Pierce County, Washington Electric Profile

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Pierce County is home to 904,980 people and its power generation plants produce 2,554,730 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 2.82 megawatt hours per capita.

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Pierce County uses non-renewable fuels to produce 2.17 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 9th highest county in the state for non-renewable generation per capita.

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In Pierce County, 1,963,477.17 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable sources. Pierce County is 393rd in the county out of 3220 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

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Pierce County has emissions of 2,234.61 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 2503rd highest polluting county in the nation by per capita pollution.

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Pierce County generates 10.28% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 262,705 megawatt hours a year.

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Natural gas makes up 76.78% of the electric generation in Pierce County, giving it a ranking of 5th in Washington out of 39 counties for natural gas generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    10,227,439 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.3 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,554,730 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    591,253 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,963,477 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.82 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,022,275,631 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,234.61 kg

Tacoma, WA Electric Overview

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On average, Tacoma's inhabitants spend 10.10 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 1.50% more than Washington's average price of 9.95 cents. The city has had a 198.84% increase in non-renewable fuel type use for electric production purposes. Tacoma electricity customers consume 772.33% of the electricity produced within the city limits and the city must use electricity produced in rural areas or other nearby cities to make up for the excess usage.

Electricity use in Tacoma results in 580,840,265.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 3rd most of any city in the state. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 2,728.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 8th highest polluting city in Washington for CO2 pollution per capita. Power generating plants in the city primarily use Black Liquour, which accounts for 63.08% of the fuel types used for electricity production in the city. Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Natural Gas make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 32.38% and 4.13% of total electricity production, respectively. Tacoma has the 7th highest number of electricity plants of any city in the state, with one total plant. This translates to the 30th most plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tacoma

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.106/kWh$0.080/kWh$129.41/mo.$66.47/mo.
273rd10.10¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tacoma
488th$111.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tacoma Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tacoma, 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.
Peninsula Light CompanyBUNDLED10.40125.83No DataIcon representing missing value.493,88951,357,300
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.8097.6No DataIcon representing missing value.1,932,411189,403,478

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

South Hill CDP, WA Electric Overview

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South Hill CDP's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 10.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.03% more than Washington's average price of 9.95 cents and 24.51% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light.

Around 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 40th highest polluter in Washington out of 626 cities. With total emissions of 81,926,472.71 kilograms, the city ranks 21st worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Because there is no electricity production occurring within the city, South Hill CDP must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to import all of the megawatt hours they consume each year.

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 April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.093/kWh$136.32/mo.$69.06/mo.
286th10.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Hill CDP
348th$102.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for South Hill CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in South Hill CDP, 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.
Elmhurst Mutual Power & LightBUNDLED7.3398.11No DataIcon representing missing value.238,93517,524,900
Peninsula Light CompanyBUNDLED10.40125.83No DataIcon representing missing value.493,88951,357,300
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.22101.23No DataIcon representing missing value.11,341,3591,272,557,671
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.8097.6No DataIcon representing missing value.1,932,411189,403,478

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

Lakewood, WA Electric Overview

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Lakewood's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 10.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.59% more than the average state price of 9.95 cents. Lakeview Light & Power is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Approximately 81,843,418.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Lakewood from electricity use. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which amounts to 1,361.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Lakewood is the 40th highest polluting city in the state. The city is home to no electricity producing plants, which is, of course, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakewood

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.089/kWh$133.50/mo.$69.26/mo.
306th10.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakewood
399th$107.31Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakewood Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakewood, 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.
Lakeview Light & PowerBUNDLED9.84109.76No DataIcon representing missing value.108,97710,720,000
Peninsula Light CompanyBUNDLED10.40125.83No DataIcon representing missing value.493,88951,357,300
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.22101.23No DataIcon representing missing value.11,341,3591,272,557,671
Tacoma PowerBUNDLED9.8097.6No DataIcon representing missing value.1,932,411189,403,478

