Pierce County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Pierce County, Washington Electricity Overview

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Pierce County saw a 4.62% rise during the previous year.

The largest electricity supplier in Pierce County by megawatt hours sold is Tacoma Power.

The burning of non-renewable fuel types has increased by 36.22% in the previous year in Pierce County.

Natural gas accounts for 73.63% of the electric generation in Pierce County, resulting in a rank of 263rd nationwide out of 3221 counties for total natural gas production.

Pierce County is ranked 2700th out of 3221 for highest polluting county in the nation based on pollution per person. The county emits 1,482.4 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

Pierce County generates 1.61 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 25 highest county out of 39 counties for production per capita in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    10,587,009 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,485,801 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    391,033 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,094,768 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.61 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,365,483,511 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,482.4 kg

Tacoma, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Tacoma's citizens purchase residential electricity for 9.90 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 2.44% below Washington's average price of 10.15 cents, ranking the city at 239th out of 645 cities in Washington for lowest average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 1,380,621.25 megawatt hours, Tacoma Power is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $98.59 per month, while the state average is $101.07.

In Tacoma, there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 249,315,232.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 5th largest amount in Washington out of 645 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tacoma

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.080/kWh$137.96/mo.$66.47/mo.
239th9.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tacoma
177th$98.59Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tacoma Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tacoma, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.9098.591,981,038196,221,074

Zips with electric coverage in Tacoma, Washington include: 98404, 98444, 98499, 98445, 98466, 98409, 98405, 98406, 98422, 98407, 98408 and 8 other zip code(s).

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South Hill CDP, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, South Hill CDP's citizens purchase residential electricity for 9.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 4.26% below Washington's average price of 10.15 cents, ranking the city at 226th out of 645 cities in Washington for lowest average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 110,722.13 megawatt hours, Tacoma Power is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $98.56 per month, while the state average is $101.07.

In South Hill CDP, there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 73,549,050.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 21st largest amount in Washington out of 645 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Hill CDP

South Hill CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.080/kWh$137.96/mo.$66.47/mo.
226th9.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Hill CDP
175th$98.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for South Hill CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in South Hill CDP, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Elmhurst Mutual Power & LightBUNDLED7.3398.11238,93517,524,900
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.9098.591,981,038196,221,074

Zips with electric coverage in South Hill CDP, Washington include: 98387, 98374, 98375, 98338, 98373, 98360

Lakewood, WA Electricity Overview

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On average, Lakewood's citizens purchase residential electricity for 10.07 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 0.85% below Washington's average price of 10.15 cents, ranking the city at 267th out of 645 cities in Washington for lowest average electricity rate. Lakeview Light & Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

In Lakewood, there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 72,303,304.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 22nd largest amount in Washington out of 645 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,136.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakewood

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.086/kWh$139.90/mo.$69.34/mo.
267th10.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakewood
211th$103.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakewood Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakewood, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Lakeview Light & PowerBUNDLED9.84109.76108,97710,720,000
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.66105.1811,433,0621,333,065,774
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.9098.591,981,038196,221,074

Zips with electric coverage in Lakewood, Washington include: 98444, 98499, 98498, 98409, 98433, 98388, 98439

Electricity Production in Pierce County, Washington

Power Plants in Pierce County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Frederickson CDP WA Natural Gas 1,289,676485,792,687.1376.68
La Grande CDP WA Conventional Hydroelectric 336,641
Frederickson CDP WA Natural Gas 54,10341,495,571.18766.97
LRI LFGTE FacilityFrontier Operation Services (100.00%)Emerald City Renewables LLC (100.00%)
Pierce County WA Landfill Gas 27,19615,815,064.89581.52
Pierce County WA Distillate Fuel Oil 643556,141.08864.92

Pierce County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Pierce County, Natural Gas makes up 73.63% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Totaling Natural Gas with Conventional Hydroelectric (22.66%) and Landfill Gas (3.66%), the three fuel types account for 99.95% of the production. For every resident in the county there are 1,482.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. At 1,482.4 kilograms per person and 7,705,281 residents in the county, the county emits 1,365,483,510.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. There are 5 electricity plants in Pierce County, which is the 7th most power plants in a county in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
73.63%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
22.66%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
3.66%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.05%

Pierce County, Washington Net Metering

Out of the 9 providers in Pierce County, 9 of them offer net metering to their customers. Regulations put in place at the state level are pretty good for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 5 companies in Pierce County that report energy loss. Combined, these 5 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.44% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 3.51%, resulting in a rank of 612th best in the nation and a state rank of 8th best out of 3221 and 39 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Pierce County:

  • Bonney Lake, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Buckley, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Eatonville, Washington:
    • Ohop Mutual Light Company: 9.00%
    • Eatonville Power: 91.00%
  • Edgewood, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Fife, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 12.46%
    • Tacoma Power: 87.54%
  • Fircrest, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 100.00%
  • Gig Harbor, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 100.00%
  • Lakewood, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 10.71%
    • Lakeview Light & Power: 39.84%
    • Tacoma Power: 49.45%
  • Milton, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 2.72%
    • Tacoma Power: 11.15%
    • Milton Electrical: 86.12%
  • Puyallup, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Roy, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 100.00%
  • Ruston, Washington:
    • Ruston Utilities: 100.00%
  • Steilacoom, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 12.36%
    • Steilacoom, Washington Electric Utility: 87.64%
  • Sumner, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Tacoma, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 100.00%
  • University Place, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

Pierce County, Washington has 9 electricity companies offering service in the area.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Pierce County, Washington?

By total megawatt hours sold, Tacoma Power is the largest electricity provider in Pierce County, Washington.

What electricity companies offer service in Pierce County, Washington?

How many power plants are within Pierce County, Washington?

There are 5 power plants located in Pierce County, Washington

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24