BVU Authority: Rates and Coverage Area

BVU Authority

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About BVU Authority

The most recent data reported by the company showed a total customer base of 16,421 accounts. Exactly 3 of these customers are industrial customers, 2,839 are commercial customer accounts and 13,579 are residential customers. On average, BVU Authority's patrons spend 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 16.55% lower than the average state price of 14.18 cents and 24.79% lower than the national average of 15.73. In 2022 the company sold 448,048 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 2022 from electricity activities was $49,957,700, with 95.37% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer of BVU Authority is $134.23. 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 5.92% of the electricity that they generate. The state average for energy loss is 2.71% and the US average is 2.87%. This gives BVU Authority a ranking of 17th best out of 32 electricity companies in Virginia and 1074th best out of 3517 suppliers in the country.

BVU Authority Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.093/kWh$191.90/mo.$76.34/mo.
774th11.83¢BVU Authority's Average residential price per kWh
1846th$134.23Average monthly electricity bill for BVU Authority's residential customers

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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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BVU Authority Service

  • States Served:
    • Virginia
  • Counties Served:
    • Washington County
    • Scott County
    • Bristol city
  • Major Cities Served:
Energy provider of the year for Virginia, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Residential Electricity Rate
Virginia, Mid-Sized Provider Category
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Energy Loss

BVU Authority's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1074 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 city16,996111.76$134.27/mo
Scott County21,576614.86$165.30/mo
Washington County53,997415.39$162.62/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 $134.23.

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

The average bundled price of electricity for customers of BVU Authority is 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-05-17