Electricity Rates in Virginia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Virginia

  • Population
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    8,631,393
  • Total Production
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    92,360,490 MWh / 10.7 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    127,757,242 MWh / 14.8 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    8,265,107 MWh / 0.96 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    42,292,911,553 kg / 4,899.89 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    84,095,383 MWh / 9.74 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$0.144/kWh$0.104/kWh$197.22/mo.$85.65/mo.
20th12.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Virginia
41st$138.62Average 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 12.71 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 12.10% less than the national average of 14.46 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 10.7 megawatt hours per capita per year from its power generating plants, which ranks it as the 36th highest producer per capita in the nation. The state consumes 127,757,242 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 10th ranked state for total electricity consumption. On average, citizens of Virginia create 4,899.89 kilograms of CO2 gases from electric use for each resident in the state, which is the 26th highest in the nation. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in Virginia is $138.62 per month, while the national average is $129.86.

Residential Electricity Providers in Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.61133.6829,560,7473,727,705,84168,095,077.53
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED12.14136.396,209,975753,816,000432,013
Rappahannock Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.29150.932,361,143290,242,000
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.521322,225,576256,465,000
Shenandoah Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.57140.151,201,655139,040,973
Southside Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.52159.51723,859105,094,000
Central Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.91164.78479,24866,643,000
Danville UtilitiesBUNDLED14.58143.71437,76163,811,700259.38
A&N Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.62112.57373,29043,367,371243
Mecklenburg Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.35130.64348,19646,468,300

Commercial Electricity Providers in Virginia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED8.481,255.6847,164,1724,000,616,62968,095,077.53
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED9.49361.963,670,561348,208,000432,013
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY5.411,930.191,038,87256,191,600
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.68567.41951,77892,139,000
Shenandoah Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.50292.84511,34653,670,525
Danville UtilitiesBUNDLED8.96277.75409,71236,692,400259.38
Harrisonburg ElectricBUNDLED8.23709.66362,84429,857,0003,532.58
Rappahannock Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.33275.35357,02640,462,000
Virginia Tech Electric ServiceBUNDLED9.491,733.53252,81924,000,765
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED11.41493.36240,99027,500,390

Power Plants in Virginia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Louisa County Nuclear 15,731,564
Surry County Nuclear 14,029,511
Greensville County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Greensville County Natural Gas 11,243,4963,889,023,785.92345.89
Brunswick County Power StationDominion Energy (100.00%)
Brunswick County Natural Gas 7,703,6102,943,762,857.28382.13
Warren County Natural Gas 6,247,7842,321,713,788.1371.61
Doswell Energy CenterLS Power (100.00%)
Hanover County Natural Gas 4,362,205.022,129,276,532.8488.12
Chesterfield County Natural Gas 3,810,506.012,410,877,499.07632.69
Potomac Energy Center, LLCPotomac Energy Center LLC (100.00%)
Loudoun County Natural Gas 3,673,897.781,405,588,689.12382.59
Tenaska Virginia Generating StationITOCHU (17.32%)Tenaska (65.35%)
Fluvanna County Natural Gas 3,556,2881,371,438,264.98385.64
Cherry Hill CDP Natural Gas 2,411,120945,352,181.44392.08

Quick Facts

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

Non-renewable sources are used in the generation of 91.05% of the megawatt hours produced in Virginia, ranking it 16th worst for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels.

With total production of 92,360,490.33 megawatt hours, Virginia is ranked 17th highest for total production of any states in the nation.

Virginia has accomplished a 7.52% decrease in CO2 emissions on account of electricity consumption throughout the last 12 months.

During the course of the past year, Virginia has seen a 85.17% increase in generation of electricity from solar sources, up from 2,370,323.22 megawatt hours each year to 4,389,228.36 megawatt hours per year.

