Clean, renewable, reliable, and low-cost hydropower supplies more than 82% of the electricity sold by electric co-ops in Washington state. The state’s electric co-ops also are involved in the development of additional renewable power resources.
Coupled with the clean, reliable, and low-cost nuclear power in the electric co-ops’ resource portfolios means that less than 7% of the power delivered by electric co-ops in Washington is from resources that have greenhouse gas emissions. The resource portfolio of the electric co-ops in Washington is one of the most environmentally friendly in the nation.
Finally, the Clean Renewable Energy Bond program, which provides co-ops with an incentive equivalent to that historically available only to IOUs and private developers, has inspired a significant number of new co-op owned renewable generation projects.
WRECA Members Electric Fuel Mix
- Hydro: 85.13%
- Coal: 2.28%
- Natural Gas: 0.88%
- Nuclear: 10.79%
- Wind: 0.72%
- Biomass: 0.13%
- Waste: 0.05%
- Other: 0.03%