Kittitas County, Washington Electric Profile

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Kittitas County is home to 47,935 citizens and its power generation plants generate 6,304,347 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 131.52 megawatt hours per capita per year.

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The usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation in Kittitas County rose by 4.60% last year.

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Kittitas County ranks 232nd highest county in the US out of 3220 counties for electricity per capita produced from wind power. Producing 1,314,073 megawatt hours from wind and a population of 47,935, this averages out to 27.41 megawatt hours per person each year from wind energy.

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Kittitas County is the 7th highest generator of electricity in the state out of 39 counties, producing 6,304,347 megawatt hours.

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Kittitas County is home to over 47,935 citizens and produces 402 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.01 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Kittitas County 763rd out of 3220 counties in the nation for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

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Over 100.00% of Kittitas County’s electricity production comes from renewable sources, putting Kittitas County at 5th in the state for total sustainable electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    541,727 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.3 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    6,304,347 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    6,304,347 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    131.52 MWh

Ellensburg, WA Electric Overview

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Ellensburg's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 10.84 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 8.95% higher than the state's average rate of 9.95 cents. Selling 195,186.04 megawatt hours per year, Ellensburg Electricity is the largest electricity provider in the city. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $86.49. This is 12.10% lower than the state average bill of $98.4.

Electricity use in Ellensburg creates 27,458,139.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 73rd most of any city in Washington. The city also ranks 40th worst in Washington in pollution per resident, averaging 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 227,913.07 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ellensburg

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.104/kWh$149.24/mo.$67.95/mo.
424th10.84¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellensburg
33rd$86.49Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ellensburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ellensburg, Washington

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Bonneville Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ellensburg ElectricityBUNDLED10.8386.09No DataIcon representing missing value.83,0288,993,400
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.22101.23No DataIcon representing missing value.11,341,3591,272,557,671

Cle Elum, WA Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour for Cle Elum, which is 12.75% more than Washington's average price of 9.95 cents. This means the city is 436th best for average electricity rate out of 626 cities in the state. Selling 9,106.96 megawatt hours, Puget Sound Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Cle Elum has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 4,107,760.56 kilograms, which is 258th highest in the state out of 626 cities. The city averages 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 40th highest city in Washington in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cle Elum

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.104/kWh$149.24/mo.$67.95/mo.
436th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cle Elum
219th$101.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cle Elum Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cle Elum, Washington

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Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.22101.23No DataIcon representing missing value.11,341,3591,272,557,671

Kittitas, WA Electric Overview

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Kittitas's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 12.75% higher than the state's average rate of 9.95 cents. Puget Sound Energy is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Kittitas is the 345th worst ranked city in Washington out of 626 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 2,046,391.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kittitas

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.104/kWh$149.24/mo.$67.95/mo.
436th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kittitas
219th$101.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kittitas Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kittitas, Washington

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Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.22101.23No DataIcon representing missing value.11,341,3591,272,557,671

Energy Production in Kittitas County, Washington

Power Plants in Kittitas County, Washington

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Kittitas County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 4,989,872No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kittitas County WA Wind 691,539No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Vantage Wind Energy LLCInvenergy (100.00%)
Kittitas County WA Wind 309,866No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kittitas County WA Wind 299,644No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Swauk Wind LLCGamesa Wind US LLC (100.00%)
Kittitas County WA Wind 13,426No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Kittitas County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Kittitas County's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. The county produces 79.15% of the total generation in the county from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Wind at 20.84% and Solar at 0.01% of generation. For every citizen in the county there are 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 0 kilograms, the county ranks 26th highest in Washington and 2960th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county’s pollution levels. There are 5 electricity generation plants in Kittitas County, which is the 8th most plants in a county in Washington and equates to the 5th highest rate of plants per resident in the state.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
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79.15%
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20.84%
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0.01%

Kittitas County, Washington Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Kittitas County selling electricity. Of those 3, 66.67% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Washington has commendable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

In Kittitas County one company reports energy loss, Puget Sound Energy. They average an annual energy loss of 3.73%. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Washington average is 3.51%, resulting in a rank of 884th best in the country and a state rank of 20th best out of 3220 and 39 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Kittitas County, Washington

Providers In Each City in Kittitas County:

  • Cle Elum, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Ellensburg, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 1.34%
    • Ellensburg Electricity: 49.33%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 49.33%
  • Kittitas, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Roslyn, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • South Cle Elum, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

Kittitas County, Washington has 5 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Kittitas County, Washington?

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1Puget Sound Energy165,760
2Kittitas County PUD4,712

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

By total revenue, Puget Sound Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Kittitas County, Washington.

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

Kittitas County, Washington is home to 3 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16