Where we get our power

About 85 percent of the utility’s power comes from hydroelectricity — almost all of it from the Bonneville Power Administration or our own hydro facilities. And nearly all of the electricity consumed by PUD customers is either renewable or generated from sources that don’t use fossil fuels.

The chart below shows the breakdown in our “fuel mix,” or the type of power.  The nuclear power shown is energy the BPA purchases from the Columbia Generating Station in southeastern Washington, and is part of the BPA’s overall mix of power resources.

Our fuel mix consists of 9.7% nuclear, 4.1% market purchases, 1.8% wind, solar, biomass and natural gas. The remaining 84.4% hydro.