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Electricity In Virginia

  • Population8,535,519
  • Total Consumption119,887,949 MWh / 14.05 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions42,091,352,333 kg
  • Total Production96,570,815 MWh / 11.31 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Virginia

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.104/kWh$190.85/mo.$85.65/mo.
19th11.89¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Virginia
45th$134.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Virginia Residents

Energy Profile of Virginia

Virginia's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Virginia electricity rate in 2021 averages 11.89 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.77% less than the US average rate of 13.33 cents. Virginia ranks as the 19th lowest priced state in the country based on average electric rate. The state has 34 electric providers, and with a deregulated electricity market, consumers likely have many options to choose from when buying electricity. The average monthly power bill for a resident in Virginia is $134.36 per month, while the US average is $120.11. Citizens of the state use 119,887,949 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 10th highest consumer of megawatt hours in the US. The state ranks as the 12th worst polluting state in the US when considering total CO2 equivalent emissions, with over 42,091,352,332.88 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity consumption. Consumers in the state experience 0.76 power outages on average each year, with outages lasting an average of 66.36 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes.

Electricity Providers in Virginia

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Dominion Energy11.91133.2230,745,8563,662,768,50272,179,083.4349,059,060,453.23
Appalachian Power Company10.61121.376,288,184667,399,000919,3069,762,997,125.82
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative12.06151.282,359,670284,577,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,292,889,218.46
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative12.53147.522,260,473283,219,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,976,656,153.8
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative11.10135.361,193,381132,501,170No DataIcon representing missing value.802,041,277.54
Southside Electric Cooperative13.87161.82762,246105,691,700No DataIcon representing missing value.321,691,934.43
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative14.70180.98492,58972,393,000No DataIcon representing missing value.252,862,165.55
Danville Utilities14.09146.87460,89564,945,00038,675.69624,901,033.03
A&N Electric Cooperative11.79116.35376,20344,368,814338478,397,134.71
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative13.80141.1360,58649,754,800No DataIcon representing missing value.201,793,436.32

Power Plants in Virginia

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North AnnaDominion Energy (92.27%)Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (7.73%)
Nuclear 14,705,269210,894,187.6114.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SurryDominion Energy (100.00%)
Nuclear 14,135,333200,502,684.6214.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Greensville County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 10,851,6873,798,285,614.62350.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brunswick County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 8,894,3123,309,985,842.52372.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Warren CountyDominion Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 8,299,2873,056,818,648.24368.32No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Doswell Energy CenterDoswell Ltd Partnership (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,570,005.022,692,540,735.96483.4YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
StonewallGreen Energy Partners LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,150,3091,924,844,408.06373.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bear GardenDominion Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,760,595.011,439,221,178.74382.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ChesterfieldDominion Energy (100.00%)
Coal 3,520,2622,486,370,737.75706.3YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Tenaska Virginia Generating StationTenaska Virginia I LP (99.00%)
Natural Gas 3,314,3391,289,380,444.38389.03No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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As the 10th highest generator of solar power in the nation, Virginia produces a total of 1,988,373.62 megawatt hours.

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Electricity consumption per capita in Virginia totals 14.05 megawatt hours per year.

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In Virginia, 90,744,558.18 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable sources. Virginia ranks 15th worst in the US for total electricity production from non-renewable fuel sources.

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Virginia is 39th in the nation for megawatt hours per capita produced from coal, averaging 0.5 megawatt hours per person each year.

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With a population of 8,535,519 citizens, Virginia is the 12th largest state in the US.

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Over 6.01% of Virginia ’s electricity production comes from renewable fuels, putting Virginia at 33rd in the country for total renewable electricity production.

