BVU Authority

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About BVU Authority

The most recent data reported by the company showed a total customer base of 16,350 accounts. Exactly 3 of these customers are industrial customers, 2,758 are commercial customer accounts and 13,589 are residential customers. On average, BVU Authority's patrons spend 10.03 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 19.80% lower than the average state price of 12.50 cents and 28.94% lower than the national average of 14.11. In 2020 the company sold 420,918 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. Their revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $42,632,300, with 95.55% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer of BVU Authority is $117.34. The provider currently does not generate their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices and then resell it at a higher rate to end users.

Energy Loss

Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. BVU Authority recently reported an annual loss of roughly 5.40% of the electricity that they generate. The state average for energy loss is 0.85% and the US average is 2.76%. This gives BVU Authority a ranking of 15th best out of 32 electricity companies in Virginia and 1001st best out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

BVU Authority Rate & Electric Bills

BVU Authority residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.113/kWh$0.100/kWh$137.34/mo.$117.34/mo.
498th10.03¢BVU Authority's Average residential price per kWh
1701st$117.34Average monthly electricity bill for BVU Authority's residential customers

BVU Authority Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:15022 Lee Highway
    Bristol, Virginia 24202
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Donald L. Bowman

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Energy Loss

BVU Authority's energy loss due to business operations.


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1001 National Rank

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BVU Authority State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

BVU Authority County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Bristol city17,219110.03$117.34/mo
Scott County21,576612.38$145.76/mo
Washington County53,935411.80$133.36/mo

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BVU Authority FAQ:

Who is the CEO of BVU Authority?

Donald L. Bowman is the CEO of BVU Authority.

What is the phone number for BVU Authority?

The BVU Authority phone number is (276) 669-4112.

How many counties does BVU Authority offer service in?

There are 3 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by BVU Authority.

What is the average bundled bill for BVU Authority customers each month?

Consumers of BVU Authority pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $117.34.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for BVU Authority customers?

The average bundled price of electricity for customers of BVU Authority is 10.03 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-01