Cowlitz County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Cowlitz County, Washington Electricity Overview

Cowlitz County uses non-renewable fuel types to produce 0.62 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 8th highest county in Washington for non-renewable production per capita.

Cowlitz County averages 1.87 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 835th highest in the country out of 3221counties.

Cowlitz County continues to make strides with the decrease of non-renewable fuel source use. The county has seen a 10.80% curtailment in the consumption of these fuel sources for electricity generation during the course of the past 12 months.

Cowlitz County is ranked as the 12th largest consuming county out of 39 counties in Washington with over 1,200,000 megawatt hours being used by consumers living there.

Cowlitz County generates 23,263.95 megawatt hours from coal a year. That is 0.21 megawatt hours per person in the county and makes Cowlitz County the 220th highest ranked county out of 3221 counties in the nation for electricity production from coal per capita.

The largest provider in Cowlitz County by number of customers is Cowlitz County PUD.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,272,675 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    275,646 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    207,392 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    68,254 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.49 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    217,174,455 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,961.3 kg

Longview, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Longview's residential electricity rate is 8.66 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 14.73% below the state's average rate of 10.15 cents. With an estimated 688 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 42,985,071.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Longview ranks 35th worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 100th worst in Washington for emissions per capita from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity suppliers who service Longview must source the megawatt hours they need every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Longview

Longview residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.095/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.83/mo.$77.01/mo.
70th8.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Longview
452nd$118.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Longview Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Longview, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Cowlitz County PUDBUNDLED8.66118.75754,73865,338,000

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Kelso, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Kelso's residential electricity rate is 8.66 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 14.73% below the state's average rate of 10.15 cents. With an estimated 396 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 14,457,932.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Kelso ranks 106th worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 100th worst in Washington for emissions per capita from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity suppliers who service Kelso must source the megawatt hours they need every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kelso

Kelso residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.095/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.83/mo.$77.01/mo.
70th8.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kelso
452nd$118.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kelso Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kelso, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Cowlitz County PUDBUNDLED8.66118.75754,73865,338,000

Woodland, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Woodland's residential electricity rate is 8.67 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 14.63% below the state's average rate of 10.15 cents. With an estimated 187 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 7,423,330.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Woodland ranks 169th worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 100th worst in Washington for emissions per capita from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity suppliers who service Woodland must source the megawatt hours they need every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Woodland

Woodland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.096/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.26/mo.$77.25/mo.
92nd8.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Woodland
451st$118.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Woodland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Woodland, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clark Public UtilitiesBUNDLED9.2597.232,577,110238,380,000
Cowlitz County PUDBUNDLED8.66118.75754,73865,338,000

Electricity Production in Cowlitz County, Washington

Power Plants in Cowlitz County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Nippon Dynawave Packaging Longview WANippon Dynawave Packaging Co. (100.00%)
Cowlitz County WA Black Liquour 275,646.23118,574,977.8430.17

Cowlitz County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Cowlitz County has the 1147th highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity consumption of all of the counties in the nation, emitting 217,174,454.98 kilograms each year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the county, which amounts to 1,961.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Cowlitz County is the 6th highest polluting county in Washington. Power facilities in the county most often use Black Liquour, which makes up 55.21% of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Taken together with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (16.35%) and Natural Gas (15.42%), the three fuel types account for 86.98% of the generation in the county. Cowlitz County is home to one electricity plant.

BLACK LIQUOUR
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
55.21%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
16.35%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
15.42%
COAL
Coal
8.44%
SLUDGE WASTE
Sludge Waste
3.67%
OTHER
Other
0.91%

Cowlitz County, Washington Net Metering

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Energy Loss

Cowlitz County has an average of 1.23% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Cowlitz County having a rank of 89th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Cowlitz County, Washington

Providers In Each City in Cowlitz County:

  • Castle Rock, Washington:
    • Cowlitz County PUD: 100.00%
  • Kalama, Washington:
    • Cowlitz County PUD: 100.00%
  • Kelso, Washington:
    • Cowlitz County PUD: 100.00%
  • Longview, Washington:
    • Cowlitz County PUD: 100.00%
  • Woodland, Washington:
    • Clark Public Utilities: 1.67%
    • Cowlitz County PUD: 98.33%

* 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 Cowlitz County, Washington?

By total customer count, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest electricity supplier in Cowlitz County, Washington.

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

There is one power plant in Cowlitz County, Washington

Which electricity companies offer service in Cowlitz County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Cowlitz County PUD52,350

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-01