Virginia Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Virginia

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Virginia

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    92,980,962 MWh / 10.71 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    129,942,253 MWh / 14.96 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    8,694,789 MWh / 1 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    40,288,728,490 kg / 4,639.62 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    84,286,173 MWh / 9.71 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Virginia

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.104/kWh$197.26/mo.$85.65/mo.
25th14.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Virginia
37th$144.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Virginia Residents

Virginia Electricity Fuel Mix

Virginia's Electricity Prices and Usage

Virginia has an average residential electricity rate of 14.28 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.81% less than the national average of 16.01 cents. This ranks Virginia as the 25th 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 10.71 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 14.96 megawatt hours of electricity per year. Customers in the state experience 0.75 electrical outages on average, with outages lasting an average of 63.59 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes. Over the previous year, Virginia has achieved a 8.86% 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 EnergyBUNDLED13.86134.8827,563,754.423,819,402,58468,081,452.23
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED15.81164.25,762,590911,266,000646,796
Rappahannock Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.72170.32,286,022336,466,000
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.28152.432,267,589301,154,000
Shenandoah Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.55156.191,163,701.33157,732,677
Southside Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.89168.69760,129113,196,000
Central Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.97174.99512,10571,521,000
Danville UtilitiesBUNDLED15.36156.28454,01569,717,40075.46
Mecklenburg Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.48147.01363,27852,599,600
A&N Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.30119.2351,332.7646,725,974170

Commercial Electricity Providers in Virginia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED8.861,482.1553,811,662.954,766,186,42568,081,452.23
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.643,852.385,604,249652,192,000
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED12.96468.313,550,784460,110,000646,796
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY8.163,872.181,117,19791,120,200
Shenandoah Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.21340.8514,013.5562,784,122
Harrisonburg ElectricBUNDLED10.38910.65376,03739,023,0003,958.29
Rappahannock Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.39314.73347,94946,577,000
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY9.9523,086.37297,81129,642,900
Danville UtilitiesBUNDLED11.05579.74287,85431,806,80075.46
Virginia Tech Electric ServiceBUNDLED13.162,480.24264,773.4134,852,378

Power Plants in Virginia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Louisa County Nuclear 15,820,294
Surry County Nuclear 13,867,802
Greensville County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Greensville County Natural Gas 10,292,8213,551,793,421.4345.07
Warren County Natural Gas 8,703,5333,170,443,136.28364.27
Brunswick County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Brunswick County Natural Gas 6,347,6492,371,239,514.56373.56
Doswell Energy CenterLS Power (100.00%)
Hanover County Natural Gas 5,313,761.012,520,413,571.14474.32
Potomac Energy Center, LLCPotomac Energy Center LLC (100.00%)
Loudoun County Natural Gas 4,443,2201,662,415,431.6374.15
Tenaska Virginia Generating StationITOCHU (17.32%)Tenaska (65.35%)
Fluvanna County Natural Gas 4,113,2141,575,283,412.23382.98
Buckingham County Natural Gas 3,074,0371,160,358,442.61377.47
Chesterfield County Natural Gas 2,417,651.011,227,563,899.8507.75

Quick Facts

Of all US States, Virginia is 39th in megawatt hours produced from wind power.

Roughly 90.65% of Virginia's electricity is produced using non-renewable fuel types, making it the 15th worst ranked state for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable sources.

There was a 3.63% decline in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the most recent 12 months in Virginia.

Virginia is the 10th highest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling 129,942,253.39 megawatt hours.

As the 16th highest generator of electricity in the country, power plants in Virginia produce 92,980,962.15 megawatt hours of electricity.

