Electricity in Virginia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Virginia

  • Population
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    8,631,393
  • Total Production
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    94,309,016 MWh / 10.93 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    125,126,025 MWh / 14.5 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,594,092 MWh / 0.88 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    41,801,148,866 kg / 4,842.92 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    86,665,341 MWh / 10.04 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Virginia

Virginia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.104/kWh$190.85/mo.$85.65/mo.
20th12.40¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Virginia
42nd$133.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Virginia Residents

Energy Profile of Virginia

Virginia's Electricity Prices and Usage

Virginia has an average residential electricity rate of 12.40 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.39% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. This ranks Virginia as the 20th lowest priced state in the United States by average electric rate. The state operates a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents may choose from many electricity providers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their location. The state generates about 10.93 megawatt hours per capita per year from its power generating plants, which ranks it as the 35th highest producer per capita in the nation. Residents in the state have an average per capita consumption of 14.5 megawatt hours of electricity per year. Customers in the state experience 0.84 electrical outages on average, with outages lasting an average of 69.19 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. Over the previous year, Virginia has achieved a 32.25% rise in electricity generation using renewable fuel sources rather than traditional non-renewable fuels.

Residential Electricity Providers in Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.36129.529,122,8143,598,789,64369,894,375.99
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED11.74130.996,169,273724,191,000698,911
Rappahannock Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.94146.862,350,266280,538,000
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.521322,225,576256,465,000
Shenandoah Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.99134.561,210,709133,078,911
Southside Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.52159.51723,859105,094,000
Central Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.91164.78479,24866,643,000
Danville UtilitiesBUNDLED14.58143.71437,76163,811,70038,642
A&N Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.63112.56372,30843,285,445338
Mecklenburg Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.35130.64348,19646,468,300

Power Plants in Virginia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Louisa County Nuclear 15,371,765
Surry County Nuclear 13,199,870
Greensville County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Greensville County Natural Gas 11,513,1873,985,387,590.66346.16
Brunswick County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Brunswick County Natural Gas 8,671,8563,246,502,842.24374.37
Warren County Natural Gas 7,109,2952,624,805,507.8369.21
Loudoun County Natural Gas 5,060,9151,910,251,104.02377.45
Doswell Energy CenterLS Power (100.00%)
Hanover County Natural Gas 4,583,061.022,235,356,964.67487.74Yes
Tenaska Virginia Generating StationTenaska (65.35%)ITOCHU (17.32%)
Fluvanna County Natural Gas 3,648,7181,396,885,045.08382.84
Buckingham County Natural Gas 3,105,4891,210,266,953.61389.72
Chesterfield County Natural Gas 3,037,850.011,822,186,025.53599.83Yes

Quick Facts

Virginia ranks 9th in the US in solar power production, with 3,364,733.58 megawatt hours generated from solar energy.

Electricity generation from the burning of coal as a fuel totals 3,129,953.37 megawatt hours, giving Virginia the 35th position in the nationwide rankings.

On average, Virginia citizens are responsible for 4,842.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, making Virginia the 24th worst polluting state based on per capita pollution.

The largest supplier in the state of Virginia by customer count is Dominion Energy.

Virginia continues to make strides with the reduction of non-renewable fuel usage. The state has seen a 10.94% curtailment in the consumption of these fuel types for electricity generation within the previous 12 months.

