Grays Harbor County, Washington Electric Profile

Grays Harbor County produces 2.56 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel sources. This makes Grays Harbor County the 23rd highest ranking county for renewable generation per capita in Washington out of 39 counties.

Grays Harbor County has emissions of 4,760.81 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the nationwide average of 4,494.55.

The use of natural gas in Grays Harbor County yields a total of 2,839,472 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 194th in the US out of 3220 counties.

Grays Harbor County is 28th in Washington rankings for total megawatt hours generated from renewable energy, with 192,125.03 megawatt hours produced from renewable fuels.

The largest electricity supplier in Grays Harbor County by megawatt hours sold is Grays Harbor PUD.

Grays Harbor County’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 6.30% lower than the United States average rate, at 12.60 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    848,286 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.3 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,034,856 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    192,125 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,842,731 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    40.43 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    357,350,833 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,760.81 kg

Aberdeen, WA Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Aberdeen are paying an average residential electricity price of 12.60 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.65% more than the average Washington rate of 9.95 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. The city ranks 12th out of 626 cities in the state for total megawatt hours generated from renewable fuels with a total of 124,604 megawatt hours produced. There has been a 5.75% rise in the usage of renewable fuels (such as solar, wind or hydro power) in Aberdeen over the past year. It's great to see these fuel types slowly replace nonrenewable fuels such as coal and oil.

Aberdeen is the 29th worst ranked city in Washington out of 626 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 60,483,401.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This total equates to 3,675.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 6th worst in Washington for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city is home to one power generation plant, which is 7th most in the state and 19th most when considering power plants per capita Aberdeen's power plants most often use Wood/Wood Waste Solids, which makes up 100.00% (or 124,604 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Aberdeen

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.115/kWh$133.22/mo.$125.01/mo.
590th12.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Aberdeen
577th$133.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Aberdeen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Aberdeen, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bonneville Power AdministrationBUNDLED
Grays Harbor PUDBUNDLED12.60133.22481,24260,653,400

Zips with electric coverage in Aberdeen, Washington include: 98520, 98550, 98563

Hoquiam, WA Electric Overview

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On average, Hoquiam's residents purchase residential average priceelectricity for 12.60 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.65% above the average state price of 9.95 cents and 6.30% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Grays Harbor PUD has 211 total residential customers, which is more than all other electricity providers who operate in the city. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $98.4, while the Hoquiam average is 35.39% higher at $133.22 per month. This ranks the city 577th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Releasing 11,566,266.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Hoquiam is the 138th worst out of 626 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity use. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 40th highest polluting city in Washington for CO2 pollution per capita. In the city, there are not power producing plants so the residents have to rely on power produced outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hoquiam

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.115/kWh$133.22/mo.$125.01/mo.
590th12.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hoquiam
577th$133.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hoquiam Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hoquiam, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bonneville Power AdministrationBUNDLED
Grays Harbor PUDBUNDLED12.60133.22481,24260,653,400

Ocean Shores, WA Electric Overview

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Ocean Shores has an average residential electricity rate of 12.60 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.65% more than the state's average rate of 9.95 cents. The largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Grays Harbor PUD. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $133.22 per month.

Electricity consumption in Ocean Shores creates 8,135,190.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 179th most of any city in Washington. Additionally, the city ranks 453rd worst in Washington in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not generate electricity in the city limits, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of electricity plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.115/kWh$133.22/mo.$125.01/mo.
590th12.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ocean Shores
577th$133.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ocean Shores Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ocean Shores, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bonneville Power AdministrationBUNDLED
Grays Harbor PUDBUNDLED12.60133.22481,24260,653,400

Energy Production in Grays Harbor County, Washington

Power Plants in Grays Harbor County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Grays Harbor Energy FacilityInvenergy (100.00%)
Grays Harbor County WA Natural Gas 2,839,4721,220,410,827.86429.8
Sierra Pacific AberdeenSierra Pacific Industries (100.00%)
Aberdeen WA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 124,60453,089,768.2426.07
Cosmo Specialty Fibers PlantCosmo Specialty Fibers (100.00%)
Cosmopolis WA Wood Waste Liquids 41,0244,969,617.66121.14
Grays Harbor County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 29,756

Grays Harbor County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For the purpose of electricity production, Grays Harbor County's top fuel source is Natural Gas, accounting for 93.56% of generation in the county. Taken together with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (4.40%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (0.98%), these three fuel types make up 98.95% county's electricity generation. On average, the county's residents emit 4,760.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 3rd worst polluting county out of 39 counties in the state. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions for the county from electricity use is 357,350,833.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 11th highest in Washington. There are 4 power plants in Grays Harbor County, which is the 14th most plants in a county in Washington and translates to the 13th highest rate of power plants per citizen in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.56%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
4.40%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.98%
WOOD WASTE LIQUIDS
Wood Waste Liquids
0.95%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.11%

Grays Harbor County, Washington Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electricity providers in Grays Harbor County offer net metering to their consumers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Washington has commendable laws and regulations for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Power Companies in Grays Harbor County, Washington

Providers In Each City in Grays Harbor County:

  • Aberdeen, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Cosmopolis, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Elma, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Hoquiam, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • McCleary, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 1.45%
    • McCleary, Washington Electric Utility: 48.56%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 49.99%
  • Montesano, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Oakville, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Ocean Shores, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%
  • Westport, Washington:
    • Grays Harbor PUD: 50.00%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Grays Harbor County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Grays Harbor PUD41,925
2Bonneville Power Administration1

How many electric companies offer service in Grays Harbor County, Washington?

Grays Harbor County, Washington is home to 2 electricity providers operating in the area.

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

The largest electricity provider in Grays Harbor County, Washington by total customer count is Grays Harbor PUD.

How many power plants are located within Grays Harbor County, Washington?

There are 4 power plants located in Grays Harbor County, Washington

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29