Virginia is 15th in US for generation per capita from nuclear power, averaging 3.42 megawatt hours generated from nuclear plants.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Accomack County33,3881813.30$119.20/mo
Albemarle County114,5341014.21$158.81/mo
Alexandria city155,5256113.86$134.88/mo
Alleghany County15,2668216.09$153.99/mo
Amelia County13,2207214.34$150.71/mo
Amherst County31,38110215.53$164.60/mo
Appomattox County16,03910114.36$157.37/mo
Arlington County234,000613.86$134.88/mo
Augusta County78,064813.79$145.59/mo
Bath County4,2438115.54$137.21/mo
Bedford County80,8489415.57$165.13/mo
Bland County6,278715.81$164.20/mo
Botetourt County33,5421016.42$162.34/mo
Bristol city16,9961111.02$134.16/mo
Brunswick County16,0448214.28$146.57/mo
Buchanan County20,6157115.81$164.20/mo
Buckingham County16,8327313.93$162.68/mo
Buena Vista city6,649715.33$136.64/mo
Campbell County55,6569414.63$152.07/mo
Caroline County30,8617114.69$169.22/mo
Carroll County29,1237215.81$164.20/mo
Charles City County6,8176213.86$134.88/mo
Charlotte County11,6058114.26$147.46/mo
Charlottesville city46,597713.91$154.93/mo
Chesapeake city252,4886713.86$134.88/mo
Chesterfield County378,4087513.95$137.81/mo
Clarke County14,7262114.68$169.84/mo
Colonial Heights city18,127613.86$134.88/mo
Covington city5,716613.86$134.88/mo
Craig County4,914816.84$167.54/mo
Culpeper County52,021814.49$160.77/mo
Cumberland County9,669814.08$148.49/mo
Danville city42,5568315.56$159.78/mo
Dickenson County14,256915.13$167.81/mo
Dinwiddie County28,0408114.24$150.04/mo
Emporia city5,7617114.16$140.75/mo
Essex County10,6217114.43$158.64/mo
Fairfax County1,138,3317213.79$136.96/mo
Fairfax city23,980613.86$134.88/mo
Falls Church city14,494613.86$134.88/mo
Fauquier County74,6648313.98$145.65/mo
Floyd County15,536715.81$164.20/mo
Fluvanna County27,0787213.94$166.03/mo
Franklin County54,829715.81$164.20/mo
Franklin city8,2497213.12$149.97/mo
Frederick County95,0512213.82$159.39/mo
Fredericksburg city28,027613.86$134.88/mo
Galax city6,681715.81$164.20/mo
Giles County16,7648116.61$166.78/mo
Gloucester County38,5866213.86$134.88/mo
Goochland County24,3008213.92$143.86/mo
Grayson County15,4187115.81$164.20/mo
Greene County20,374114.72$170.30/mo
Greensville County11,4657314.11$139.86/mo
Halifax County34,2288714.60$146.07/mo
Hampton city138,0376113.86$134.88/mo
Hanover County112,9387214.25$150.95/mo
Harrisonburg city52,0621211.35$109.82/mo
Henrico County333,9626413.86$134.88/mo
Henry County51,0778415.58$160.24/mo
Highland County2,2291115.60$136.95/mo
Hopewell city23,0206313.86$134.88/mo
Isle of Wight County38,3019313.35$164.73/mo
James City County81,1996113.86$134.88/mo
King George County26,5977114.08$151.67/mo
King William County17,5117314.34$154.90/mo
King and Queen County6,6907114.23$150.16/mo
Lancaster County10,9167114.12$154.82/mo
Lee County22,482312.91$150.14/mo
Lexington city7,287715.57$136.92/mo
Loudoun County432,0857113.70$139.62/mo
Louisa County37,1368514.37$165.65/mo
Lunenburg County11,982814.32$149.53/mo
Lynchburg city79,2877115.81$164.20/mo
Madison County13,731114.72$170.30/mo
Manassas Park city17,081713.57$143.65/mo
Manassas city42,5968612.81$126.85/mo
Martinsville city13,476112.60$119.53/mo
Mathews County8,548613.86$134.88/mo
Mecklenburg County30,3478414.16$141.04/mo
Middlesex County10,6866113.86$134.88/mo
Montgomery County98,9159316.57$166.33/mo
Nelson County14,795814.67$170.88/mo
New Kent County22,5196113.86$134.88/mo
Newport News city184,306613.86$134.88/mo
Norfolk city232,9956113.86$134.88/mo
Northampton County12,2261213.30$119.20/mo
Northumberland County11,965714.11$153.73/mo
Norton city3,696214.44$171.42/mo
Nottoway County15,667814.32$150.36/mo
Orange County36,001814.40$158.09/mo
Page County23,7341213.55$156.19/mo
Patrick County17,6618115.58$160.24/mo
