable sources.

Residents of Columbia County are paying, on average, 17.48% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average, at 11.55 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Columbia County generates 1,995,234 megawatts from wind turbines. That is sufficient to rank them 2nd in Washington out of 39 counties for electricity production from wind energy .

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    45,422 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,338,030 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,338,030 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    844.64 MWh

Dayton, WA Electricity Overview

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Dayton averages a residential electricity rate of 11.01 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 8.47% more than the state's average price of 10.15 cents, which ranks the city 386th best for average electricity price out of 645 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $132.07 per month. PacifiCorp sells an estimated 2,192.12 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other suppliers.

Dayton residents average 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 2,782,470.11 kilograms, the city ranks 287th highest in Washington for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Within Dayton, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Dayton

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.097/kWh$0.063/kWh$212.67/mo.$54.23/mo.
386th11.01¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dayton
564th$132.07Average residential monthly electricity bill for Dayton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Dayton, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Columbia REABUNDLED13.05152.2555,3877,229,300
PacifiCorpBUNDLED8.97111.891,684,742151,159,650

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Starbuck, WA Electricity Overview

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Starbuck averages a residential electricity rate of 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly, this is 10.56% more than the state's average price of 10.15 cents, which ranks the city 398th best for average electricity price out of 645 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $140.87 per month. Starbuck has the 606th largest population in Washington, with 119 citizens residing within its borders.

Starbuck residents average 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 135,258.96 kilograms, the city ranks 597th highest in Washington for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Within Starbuck, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Starbuck

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.103/kWh$143.93/mo.$132.35/mo.
398th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Starbuck
615th$140.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Starbuck Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Starbuck, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Columbia REABUNDLED13.05152.2555,3877,229,300
Inland PowerBUNDLED8.41123.37664,75655,935,900

Electricity Production in Columbia County, Washington

Power Plants in Columbia County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Columbia County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 1,342,796
Tucannon River Wind FarmPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Columbia County WA Wind 866,065
Marengo Wind PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Columbia County WA Wind 732,284
Columbia County WA Wind 396,885

Columbia County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Columbia County residents average 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 26th highest in the state out of 39 in this category. With total emissions of 0 kilograms, the county ranks 2950th highest in the United States for total pollution from electricity use. The county is home to 4 power generation plants, which is the 566th most plants within a county out of the nation's 3221 counties. Columbia County has about 59.77% of its electricity generated by Wind.

WIND
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59.77%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
40.23%

Columbia County, Washington Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Columbia County providing electricity. Of those 4, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Washington has above average regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Columbia County is 4.53%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Columbia REA, Avista Utilities, and Inland Power. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Columbia County having a rank of 1482nd best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Columbia County, Washington

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Columbia County, Washington?

The largest electricity company in Columbia County, Washington by total customer count is PacifiCorp.

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

Columbia County, Washington is home to 4 electricity companies operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Columbia County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1PacifiCorp16,493
2Columbia REA2,345
3Avista Utilities792
4Inland Power675

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

There are 4 electricity plants located in Columbia County, Washington

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-27