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  • The Grand Coulee Dam on Washington's Columbia River is the largest hydroelectric power producer in the United States, with a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts.
  • In 2015, Washington was the leading producer of electricity from hydroelectric sources and accounted for 30% of the nation's utility-scale net hydroelectricity generation.
  • Although not a crude oil producing state, Washington ranked fifth in the nation in crude oil refining capacity as of January 2016.
  • Washington ranked ninth in the nation in net generation of electricity from wind energy in 2015.
  • In 2015, Washington had the lowest average residential retail electricity prices in the nation and the lowest average combined retail electricity price across all sectors.

Last Updated: November 17, 2016

More Data & Analysis in Washington

Washington, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 32
Total Energy per Capita 45
Total Energy 20
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal 26
Electricity 11
Natural Gas 27
Electricity 49
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 27

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Today In Energy

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Washington State Energy Office

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

State of Washington Department of Commerce - Washington Weatherization Programs

State of Washington Department of Commerce - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services - Energy Program


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