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An abundance of hydroelectric power offers Spokane residents some of the lowest rates in the nation.

An abundance of hydroelectric power offers Northwesterners some of the lowest rates in the nation. Electrical deregulation has not yet come to Washington. Avista Utilities is the region's main utility company, supplying power to the citizens of Spokane and the surrounding community.

The region also benefits from hydroelectric power generated from the Clark Fork and Spokane rivers. Hydropower provides about 60 percent of the total electrical energy used by Avista customers.

Source: Avista Utilities

 

 

 

Electrical Costs per Month

 

LocationResidential 1,000kWhCommercial 14,000kWh 40kWIndustrial 200,000kWh 1,000kWLg. Industrial 15 mil. kWh 50,000 kW
Birmingham, AL $119.91 $1,617 $17,834 $1,149,069
Boston, MA $165.86 $2,224 $39,599 $2,458,887
Chicago, IL $118.90 $1,368 NA NA
Colorado Springs, CO1 $95.24 $1,200 $22,099 $1,249,842
Henderson, NV $127.12 $1,098 $21,265 $1,328,827
Madison, WI $148.66 $1,645 $27,255 $1,696,623
Portland, OR $108.33 $1,251 $17,299 $980,215
Raleigh, NC $106.00 $1,092 $22,242 $1,331,496
Salt Lake, UT $95.96 $1,138 $21,834 $1,028,884
San Diego, CA $217.55 $2,071 $37,777 $1,609,617
Seattle, WA $97.33 $1,296 $20,407 $1,075,700
Spokane, WA $76.75 $1,325 $18,797 $936,611
Tucson, AZ $94.07 $1,541 $21,441 $1,390,600
National Average $125.91 $1,535 $23,711 $1,427,612

Source: Typical Bills and Average Rates Report, Edison Electric Institute, Winter 2012

 

Local Distribution CompaniesAddress/Phone
Avista Corporation 1411 E. Mission; Spokane, WA 99220-3727 (800) 227-9187
Inland Power & Light Company 10110 W. Hallett Rd; Spokane, WA 99224; (509) 747-7151
Vera Water & Power 601 N. Evergreen Rd; Spokane Valley, WA 99037 (509) 924-3800
Kootenai Electric Cooperative

2451 W. Dakota Ave; Hayden, ID 83835 (208)765-1200; (800)240-0459