Whatcom County, WA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Whatcom County, Washington Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Whatcom County, Washington Electricity Overview

Whatcom County is the 357th highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 11.37 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuels.

The usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has declined by 34.78% in Whatcom County over the course of the last 12 months.

Whatcom County is the 311th most populous county in the United States.

The US average residential rate per kilowatt hour is 16.12 cents, while residents of Whatcom County benefit from an average rate that is 14.84% less at 13.73 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 230,677 residents within its borders and 3,594,195 megawatt hours produced each year, Whatcom County has a megawatt hour per capita production rate of 15.58 megawatt hours. The city is 620th largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.

As the 318th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3230 counties, Whatcom County produces 3,594,195 megawatt hours of electricity.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,615,842 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.34 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,594,195 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    970,309 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,623,886 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    15.58 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    824,299,747 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,573.39 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Bellingham

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Bellingham Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

14.38¢ per kWh

  • 0.23% lower than last month
  • 7.39% higher than April last year
  • 21.4% higher than the Washington average
  • 14.97% lower than the US average
  • 606th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 12,859th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,580 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,882 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.68¢ per kWh

  • 0.61% higher than last month
  • 12.18% higher than April last year
  • 21.23% higher than the Washington average
  • 15.12% lower than the US average
  • 606th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 58 since April last year
  • 10,214th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 124 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,588 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$117.7 per month

  • 18.01% lower than last month
  • 5.14% lower than April last year
  • 9.69% higher than the Washington average
  • 4.39% higher than the US average
  • 418th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 28 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since April last year
  • 20,933rd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 4,712 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,781 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$119.14 per month

  • 0.44% lower than last month
  • 5.39% higher than April last year
  • 11.1% higher than the Washington average
  • 12.45% lower than the US average
  • 400th in the state out of 625 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 45 since April last year
  • 10,007th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 170 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,850 since April last year

Bellingham, WA Electricity Overview

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Citizens living in Bellingham are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 21.23% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents, which ranks the city 606th out of 645 cities in Washington for best average electricity rate. Puget Sound Energy has an estimated 4,006 residential customers, more than all other vendors who operate in the city. Power facilities in the city generate, on average, 10.59 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 490,379,601.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 5,222.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Bellingham as the highest polluting city in Washington. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Bellingham, with 99.83% 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 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 Bellingham
400th$119.14Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED13.74119.22993,94511,260,659.981,547,420,406
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 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 21.23% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents, which ranks the city 606th 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 21,203,552.55 kilograms, which is 88th highest amount in the state out of 645 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 489th worst in Washington for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,375.96 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 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 Lynden
400th$119.14Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED13.74119.2211,260,659.981,547,420,406

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Ferndale, WA Electricity Overview

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Citizens living in Ferndale are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.68 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 21.23% higher than the state's average rate of 11.29 cents, which ranks the city 606th 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 20,332,569.5 kilograms, which is 91st highest amount in the state out of 645 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 489th worst in Washington for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,375.96 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 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 Ferndale
400th$119.14Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED13.74119.2211,260,659.981,547,420,406
Whatcom County PUDBUNDLED

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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 1,629,941650,814,632.59399.29
Bellingham WA Natural Gas 993,945481,782,122.93484.72
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 621,887
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 348,422

Whatcom County, Washington Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Whatcom County's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 72.89% of electricity generation using this fuel source. When combined with Conventional Hydroelectric (27.00%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.11%), these three fuel types make up 100.00% county's electricity production. The county emits 3,573.39 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 824,299,746.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county per year. This is enough to rank 6th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. Whatcom County has 4 electricity generation plants, which is 2nd highest in Washington.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
72.89%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
27.00%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.11%

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 4.63% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average is 2.87%, meaning Whatcom County ranks 1481st 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%
    • BC HYDRO: 0.51%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 38.11%
    • Puget Sound Energy: 30.05%
  • Everson, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 50.00%
  • Ferndale, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 50.00%
    • Whatcom County PUD: 50.00%
  • Lynden, Washington:
    • Puget Sound Energy: 100.00%
  • 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 4 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 Energy296,282
2City of Blaine Utilities3,689
3Sumas, Washington Electric Utility1,068
4Whatcom County PUD1

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2023-12-06