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Rates & fees

Find information about rate schedules and fees charged by the PUD.

Electric rates

Includes rates for residential, business, and street/area lighting services
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Water rates

Rate information for the various water systems
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New rate structure in 2022

The PUD is restructuring the way it bills for electric service
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Rates for other services

Net metering, customer-owned electric generation, retail EV charging rates
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Electric Service fees

Fees for specific services, including the account service charge, reconnections, and disconnections
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Frequently asked questions

What do rates cover?

Rates include the cost of purchasing or producing power (energy charge); the cost of getting that power to your home or business, including not only equipment but labor and facilities (distribution charge), and administrative overhead costs (customer charge).

Most rates in the region include both energy and distribution costs together. One of the major changes in deregulation is the separation of these costs (often referred to as “unbundling” of rates). Some utilities charge a basic monthly customer charge on top of energy-usage/distribution charges.

Rates differ from residential to commercial to large industrial customers largely because of the costs it involves to get power to each customer classification.

Each class has the same amount of energy charge built into its rate structure. But it’s cheaper to deliver power to one large industrial customer than to several small homes because often the large industrial customer has its own substation and takes power at a much higher voltage than residential customers who must have the voltage lowered for them to use in their households.

Delivering power to our growing customer base requires many substations, poles, distribution wires, switching stations, transformers, etc. That’s basically why large industrial customers have lower rates than residential customers.

How do PUD residential rates compare to other regional rates?

This chart compares residential bills from various regional utilities. Based on 1,000 kilowatt-hours (average rates, as of October 2021; includes customer charges where applicable)

Grays Harbor PUD $130.10
Seattle City Light $125.30
Portland General Electric $123.29
Klickitat PUD $116.92
Puget Sound Energy $111.46
Snohomish PUD $102.52
Tacoma Power $99.47
Clark PUD $93.60
Cowlitz PUD $91.70