The state of Virginia is the 17th highest producer of electricity in the US, producing 94,309,016.46 megawatt hours.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Accomack County33,4131211.63$112.56/mo
Albemarle County112,395512.98$146.76/mo
Alexandria city159,4671112.36$129.50/mo
Alleghany County15,2233114.08$133.33/mo
Amelia County13,265213.37$143.55/mo
Amherst County31,3075212.06$135.15/mo
Appomattox County16,119513.26$146.74/mo
Arlington County238,643112.36$129.50/mo
Augusta County77,487311.74$131.23/mo
Bath County4,2093113.57$114.36/mo
Bedford County79,4624212.39$137.71/mo
Bland County6,270211.74$130.99/mo
Botetourt County33,596513.79$136.62/mo
Bristol city17,219110.03$117.34/mo
Brunswick County15,8493113.16$137.17/mo
Buchanan County20,355211.74$130.99/mo
Buckingham County16,8242113.43$153.95/mo
Buena Vista city6,641213.43$116.20/mo
Campbell County55,6964112.86$138.93/mo
Caroline County30,8872111.95$146.33/mo
Carroll County29,155211.74$130.99/mo
Charles City County6,773112.36$129.50/mo
Charlotte County11,529313.18$139.76/mo
Charlottesville city46,553213.13$147.14/mo
Chesapeake city249,4221212.36$129.50/mo
Chesterfield County364,5482212.54$132.10/mo
Clarke County14,783211.91$146.46/mo
Colonial Heights city18,170112.36$129.50/mo
Covington city5,737212.38$129.62/mo
Craig County4,892313.96$138.25/mo
Culpeper County52,552312.05$142.05/mo
Cumberland County9,675313.05$141.53/mo
Danville city42,5903113.32$138.08/mo
Dickenson County14,124211.74$130.99/mo
Dinwiddie County27,947313.21$142.46/mo
Emporia city5,766212.84$130.05/mo
Essex County10,5992112.07$141.15/mo
Fairfax County1,150,3092112.26$129.79/mo
Fairfax city24,146112.36$129.50/mo
Falls Church city14,658112.36$129.50/mo
Fauquier County72,972312.14$133.94/mo
Floyd County15,476211.74$130.99/mo
Fluvanna County27,2492213.56$156.90/mo
Franklin County54,477211.74$130.99/mo
Franklin city8,180213.24$145.42/mo
Frederick County91,4192111.21$137.36/mo
Fredericksburg city27,982112.36$129.50/mo
Galax city6,720211.74$130.99/mo
Giles County16,7873113.47$136.63/mo
Gloucester County38,711112.36$129.50/mo
Goochland County24,7273112.61$136.65/mo
Grayson County15,3332111.74$130.99/mo
Greene County20,552111.94$146.86/mo
Greensville County11,3912212.76$129.97/mo
Halifax County34,0223213.47$135.68/mo
Hampton city137,148112.36$129.50/mo
Hanover County109,9792212.17$137.38/mo
Harrisonburg city51,81419.63$88.29/mo
Henrico County334,389112.36$129.50/mo
Henry County50,9483113.16$137.35/mo
Highland County2,232113.63$113.81/mo
Hopewell city23,0331212.36$129.50/mo
Isle of Wight County38,6064212.30$151.34/mo
James City County78,254112.36$129.50/mo
King George County26,7232213.24$142.78/mo
King William County17,8102112.12$139.32/mo
King and Queen County6,608212.18$136.99/mo
Lancaster County10,919213.27$143.10/mo
Lee County22,173110.20$111.26/mo
Lexington city7,320213.61$114.06/mo
Loudoun County420,9592112.13$130.17/mo
Louisa County37,5963212.54$148.79/mo
Lunenburg County11,936313.31$141.95/mo
Lynchburg city79,009211.74$130.99/mo
Madison County13,837111.94$146.86/mo
Manassas Park city17,219211.94$130.75/mo
Manassas city42,772311.13$115.29/mo
Martinsville city13,485112.70$118.70/mo
Mathews County8,533112.36$129.50/mo
Mecklenburg County30,3193212.85$130.49/mo
Middlesex County10,625112.36$129.50/mo
Montgomery County99,7214113.39$136.14/mo
Nelson County14,775313.08$151.90/mo
New Kent County22,945112.36$129.50/mo
Newport News city186,247112.36$129.50/mo
Norfolk city238,005112.36$129.50/mo
Northampton County12,282111.63$112.56/mo
Northumberland County11,839213.42$145.48/mo
Nottoway County15,642313.33$143.03/mo
Orange County36,254312.13$141.27/mo
Page County23,709110.99$134.56/mo
Patrick County17,608313.16$137.35/mo
Petersburg city33,458212.44$130.64/mo
Pittsylvania County60,5016113.49$137.24/mo
Poquoson city12,460112.36$129.50/mo
Portsmouth city97,9151112.36$129.50/mo
Powhatan County30,333313.21$141.86/mo
Prince Edward County21,849313.20$141.44/mo
Prince George County43,010212.17$138.30/mo
Prince William County482,2042111.97$130.66/mo
Pulaski County33,800211.74$130.99/mo
Radford city16,070412.64$114.81/mo
Rappahannock County7,348111.94$146.86/mo
Richmond County8,923213.17$141.70/mo
Richmond city226,6101112.36$129.50/mo
Roanoke County96,929313.40$136.42/mo
Roanoke city100,011211.74$130.99/mo
Rockbridge County22,650212.94$122.34/mo
Rockingham County83,7573111.53$132.50/mo
Russell County25,7812111.74$130.99/mo
Salem city25,3464211.72$119.98/mo
Scott County21,576411.48$128.01/mo
Shenandoah County44,186211.42$132.99/mo
Smyth County29,800211.74$130.99/mo
Southampton County17,9965112.34$149.37/mo
Spotsylvania County140,0322312.03$143.15/mo
Stafford County156,927212.10$130.28/mo
Staunton city25,750110.99$134.56/mo
Suffolk city94,324312.30$150.42/mo
Surry County6,5613312.18$152.02/mo
Sussex County10,829612.27$150.59/mo
Tazewell County40,429311.74$130.96/mo
Virginia Beach city459,470112.36$129.50/mo
Warren County40,7273111.75$143.82/mo
Washington County53,935311.47$128.82/mo
Waynesboro city22,196112.36$129.50/mo
Westmoreland County18,477213.31$143.80/mo
Williamsburg city15,425112.36$129.50/mo
Winchester city28,120110.99$134.56/mo
Wise County36,1302111.74$130.99/mo
Wythe County28,290211.74$130.99/mo
York County70,0451112.36$129.50/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 13th worst ranked state in the country, Virginia releases 41,801,148,865.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the state, which amounts to 4,842.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this calculation Virginia is the 24th highest polluting state in the nation. Natural Gas makes up 57.37% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state of Virginia. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (30.30%) and Solar (3.57%), these three fuel types make up 86,042,727.71 megawatt hours (or 91.23%) of the state's electricity production. Virginia has 61 power plants, which is the 8th most in the United States and 35th most when considering facilities per capita.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
57.37%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
30.30%
SOLAR
Solar
3.57%
COAL
Coal
3.32%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
1.53%
OTHER
Other
3.87%

