Washington electricity rates in December 2017 averaged 9.63 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 23 percent less than the 12.50 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2017.
Washington natural gas rates in December 2017 averaged 9.65 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 3 percent more than the 9.33 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2017.
Solar and wind might get a lot more headlines right now, but hydropower is more than holding its own as an electricity source in the U.S.
The NREL recently assessed the state of solar in the U.S. and found that rooftop has the potential to power nearly two-fifths of the nation.
Washington has an estimated population of 6,724,540, which ranks 13th in the nation. 
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