Customer Service (M-F 8a-5:30p): 425-783-1000
Currently, most of our power is purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and most of BPA’s power is generated by dams built by the federal government throughout the Pacific Northwest — primarily on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
We are also continually researching and developing other sources of power in an effort to create a more balanced mix of energy sources and help supplement our purchases from BPA with clean, renewable energy. These efforts include our current power sources (hydroelectric, biomass, wind, and solar) as well as assessment and potential development of small hydroelectric projects. You can also learn more about what the Snohomish County PUD is doing to meet future growth and invest in renewable energy sources in our Integrated Resource Plan.
View a map of our renewable resources.
The PUD is seeking offers of up to 50 MW firm energy and/or capacity during winter on-peak hours for the November through February period, beginning November 1, 2019, for a minimum of two years (through February 2021) and a maximum of five years (through February 2024). More information about this Request for Offers is available by clicking here.
When asked about how “important” it is in general that a utility invests in renewable energy sources, our customers rated this factor 8.25 on a 0 to 10 scale.
When asked if “committed to protecting Snohomish County’s environment” describes Snohomish PUD, our customers rated us 8.35 on a 0 to 10 scale.
Washington state law requires utilities to publish their fuel mix for customers. The chart below indicates the types of fuel sources the PUD used during 2017:
Note: Total may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Based on data received from the state of Washington on 11/8/18.
1The PUD does not have coal or natural gas resources in its power supply portfolio. It does make market purchases to balance or match its loads and resources. These purchases, along with market purchases made by BPA, may incidentally include coal or natural gas resources, which are assigned to the utility.
3Includes biomass, other non-biogenic and petroleum.
Scott Spahr 425-783-1746
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)