Virginia Net Metering

Virginia has 21 out of 31 electricity suppliers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Virginia has above average state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Virginia is 0.85%. This includes data from 17 companies, including Dominion Energy, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. With a nationwide average of 2.76%, Virginia is ranked as the 4th best state in the US.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster solar panel installs at private residences, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with solar related tax and rebate incentives. Virginia, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who install solar panels. Offering no rebates for solar purchases, the state currently is failing its citizens who wish to install private solar panels. Unfortunately, homeowners in the state are only offered some optional tax exemptions for what they spend on solar installs. Citizens in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Legislation enforced at the state level determines whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel sources to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by suppliers in the state. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Virginia, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Also, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that help with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Virginia, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Virginia

Where does Virginia get its electricity?

The primary fuel types used for electricity production in Virginia are Natural Gas, Nuclear and Solar, accounting for 57.37%, 30.30% and 3.57% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Virginia?

The Virginia average electric bill is $133 so far in 2022.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Virginia?

The largest electricity company in Virginia by megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy.

What is a good electricity rate in Virginia?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 12.40 cents in Virginia in 2022.

Does Virginia have a deregulated electricity market?

Virginia has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity companies for their electricity needs.

How many electric companies offer service in Virginia?

There are 31 electricity suppliers operating in Virginia.

How many power plants are located in Virginia?

There are 61 active power plants in Virginia.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Virginia?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-25