Virginia is 12th in US for generation per capita from nuclear power, averaging 3.45 megawatt hours generated from nuclear plants.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Accomack County33,4131811.62$112.57/mo
Albemarle County112,3951013.14$149.15/mo
Alexandria city159,4676112.61$133.68/mo
Alleghany County15,2238214.15$134.44/mo
Amelia County13,2657113.50$145.78/mo
Amherst County31,30710312.40$139.74/mo
Appomattox County16,1191013.39$148.87/mo
Arlington County238,643612.61$133.68/mo
Augusta County77,487812.14$135.91/mo
Bath County4,2098113.58$114.51/mo
Bedford County79,4629412.69$141.81/mo
Bland County6,270712.14$136.39/mo
Botetourt County33,5961013.93$138.60/mo
Bristol city17,219110.03$117.34/mo
Brunswick County15,8498113.28$139.15/mo
Buchanan County20,3557112.14$136.39/mo
Buckingham County16,8247313.51$155.23/mo
Buena Vista city6,641713.47$116.84/mo
Campbell County55,6969213.08$142.14/mo
Caroline County30,8877112.30$150.41/mo
Carroll County29,1557212.14$136.39/mo
Charles City County6,7736112.61$133.68/mo
Charlotte County11,5298113.32$142.15/mo
Charlottesville city46,553713.26$149.23/mo
Chesapeake city249,4226512.61$133.68/mo
Chesterfield County364,5487312.78$135.92/mo
Clarke County14,7832112.27$150.58/mo
Colonial Heights city18,170612.61$133.68/mo
Covington city5,737612.61$133.68/mo
Craig County4,892814.10$140.05/mo
Culpeper County52,552812.38$146.11/mo
Cumberland County9,675813.21$144.16/mo
Danville city42,5908213.50$140.47/mo
Dickenson County14,124912.54$147.81/mo
Dinwiddie County27,947813.35$144.81/mo
Emporia city5,7667112.97$132.21/mo
Essex County10,5997112.40$145.25/mo
Fairfax County1,150,3097212.48$133.48/mo
Fairfax city24,146612.61$133.68/mo
Falls Church city14,658612.61$133.68/mo
Fauquier County72,9728312.39$137.52/mo
Floyd County15,476712.14$136.39/mo
Fluvanna County27,2497213.62$157.83/mo
Franklin County54,477712.14$136.39/mo
Franklin city8,1807213.27$145.85/mo
Frederick County91,4192211.73$142.60/mo
Fredericksburg city27,982612.61$133.68/mo
Galax city6,720712.14$136.39/mo
Giles County16,7878113.65$139.21/mo
Gloucester County38,7116212.61$133.68/mo
Goochland County24,7278112.82$140.09/mo
Grayson County15,3337112.14$136.39/mo
Greene County20,552112.29$150.93/mo
Greensville County11,3917212.91$132.43/mo
Halifax County34,0228413.57$137.28/mo
Hampton city137,1486112.61$133.68/mo
Hanover County109,9797212.47$141.51/mo
Harrisonburg city51,814129.63$88.29/mo
Henrico County334,3896112.61$133.68/mo
Henry County50,9488213.36$140.05/mo
Highland County2,2321113.63$113.81/mo
Hopewell city23,0336212.61$133.68/mo
Isle of Wight County38,6069312.42$153.19/mo
James City County78,2546112.61$133.68/mo
King George County26,7237213.38$145.08/mo
King William County17,8107312.43$143.44/mo
King and Queen County6,608712.47$141.12/mo
Lancaster County10,9197113.40$145.36/mo
Lee County22,173311.57$135.28/mo
Lexington city7,320713.61$114.13/mo
Loudoun County420,9597112.32$133.23/mo
Louisa County37,5968412.78$151.78/mo
Lunenburg County11,936813.44$144.17/mo
Lynchburg city79,0097112.14$136.39/mo
Madison County13,837112.29$150.93/mo
Manassas Park city17,219712.07$132.84/mo
Manassas city42,7728611.25$117.37/mo
Martinsville city13,485112.70$118.70/mo
Mathews County8,533612.61$133.68/mo
Mecklenburg County30,3198312.98$132.67/mo
Middlesex County10,6256112.61$133.68/mo
Montgomery County99,7219313.56$138.76/mo
Nelson County14,775813.23$153.96/mo
New Kent County22,9456112.61$133.68/mo
Newport News city186,247612.61$133.68/mo
Norfolk city238,0056112.61$133.68/mo
Northampton County12,2821211.62$112.57/mo
Northumberland County11,839713.54$147.40/mo
Norton city3,687212.94$159.23/mo
Nottoway County15,642813.47$145.26/mo
Orange County36,254812.44$145.28/mo
Page County23,7091211.57$140.15/mo
Patrick County17,6088113.36$140.05/mo
Petersburg city33,458712.68$134.67/mo
Pittsylvania County60,50111213.60$138.89/mo
Poquoson city12,460612.61$133.68/mo
Portsmouth city97,9156112.61$133.68/mo
Powhatan County30,3338213.36$144.34/mo
Prince Edward County21,849813.36$143.97/mo
Prince George County43,0107112.33$140.99/mo
Prince William County482,2047312.10$132.90/mo
Pulaski County33,8007112.14$136.39/mo
Radford city16,070912.70$115.54/mo
Rappahannock County7,348112.29$150.93/mo
Richmond County8,9237113.32$144.15/mo
Richmond city226,6106112.61$133.68/mo
Roanoke County96,9298113.60$139.12/mo
Roanoke city100,011712.14$136.39/mo
Rockbridge County22,650713.08$124.61/mo
Rockingham County83,7578211.98$137.53/mo
Russell County25,7819112.54$147.81/mo
Salem city25,3469311.92$122.67/mo
Scott County21,5761112.38$145.76/mo
Shenandoah County44,186711.89$138.14/mo
Smyth County29,800712.14$136.39/mo
Southampton County17,99610212.47$151.37/mo
Spotsylvania County140,0327412.36$147.24/mo
Stafford County156,9277112.27$133.16/mo
Suffolk city94,3248212.43$152.49/mo
Surry County6,5618412.26$153.50/mo
Sussex County10,82911112.38$152.28/mo
Tazewell County40,429812.13$136.34/mo
Virginia Beach city459,4706112.61$133.68/mo
Warren County40,7273212.12$147.94/mo
Washington County53,9358111.80$133.36/mo
Waynesboro city22,196612.61$133.68/mo
Westmoreland County18,4777213.44$145.96/mo
Williamsburg city15,425612.61$133.68/mo
Winchester city28,120111.57$140.15/mo
Wise County36,1309112.74$153.35/mo
Wythe County28,290712.14$136.39/mo
York County70,0456112.61$133.68/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 12th worst ranked state in the country, Virginia releases 42,292,911,553.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the state, which amounts to 4,899.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this calculation Virginia is the 26th highest polluting state in the nation. Natural Gas makes up 54.07% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state of Virginia. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (32.22%) and Solar (4.75%), these three fuel types make up 84,089,270.71 megawatt hours (or 91.04%) of the state's electricity production. Virginia has 153 power plants, which is the 19th most in the United States and 41st most when considering facilities per capita.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
54.07%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
32.22%
SOLAR
Solar
4.75%
COAL
Coal
3.83%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
1.82%
OTHER
Other
3.31%

Virginia Net Metering

Virginia has 22 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 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 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 54.07%, 32.22% and 4.75% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Virginia?

The Virginia average electric bill is $139 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 12.71 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 32 electricity suppliers operating in Virginia.

How many power plants are located in Virginia?

There are 153 active power plants in Virginia.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Virginia?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-27