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Accomack County32,3165 providers811.79$116.35/mo
Albemarle County109,3308 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.65$149.65/mo
Alexandria city159,4284 providers111.91$133.22/mo
Alleghany County14,8608 providers113.26$134.02/mo
Amelia County13,1453 providers212.89$147.52/mo
Amherst County31,6057 providers112.66$142.38/mo
Appomattox County15,9116 providers112.77$149.52/mo
Arlington County236,8424 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$133.22/mo
Augusta County75,55813 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.85$136.39/mo
Bath County4,1477 providers113.47$136.09/mo
Bedford County78,99711 providers512.47$139.68/mo
Bland County6,2804 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.67$129.38/mo
Botetourt County33,4199 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$127.79/mo
Bristol city16,7625 providers110.55$123.88/mo
Brunswick County16,23111 providers212.64$146.11/mo
Buchanan County21,0044 providers110.71$123.03/mo
Buckingham County17,1486 providers213.14$154.42/mo
Buena Vista city6,4786 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.89$140.65/mo
Campbell County54,8858 providers112.40$141.66/mo
Caroline County30,7254 providers112.42$146.75/mo
Carroll County29,7919 providers211.73$126.21/mo
Charles City County6,9634 providers112.13$154.67/mo
Charlotte County11,8806 providers113.27$147.20/mo
Charlottesville city47,2665 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.67$148.63/mo
Chesapeake city244,8353 providers412.00$144.77/mo
Chesterfield County352,8023 providers512.50$141.76/mo
Clarke County14,6198 providers111.74$139.64/mo
Colonial Heights city17,3703 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.89$147.52/mo
Covington city5,5388 providers113.01$132.78/mo
Craig County5,1317 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.51$126.46/mo
Culpeper County52,6056 providers112.22$138.36/mo
Cumberland County9,9324 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.48$158.61/mo
Danville city40,0449 providers212.53$135.18/mo
Dickenson County14,3185 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.11$131.30/mo
Dinwiddie County28,5448 providers112.69$149.30/mo
Emporia city5,3467 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$149.80/mo
Essex County10,9534 providers112.00$142.60/mo
Fairfax County1,147,5326 providers312.00$135.35/mo
Fairfax city24,0193 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$137.85/mo
Falls Church city14,6172 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$133.22/mo
Fauquier County71,2226 providers312.00$141.69/mo
Floyd County15,7496 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.66$128.32/mo
Fluvanna County27,2706 providers312.96$154.14/mo
Franklin County56,0429 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.43$131.85/mo
Franklin city7,9675 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$156.78/mo
Frederick County89,3137 providers211.63$141.46/mo
Fredericksburg city29,0362 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$133.22/mo
Galax city6,3476 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$121.37/mo
Giles County16,7206 providers112.78$131.11/mo
Gloucester County37,3483 providers111.92$134.52/mo
Goochland County23,7535 providers212.73$149.15/mo
Grayson County15,5507 providers110.61$121.37/mo
Greene County19,8196 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$146.69/mo
Greensville County11,3368 providers312.37$149.90/mo
Halifax County33,91111 providers413.02$140.26/mo
Hampton city134,5102 providers111.91$133.22/mo
Hanover County107,7664 providers212.01$142.55/mo
Harrisonburg city53,0165 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.87$118.46/mo
Henrico County330,8186 providers212.04$136.92/mo
Henry County50,5578 providers312.51$131.94/mo
Highland County2,1905 providers112.92$132.74/mo
Hopewell city22,5293 providers312.16$150.43/mo
Isle of Wight County37,1096 providers212.21$158.41/mo
James City County76,5234 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$152.67/mo
King George County26,8364 providers212.77$149.85/mo
King William County17,1483 providers211.99$142.25/mo
King and Queen County7,0253 providers111.99$142.37/mo
Lancaster County10,6034 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.02$149.33/mo
Lee County23,4235 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.27$133.17/mo
Lexington city7,4464 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.80$136.58/mo
Loudoun County413,53812 providers112.20$140.09/mo
Louisa County37,5915 providers412.72$152.57/mo
Lunenburg County12,1965 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.04$143.95/mo
Lynchburg city82,1686 providers112.11$139.71/mo
Madison County13,2617 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.16$139.39/mo
Manassas Park city17,4784 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.60$130.00/mo
Manassas city41,0854 providers111.60$130.00/mo
Martinsville city12,5545 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.66$132.92/mo
Mathews County8,8342 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$133.22/mo
Mecklenburg County30,58711 providers413.20$143.26/mo
Middlesex County10,5823 providers211.95$137.89/mo
Montgomery County98,5356 providers112.45$122.84/mo
Nelson County14,9307 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.60$143.49/mo
New Kent County23,0913 providers111.95$137.63/mo
Newport News city179,2254 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.03$148.04/mo
Norfolk city242,7422 providers111.91$133.22/mo
Northampton County11,7101 provider211.79$116.35/mo
Northumberland County12,0953 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.11$149.15/mo
Norton city3,9816 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.42$137.61/mo
Nottoway County15,2324 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.71$143.92/mo
