Buchanan County, Virginia Electric Profile

Buchanan County produces 1,370,484 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 269th in the United States out of 3220 counties for natural gas production.

Emitting 158,289,428.79 kilograms of CO2 gases, Buchanan County has the 57th highest pollution level due to electricity consumption out of 133 counties in Virginia.

Averaging generation of 65.25 megawatt hours per resident a year, Buchanan County is 9 out of 133 counties in generation per capita in the state.

The largest electricity supplier in Buchanan County by megawatt hours sold is Appalachian Power Company.

Residents of Buchanan County are paying, on average, 21.01% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average rate, at 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 574th largest producer of electricity in the country out of 3220 counties, Buchanan County produces 1,370,484 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    296,968 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,370,484 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,370,484 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    65.25 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    158,289,429 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,536.16 kg

Grundy, VA Electric Overview

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Grundy averages a residential electricity rate of 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders , which is less than both the Virginia and the US average rates of 11.95 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Grundy has the 381st largest population in Virginia, with 902 citizens calling the city home. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $119.81 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city enjoy a 9.49% reduction compared to other residents in the United States.

Emissions in Grundy average 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 26th highest polluting city out of 593 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 4,121,501.1 kilograms, which is the 381st highest total amount of pollution for a city in Virginia. The residents of Grundy have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity plants inthe city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Grundy

Grundy 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 Grundy
76th$119.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Grundy Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Grundy, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.816,209,708659,713,000

Vansant CDP, VA Electric Overview

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On average, citizens living in Vansant CDP are charged a residential electricity rate of 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.09% below the state's average price of 11.95 cents and 21.01% lower than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. Vansant CDP has 241 citizens, which is the 514th largest population for a city in the state. Appalachian Power Company has 148 residential customers, more than any other supplier in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Vansant CDP averages 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 26th worst in Virginia out of 593 cities for emissions efficiency. At 4,569.29 kilograms per person and 241 citizens in the city, the city emits 1,101,199.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 512th worst rank in Virginia for total emissions. The electricity sold in Vansant CDP has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vansant CDP

Vansant 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 Vansant CDP
76th$119.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vansant CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vansant CDP, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.816,209,708659,713,000

Zips with electric coverage in Vansant CDP, Virginia include: 24614, 24656, 24631

Energy Production in Buchanan County, Virginia

Power Plants in Buchanan County, Virginia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Buchanan Generation LLCLS Power (25.00%)CONSOL Energy Inc (50.00%)First Energy (25.00%)
Buchanan County VA Natural Gas 456,828243,497,592.94533.02

Buchanan County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Buchanan County has the 45th highest power generation plant of any county in the state, with one total power plants. This translates to the 48th most plants per capita in the state. Emissions in the county average 7,536.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 11th worst polluting county out of 133 counties in Virginia based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 158,289,428.79 kilograms, the county ranks 1404th highest in the nation for total pollution from electricity consumption. Buchanan County's primary fuel source used for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They generate 1,370,484 megawatt hours from this fuel type.

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Buchanan County, Virginia Net Metering

Appalachian Power Company is the only provider we have covering Buchanan County. Fortunately for citizens they do allow for net metering, making personal solar power installs more viable. At the state level, Virginia has pretty good net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Power Companies in Buchanan County, Virginia

FAQ

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Appalachian Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Which electricity companies offer service in Buchanan County, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Appalachian Power Company24,501

How many power plants are located within Buchanan County, Virginia?

Buchanan County, Virginia has one active electricity plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-04