Petersburg city33,229713.90$136.17/mo
Pittsylvania County60,83311614.95$151.90/mo
Poquoson city12,382613.86$134.88/mo
Portsmouth city97,0296113.86$134.88/mo
Powhatan County29,9798214.24$148.81/mo
Prince Edward County21,887814.25$148.33/mo
Prince George County42,1707213.54$150.19/mo
Prince William County486,9437413.59$143.06/mo
Pulaski County33,8937215.81$164.20/mo
Radford city16,205913.52$124.34/mo
Rappahannock County7,400114.72$170.30/mo
Richmond County8,9027114.09$152.35/mo
Richmond city229,3956113.86$134.88/mo
Roanoke County96,9148116.58$166.70/mo
Roanoke city97,847715.81$164.20/mo
Rockbridge County22,663714.65$135.83/mo
Rockingham County85,3978413.67$147.70/mo
Russell County25,9329115.13$167.81/mo
Salem city25,3359314.14$141.61/mo
Scott County21,5761114.77$164.98/mo
Shenandoah County44,0377113.65$149.54/mo
Smyth County29,960715.81$164.20/mo
Southampton County18,02810313.42$162.46/mo
Spotsylvania County146,6887514.53$162.71/mo
Stafford County163,3807113.68$140.38/mo
Staunton city25,358113.86$134.88/mo
Suffolk city98,5378313.37$163.56/mo
Surry County6,5638413.25$168.10/mo
Sussex County10,96011213.35$165.35/mo
Tazewell County40,615815.80$164.14/mo
Virginia Beach city455,6186213.86$134.88/mo
Warren County40,4423214.37$166.07/mo
Washington County53,9978115.05$159.43/mo
Waynesboro city22,149613.86$134.88/mo
Westmoreland County18,3247314.08$151.52/mo
Williamsburg city15,299613.86$134.88/mo
Winchester city28,194113.55$156.19/mo
Wise County36,5319114.80$169.56/mo
Wythe County28,3477115.81$164.20/mo
York County71,3416113.86$134.88/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 11th worst ranked state in the country, Virginia releases 40,288,728,490.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the state, which amounts to 4,639.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this calculation Virginia is the 22nd highest polluting state in the nation. Natural Gas makes up 56.19% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state of Virginia. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (31.93%) and Solar (5.82%), these three fuel types make up 87,344,903.48 megawatt hours (or 93.94%) of the state's electricity production. Virginia has 196 power plants, which is the 18th most in the United States and 37th most when considering facilities per capita.

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Virginia Net Metering

Virginia has 23 out of 32 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 2.71%. This includes data from 17 companies, including Dominion Energy, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. With a nationwide average of 2.87%, Virginia is ranked as the 17th 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 Electricity 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 56.19%, 31.93% and 5.82% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Virginia?

The Virginia average electric bill is $145 so far in 2024.

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 14.28 cents in Virginia in 2024.

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 32 electricity suppliers operating in Virginia.

How many power plants are located in Virginia?

There are 196 active power plants in Virginia.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Virginia?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Town of Elkton Public Works10.061,110
2Town of Front Royal Electric10.888,120
3BVU Authority11.0216,393
4Harrisonburg Electric11.3521,575
5Powell Valley Electric Cooperative11.378,343
6City of Manassas Utility11.7516,209
7Salem, Virginia Electric Utility12.3713,462
8Radford Electric12.387,493
9Martinsville Electric12.607,705
10Wakefield, Virginia Electric Utility12.68535

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-04-22