Below Average, Right Where We Want to Be

February 01, 2020

Salem Electric’s current residential rate for electricity is 7.55 cents/kWh, 31% below the average cost per kWh in Oregon, and 41% lower than the national average.

Thanks to renewable hydropower, the Columbia River Basin produces more electricity than any other North American river system, which helps keep the cost per kWh low. When it comes to the cost of electricity, being below average is right where we want to be.

U.S. average prices of electricity