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

Energy Production in Pierce County, Washington

Power Plants in Pierce County, Washington

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Pierce County WA Natural Gas 959,864362,998,847.4378.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
WestRock (WA)WestRock (WA) (100.00%)
Tacoma WA Black Liquour 311,487328,537,828.21,054.74No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Alder CDP WA Conventional Hydroelectric 211,748No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ElectronElectron Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Pierce County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 50,957No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
LRI LFGTE FacilityEmerald City Renewables LLC (100.00%)
Kapowsin CDP WA Landfill Gas 31,17917,957,485.04575.95No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pierce County WA Natural Gas 29,04524,851,488.68855.62No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pierce County WA Distillate Fuel Oil 586550,955.27940.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Pierce County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 2,022,275,631.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in Pierce County due to electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 7th worst in the state for emissions per resident with an average of 2,234.61 kilograms of emissions per capita. About 76.78% of electricity in Pierce County comes from production using Natural Gas. Totaling Natural Gas with Conventional Hydroelectric (10.28%) and Black Liquour (7.69%), these three fuel types make up 2,420,746.85 megawatt hours (or 94.76%) of the county's electricity production. Pierce County has the 4th most electricity plants of any county in Washington, with 7 total power plants. This translates to the 30th most plants per person in Washington.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
76.78%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
10.28%
BLACK LIQUOUR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Black Liquour
7.69%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
3.95%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
1.22%
OTHER
Other
0.08%

Pierce County, Washington Net Metering

Out of the 7 companies in Pierce County, 6 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their customers. Consumers in Washington have decent net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Pierce County has 5 electricity providers who report energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss for these 5 providers is 3.72%. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Pierce County a rank of 875th best in the US out of 3220 counties.

Providers In Each City in Pierce County:

  • Bonney Lake, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
  • Buckley, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
  • Carbonado, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
  • DuPont, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.01%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 49.99%
  • Eatonville, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 32.27%
    • Eatonville Power: 29.07%
    • Peninsula Light Company: 3.19%
    • Ohop Mutual Light Company: 3.19%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 32.27%
  • Edgewood, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 49.96%
    • Tacoma Power: 50.04%
  • Fife, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 36.41%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 27.20%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 9.21%
    • Peninsula Light Company: 27.18%
  • Fircrest, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 33.33%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 33.33%
    • Tacoma Power: 33.33%
  • Gig Harbor, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 33.34%
    • Tacoma Power: 33.33%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 33.34%
  • Lakewood, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 21.36%
    • Lakeview Light & Power: 9.22%
    • Tacoma Power: 34.71%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 21.36%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 13.35%
  • Milton, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 0.35%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 33.12%
    • Milton Electrical: 33.04%
    • Tacoma Power: 33.49%
  • Orting, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
  • Puyallup, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
  • Roy, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
  • Ruston, Washington:
    • Ruston Utilities: 24.95%
    • Peninsula Light Company: 25.04%
    • Tacoma Power: 24.97%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 25.04%
  • South Prairie, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
  • Steilacoom, Washington:
    • Steilacoom, Washington Electric Utility: 24.91%
    • Peninsula Light Company: 25.16%
    • Tacoma Power: 24.77%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 25.16%
  • Sumner, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
  • Tacoma, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 33.37%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 33.37%
    • Tacoma Power: 33.26%
  • University Place, Washington:
    • Peninsula Light Company: 33.44%
    • Bonneville Power Administration: 33.44%
    • Tacoma Power: 33.13%
  • Wilkeson, Washington:
    • Tacoma Power: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%

* 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 7 electricity providers offering service in the area.

How many power plants are within Pierce County, Washington?

Pierce County, Washington has 7 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Pierce County, Washington?

By total customer count, Puget Sound Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Pierce County, Washington.

What electricity companies offer service in Pierce County, Washington?

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1Puget Sound Energy80,324
2Tacoma Power41,878
3Peninsula Light Company33,862
4Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light15,581
5Ohop Mutual Light Company4,514
6Benton Rural Electric Association2,458

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