Cowlitz County, WA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Cowlitz County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Cowlitz County, Washington Electricity Overview

Cowlitz County is ranked 17th in Washington out of 39 counties for renewable electricity production per capita, at 1.81 megawatt hours per person each year.

Non-renewable sources are used in the production of 29.77% of the megawatt hours produced in Cowlitz County, ranking it 7th out of 39 counties in Washington for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuels.

The US average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 16.12 cents, while residents of Cowlitz County benefit from an average rate that is 46.12% less at 8.69 cents per kilowatt hour.

Cowlitz County is 2nd in Washington out of 39 counties in megawatt hours generated from coal use over the past year.

With 111,956 residents within its borders and 287,900.58 megawatt hours produced a year, Cowlitz County has a per capita production rate of 2.57 megawatt hours. This is the 20 highest megawatt hour per capita amount in Washington.

0.21 megawatt hours of electricity per person are produced using coal in Cowlitz County. This is 181st most out of 3230 counties in the nation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,269,564 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.34 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    287,901 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    202,181 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    85,719 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.57 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    240,880,229 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,151.56 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Longview

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Longview Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

8.68¢ per kWh

  • 3.95% higher than last month
  • 2.64% higher than April last year
  • 26.72% lower than the Washington average
  • 48.67% lower than the US average
  • 50th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since April last year
  • 280th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 116 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 8 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

8.82¢ per kWh

  • 0.21% higher than last month
  • 0.58% higher than April last year
  • 21.87% lower than the Washington average
  • 45.3% lower than the US average
  • 52nd in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since April last year
  • 179th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 56 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$118.24 per month

  • 21.45% lower than last month
  • 11.93% lower than April last year
  • 10.2% higher than the Washington average
  • 4.87% higher than the US average
  • 429th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 53 since April last year
  • 21,162nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 6,428 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 5,272 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$116.63 per month

  • 1.13% lower than last month
  • 4.16% lower than April last year
  • 8.77% higher than the Washington average
  • 14.29% lower than the US average
  • 229th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 179 since April last year
  • 8,408th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 812 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,946 since April last year

Longview, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Longview's residential electricity rate is 8.82 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 21.87% below the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. With an estimated 701 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 51,656,312.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Longview ranks 34th worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,375.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 72nd 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 September and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.095/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.83/mo.$77.01/mo.
52nd8.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Longview
229th$116.63Average 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 PUDBUNDLED8.69116.67773,34667,180,000

Kelso, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Kelso's residential electricity rate is 8.82 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 21.87% below the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. With an estimated 404 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 17,290,320.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Kelso ranks 106th worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,375.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 72nd 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 September and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.095/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.83/mo.$77.01/mo.
52nd8.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kelso
229th$116.63Average 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 PUDBUNDLED8.69116.67773,34667,180,000

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Woodland, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Woodland's residential electricity rate is 8.83 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 21.76% below the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. With an estimated 190 residential customers, Cowlitz County PUD is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 8,762,116.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Woodland ranks 173rd worst out of 645 cities in Washington for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 1,375.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 489th 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 September and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.096/kWh$0.071/kWh$197.26/mo.$77.25/mo.
53rd8.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Woodland
219th$116.31Average 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 UtilitiesBUNDLED9.5197.282,634,367250,604,000
Cowlitz County PUDBUNDLED8.69116.67773,34667,180,000

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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 287,900.58121,766,624.71422.95

Cowlitz County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Cowlitz County has the 1072nd highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity consumption of all of the counties in the nation, emitting 240,880,228.79 kilograms each year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the county, which amounts to 2,151.56 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 50.22% of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Taken together with Natural Gas (21.15%) and Wood/Wood Waste Solids (17.30%), the three fuel types account for 88.67% 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
50.22%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
21.15%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
17.30%
COAL
Coal
8.03%
SLUDGE WASTE
Sludge Waste
2.71%
OTHER
Other
0.59%

Cowlitz County, Washington Net Metering

Citizens of Washington have commendable net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Cowlitz County has an average of 1.44% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in Cowlitz County having a rank of 30th 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 PUD53,338

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06