Bedford County, Virginia Electric Profile

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The burning of natural gas in Bedford County yields a total of 4,142.96 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 31st out of 133 counties in Virginia.

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Bedford County is the 107th highest polluting county in Virginia when considering pollution per capita.

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Bedford County has achieved a 11.34% rise in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation over the last 12 months.

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The largest provider in Bedford County by megawatt hours sold is Appalachian Power Company.

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Almost 33.90% of Bedford County’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 382nd county in the US out of 3220 counties for total hydroelectric production.

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Bedford County produces 1.09 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 1434th highest county out of 3220 counties in the United States for production per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,116,911 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    86,220 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    81,963 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,257 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.09 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    353,088,075 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,469.64 kg

Forest CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Forest CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 11.28 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 5.61% below the average Virginia price of 11.95 cents and 16.14% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Appalachian Power Company has 669 residential customers, more than all other electricity suppliers who operate in the city.

As the 117th worst ranked city out of 593 cities in the state, Forest CDP emits 49,512,844.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the city ranks 248th highest in Virginia for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 4,569.29 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city has zero electricity producing plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Forest CDP

Forest CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.102/kWh$218.19/mo.$86.24/mo.
84th11.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Forest CDP
154th$126.49Average residential monthly electricity bill for Forest CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Forest CDP, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000
Southside Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.52159.51No DataIcon representing missing value.723,859105,094,000

Zips with electric coverage in Forest CDP, Virginia include: 24502, 24551, 24503

Bedford, VA Electric Overview

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Bedford has an average residential electricity rate of 11.44 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.27% lower than the state's average rate of 11.95 cents, resulting in the city ranking 88th out of 593 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The city produces around 0.02 megawatt hours per consumer in the city each year from power plants located in its city limits, which makes them the 35th highest producer out of 593 cities in Virginia. They saw a rise in the ratio of emissions per capita of around 2.37% throughout the past 12 months.

On average, Bedford residents emit 4,575.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 24th worst polluting city out of 593 cities in Virginia based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the city from electricity use is 30,026,563.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 169th highest in the state. The main fuel type utilized in Bedford is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. There is one power generation plant in Bedford, which is the 12th most power plants in a city in Virginia and is the 19th highest rate of power plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bedford

Bedford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.102/kWh$218.19/mo.$86.24/mo.
88th11.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bedford
164th$129.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bedford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bedford, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000
Bedford ElectricBUNDLED12.64144.1611479,69010,070,000

Montvale CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Montvale CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately for the citizens, this price is below both the state and nationwide average rates of 11.95 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $119.81 per month. Appalachian Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

On average, Montvale CDP residents emit 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 248th highest polluting city out of 593 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 2,778,129.34 kilograms, the city ranks 418th worst in Virginia for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Montvale CDP

Montvale CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.102/kWh$218.19/mo.$86.24/mo.
3rd10.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Montvale CDP
76th$119.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Montvale CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Montvale CDP, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000

Energy Production in Bedford County, Virginia

Power Plants in Bedford County, Virginia

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Georgia-Pacific Big IslandGP Big Island LLC (100.00%)
Big Island CDP VA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 52,13719,912,378.92381.92No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bedford County VA Conventional Hydroelectric 28,904No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bedford SolarOppidum Renewables USA, LLC (100.00%)
Bedford County VA Solar 5,065No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bedford VA Distillate Fuel Oil 11479,713.31699.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Bedford County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Bedford County's primary fuel type used for electricity generation is Wood/Wood Waste Solids. They generate 43,768.26 megawatt hours, or 50.76% of the total production in the county, from this fuel type. Conventional Hydroelectric (33.90%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Solar (5.87%). Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. The county averages 4,469.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 353,088,074.54 kilograms, which is the 821st worst total amount of pollution for any county in the country. Bedford County has 4 electricity generation plants, which is 623rd highest in the nation and 1227th most when considering plants per citizen in the county.

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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
50.76%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
33.90%
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Solar
5.87%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
4.81%
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Other Biomass Solids
4.52%
OTHER
Other
0.13%

Bedford County, Virginia Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Bedford County include Appalachian Power Company and Southside Electric Cooperative Virginia has pretty good regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

Bedford County has an average of 6.14% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. With a US average energy loss of 2.76%, Bedford County is ranked as the 2603rd best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Bedford County, Virginia

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Bedford County, Virginia?

Bedford County, Virginia has 2 electricity providers serving consumers in the area.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Bedford County, Virginia?

The largest electricity supplier in Bedford County, Virginia by total customer count is Appalachian Power Company.

Which electricity companies offer service in Bedford County, Virginia?

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1Appalachian Power Company34,785
2Southside Electric Cooperative4,307

How many power plants are located in Bedford County, Virginia?

There are 4 power plants in Bedford County, Virginia

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16