As seen from the information below, the majority of the power we purchase comes from various hydroelectric sources throughout the Northwest.
2019 Lewis PUD Generation Fuel Mix
- Hydro – 75.28%
- Nuclear – 10.32%
- Natural Gas – 0.00%
- Coal – 0.00%
- Wind – 3.94%
- Solar – 5.61%
- Other – 4.85%
* “Other” are market purchases from unknown resources that the district offsets with renewable energy credits.
Most of the District’s energy is provided by The Bonneville Power Administration, a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several other small nonfederal power plants.
Burton Creek Hydro (Sollos Energy LLC) is owned and operated by Mr. Sam Perry. While Burton Creek has been producing about 200 Average KWh and about 500 Peak KWh for the past few decades, in 2011 the FERC license required some new upgrades to the facility and Mr. Perry purchased the FERC license and commenced working to bring the plant back to life.