Electric Rates & Providers in King County, WA

King County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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King County, Washington Electricity Overview

Residents of King County are paying, on average, 14.65% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average price, at 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour.

King County is the most populated county in the state, with 2,266,789 citizens residing within the county's borders.

Residents of King County use enough electricity to release 1,388.1 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per capita, which is the 8th highest amount of pollution from electricity consumption for a county in the state.

Emitting 3,146,526,508.53 kilograms of CO2 gases, King County has the worst pollution level from electricity use out of 39 counties in the state.

King County generates 0.02% of their required electricity and must bring in the additional 99.98% from other counties.

King County uses non-renewable fuel sources to generate 0 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 675th highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    25,705,040 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.34 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,860 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,860 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,146,526,509 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,388.1 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Seattle

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Seattle Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

14.07¢ per kWh

  • 1.37% higher than last month
  • 10.73% higher than April last year
  • 18.75% higher than the Washington average
  • 16.83% lower than the US average
  • 422nd in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since April last year
  • 10,185th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 298 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,358 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.25¢ per kWh

  • 0.86% higher than last month
  • 7.32% higher than April last year
  • 17.4% higher than the Washington average
  • 17.81% lower than the US average
  • 421st in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 5 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 153 since April last year
  • 8,555th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 416 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,329 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$97.4 per month

  • 11.32% lower than last month
  • 12.5% higher than April last year
  • 9.22% lower than the Washington average
  • 13.61% lower than the US average
  • 105th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 85 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 85 since April last year
  • 9,743rd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 2,667 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,145 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$80.53 per month

  • 1.13% higher than last month
  • 3.21% higher than April last year
  • 24.9% lower than the Washington average
  • 40.82% lower than the US average
  • 18th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 778th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 474 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 592 since April last year

Seattle, WA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Seattle, which is 17.40% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. This makes the city 421st out of 645 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. The US average monthly residential power bill is $138.02, while the Seattle average is 41.65% less at $80.53 per month. Seattle City Light sells an estimated 6,329,089.41 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than any other electricity provider.

Approximately 1,412.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 4th worst polluter in the state out of 645 cities. With total emissions of 1,058,476,055.92 kilograms, the city ranks highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city has the 2nd highest number of power plants of any city in Washington, with one total power plant. Seattle's fuel of choice is Natural Gas, with 97.50% of electricity production using this fuel.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Seattle

Seattle residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.141/kWh$0.096/kWh$117.40/mo.$49.13/mo.
421st13.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Seattle
18th$80.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Seattle Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Seattle, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Seattle City LightBUNDLED13.2880.613,307,509.98439,177,585

Zips with electric coverage in Seattle, Washington include: 98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98155, 98144, 98109 and 21 other zip code(s).

Bellevue, WA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Bellevue, which is 21.23% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. This makes the city 606th out of 645 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 81,978.25 megawatt hours each year, Puget Sound Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,375.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 72nd worst polluter in the state out of 645 cities. With total emissions of 210,198,618.14 kilograms, the city ranks 6th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 1,732,331.72 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bellevue

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.104/kWh$179.65/mo.$67.95/mo.
606th13.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bellevue
400th$119.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bellevue Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bellevue, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED13.74119.2211,260,659.981,547,420,406

Zips with electric coverage in Bellevue, Washington include: 98052, 98059, 98033, 98006, 98004, 98007, 98027, 98008, 98005, 98039

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Kent, WA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Kent, which is 21.23% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents. This makes the city 606th out of 645 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 78,405.05 megawatt hours each year, Puget Sound Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,375.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 72nd worst polluter in the state out of 645 cities. With total emissions of 184,929,102.07 kilograms, the city ranks 7th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 1,524,075.43 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kent

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.104/kWh$179.65/mo.$67.95/mo.
606th13.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kent
400th$119.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kent Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kent, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED13.74119.2211,260,659.981,547,420,406

Zips with electric coverage in Kent, Washington include: 98092, 98042, 98058, 98031, 98030, 98032, 98198, 98038, 98002, 98188, 98055 and 1 other zip code(s).

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Electricity Production in King County, Washington

Power Plants in King County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
University of Washington Power PlantUniversity of Washington (100.00%)
Seattle WA Natural Gas 4,859.6428,103,861.045,783.12

King County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 1,388.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 8th highest polluter in the state out of 39 counties. With total emissions of 3,146,526,508.53 kilograms, the county ranks highest in Washington and 82nd in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption. The primary fuel consumed in King County is Natural Gas. The county generates 97.50% of the total production in the county from this fuel source. King County has one electricity producing plant within its borders.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
97.50%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
2.50%

King County, Washington Net Metering

King County has 3 out of 3 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Regulations put in place at the state level are decent for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in King County averages out to about 4.51% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. With a state average energy loss of 2.98%, King County is ranked as the 25th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in King County, Washington

Providers In Each City in King County:

  • Algona, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Auburn, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Beaux Arts Village, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Bellevue, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Black Diamond, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Burien, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 91.54%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 8.46%
  • Carnation, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Clyde Hill, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Covington, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Des Moines, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Duvall, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Enumclaw, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Federal Way, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 2.95%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 97.05%
  • Hunts Point, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Issaquah, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Kenmore, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Kent, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Kirkland, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Lake Forest Park, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 45.65%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 54.35%
  • Maple Valley, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Medina, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Mercer Island, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Newcastle, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Normandy Park, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 5.21%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 94.79%
  • North Bend, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 73.98%
    • Tanner Electric: 26.02%
  • Pacific, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Redmond, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Renton, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 1.93%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 98.07%
  • Sammamish, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • SeaTac, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 25.79%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 74.21%
  • Seattle, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 100.00%
  • Shoreline, Washington:
    • Seattle City Light: 100.00%
  • Skykomish, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Snoqualmie, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 98.43%
    • Tanner Electric: 1.57%
  • Tukwila, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 40.61%
    • Seattle City Light: 59.39%
  • Woodinville, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Yarrow Point, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%

* 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 King County, Washington?

The largest electricity supplier in King County, Washington by total customer count is Seattle City Light.

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

There are 3 electricity providers offering service in King County, Washington.

How many power plants are in King County, Washington?

King County, Washington is home to one active electricity plant generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in King County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Seattle City Light506,175
2Puget Sound Energy259,820
3Tanner Electric5,224

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-07-05