Orange County37,0515 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.48$143.32/mo
Page County23,9025 providers111.48$134.86/mo
Patrick County17,60810 providers112.48$131.52/mo
Petersburg city31,3464 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.82$150.43/mo
Pittsylvania County60,35411 providers612.63$136.43/mo
Poquoson city12,2712 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$133.22/mo
Portsmouth city94,3983 providers111.99$143.60/mo
Powhatan County29,6524 providers213.19$153.02/mo
Prince Edward County22,8025 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.32$154.05/mo
Prince George County38,3536 providers212.35$152.60/mo
Prince William County470,3355 providers911.94$135.72/mo
Pulaski County34,0274 providers312.41$125.74/mo
Radford city18,2494 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.61$127.49/mo
Rappahannock County7,3704 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$143.16/mo
Richmond County9,0234 providers112.79$149.50/mo
Richmond city230,4362 providers111.91$133.22/mo
Roanoke County94,1866 providers112.49$127.24/mo
Roanoke city99,1434 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.43$127.06/mo
Rockbridge County22,5738 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.23$136.52/mo
Rockingham County81,9489 providers510.98$121.71/mo
Russell County26,5866 providers110.91$127.82/mo
Salem city25,3015 providers312.44$125.30/mo
Scott County21,5668 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.84$127.17/mo
Shenandoah County43,6168 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.40$131.68/mo
Smyth County30,1042 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$121.37/mo
Southampton County17,6319 providers512.22$152.80/mo
Spotsylvania County136,2155 providers312.29$145.91/mo
Stafford County152,8826 providers112.58$146.89/mo
Staunton city24,9323 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.51$134.29/mo
Suffolk city92,1084 providers212.09$156.93/mo
Surry County6,4225 providers411.74$154.96/mo
Sussex County11,1599 providers112.05$152.00/mo
Tazewell County40,5953 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.81$124.67/mo
Virginia Beach city449,9742 providers211.91$133.22/mo
Warren County40,1645 providers111.71$139.85/mo
Washington County53,7406 providers110.57$123.21/mo
Waynesboro city22,6304 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$149.85/mo
Westmoreland County18,0154 providers112.81$149.76/mo
Williamsburg city14,9544 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$154.02/mo
Winchester city28,0782 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.58$143.32/mo
Wise County37,3838 providers111.32$135.05/mo
Wythe County28,6844 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.67$121.47/mo
York County68,2804 providers112.06$147.11/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Virginia’s primary fuel type utilized for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They generate 58.50% of the total production in the state from this fuel. Totaling Natural Gas with Nuclear (29.86%) and Coal (4.44%), the three fuel types make up 92.81% of the generation in the state. About 4,931.32 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent emissions per citizen are emitted in the state, making them the 23rd worst polluter per capita in the nation. This adds up to total emissions of 42,091,352,332.88 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production, making the state the 12th highest for total pollution in the United States. Virginia has the 19th most power plants of any state in the country, with 169 total plants. This translates to the 36th most power plants per person in the United States.

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Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Virginia include Dominion Energy & Appalachian Power Company & Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. At the state level, Virginia has decent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 28 companies in Virginia that reported energy loss, including Dominion Energy, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Combined, these 28 companies average an annual energy loss of 2.02% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.72%, which earns a rank of 47th worst in the country for Virginia in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating home installs of solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Virginia currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. Offering no rebates for solar panel purchases, the state is currently failing its citizens who want to install private solar panels. Unfortunately, homeowners in the state are only offered some optional tax exemptions for what they spend on solar panel purchases. The state currently does not offer a sales tax exemption for the purchase of solar, leaving consumers on their own for this category.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level determine whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel types to be a percentage of the fuel used for electricity production. These guidelines are known as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Virginia does not currently have any standards set up that providers have to follow. In addition, there are currently no low income solar programs to help low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Virginia

What is the average electric bill in Virginia?

In 2021, Virginia has an average electricity bill of $134, and the national average is $120.

Where does Virginia get its electricity?

The primary fuel types used for electricity production in Virginia are Natural Gas (58.50%), Nuclear (29.86%) and Coal (4.44%).

How much does electricity cost in Virginia?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 11.89 cents in Virginia in 2021.