Whatcom County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Whatcom County, Washington Electricity Overview

Averaging production of 23.24 megawatt hours per resident a year, Whatcom County is 17 out of 39 counties in the state for production per capita.

Whatcom County generates 9.88 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 5th highest county in the state for non-renewable generation per capita.

Whatcom County emitted 484,067,992.52 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks them as the 7th worst polluting county out of 39 counties in Washington.

There was a 17.98% rise in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the past 12 months in Whatcom County.

In Whatcom County, 2,241,842.01 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuels. Whatcom County ranks 370th out of 3221 counties in the United States for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Whatcom County is 11.65 cents. This is roughly 16.75% below the national average price of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,607,266 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,271,175 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,029,333 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,241,842 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    23.24 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    484,067,993 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,133.9 kg

Bellingham, WA Electricity Overview

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Citizens living in Bellingham are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.85% higher than the state's average rate of 10.15 cents, which ranks the city 438th out of 645 cities in Washington for best average electricity rate. Puget Sound Energy has an estimated 3,948 residential customers, more than all other vendors who operate in the city. Power facilities in the city generate, on average, 5.4 megawatt hours per citizen from non-renewable energy sources.

Bellingham is the 4th highest ranked city in the state out of 645 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 301,289,590.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 3,293.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Bellingham as the 5th highest polluting city in Washington. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Bellingham, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Bellingham has one power producing plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bellingham

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.104/kWh$154.84/mo.$67.95/mo.
438th11.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bellingham
222nd$105.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bellingham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bellingham, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.66105.18494,27211,433,0621,333,065,774
Whatcom County PUDBUNDLED

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Lynden, WA Electricity Overview

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Citizens living in Lynden are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.85% higher than the state's average rate of 10.15 cents, which ranks the city 438th out of 645 cities in Washington for best average electricity rate. Puget Sound Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Lynden's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 17,900,785.06 kilograms, which is 90th highest amount in the state out of 645 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 622nd worst in Washington for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,136.63 kilograms of emissions per citizen. There are no electricity producing plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lynden

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.104/kWh$154.84/mo.$67.95/mo.
438th11.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lynden
222nd$105.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lynden Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lynden, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.66105.1811,433,0621,333,065,774
Whatcom County PUDBUNDLED

Ferndale, WA Electricity Overview

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Citizens living in Ferndale are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.85% higher than the state's average rate of 10.15 cents, which ranks the city 438th out of 645 cities in Washington for best average electricity rate. Puget Sound Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Ferndale's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 17,104,007.46 kilograms, which is 93rd highest amount in the state out of 645 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 100th worst in Washington for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,136.63 kilograms of emissions per citizen. There are no electricity producing plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ferndale

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.119/kWh$0.104/kWh$154.84/mo.$67.95/mo.
438th11.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ferndale
222nd$105.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ferndale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ferndale, Washington

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Puget Sound EnergyBUNDLED11.66105.1811,433,0621,333,065,774
Whatcom County PUDBUNDLED

Electricity Production in Whatcom County, Washington

Power Plants in Whatcom County, Washington

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ferndale Generating StationPuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Whatcom County WA Natural Gas 1,212,594.01485,544,303.03400.42
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 975,267
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 845,622
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 790,247
Sumas WA Natural Gas 517,542233,017,393.98450.24
Bellingham WA Natural Gas 494,272246,188,583.9498.08
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 370,699
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 40,459
Nooksack HydroPuget Sound Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 22,656
Birch Bay CDP WA Natural Gas 17,54013,901,948.96792.59
Glacier Battery StoragePuget Sound Energy (100.00%)
Glacier CDP WA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -106

Whatcom County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Whatcom County's primary fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 57.47% of electricity generation using this fuel source. When combined with Natural Gas (42.53%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.00%), these three fuel types make up 100.00% county's electricity production. The county emits 2,133.9 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity use, which makes it the 4th highest polluting county out of 39 counties in Washington. A total of 484,067,992.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county per year. This is enough to rank 7th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. Whatcom County has 11 electricity generation plants, which is highest in Washington.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
57.47%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
42.53%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.00%

Whatcom County, Washington Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity suppliers in Whatcom County, 2 of them report that they offer net metering. At the state level, Washington has above average net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Whatcom County has an average of 5.56% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average is 2.76%, meaning Whatcom County ranks 2294th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Whatcom County:

  • Bellingham, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.14%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 49.86%
  • Blaine, Washington:
    • City of Blaine Utilities: 31.33%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 38.11%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 30.05%
    • BC HYDRO: 0.51%
  • Everson, Washington:
    • Whatcom County PUD: 50.00%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
  • Ferndale, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 50.00%
  • Lynden, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 50.00%
  • Nooksack, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • Sumas, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 33.39%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 33.39%
    • Sumas, Washington Electric Utility: 33.22%

* 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 Whatcom County, Washington?

The largest electricity company in Whatcom County, Washington by total revenue is Puget Sound Energy.

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

Whatcom County, Washington has 4 electricity providers serving consumers in the area.

How many power plants are located in Whatcom County, Washington?

Whatcom County, Washington is home to 11 power plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Whatcom County, Washington?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Puget Sound Energy291,932
2City of Blaine Utilities3,553
3Sumas, Washington Electric Utility1,003
4Whatcom County PUD1

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-20