Charlottesville city, Virginia Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Charlottesville city, Virginia Electricity Overview

The largest electricity company in Charlottesville city by customer count is Dominion Energy.

There was a 0.06% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the last year in Charlottesville city.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Charlottesville city is 13.26 cents. This is about 8.32% below the national average price of 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

Customers in Charlottesville city experience an average of 1.16 outages lasting 127.95 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.

With a population of 46,553 citizens, Charlottesville city is the 38th most populated county in Virginia.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Charlottesville city totals $149.23. For comparison, the US average bill is $129.86.


  • Total Consumption

    689,052 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.8 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    214,142,684 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,599.98 kg

Charlottesville, VA Electricity Overview

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Charlottesville has an average residential electricity rate of 13.26 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, sadly for their citizens, 4.30% more than Virginia's average rate of 12.71 cents, ranking the city at 575th out of 676 cities in the state for best average electricity price. The electricity grid in the city deals with an average of 1.16 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 127.95 minutes each. The United States averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages each year and 122.99 minutes a outage. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $149.23 per month, while the state average is $138.62.

As the 20th worst ranked city out of 676 cities in Virginia, Charlottesville emits 214,142,683.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also results in a ranking of 80th worst in Virginia for emissions per capita. The electricity sold in Charlottesville has to be brought in from neighboring cities and rural areas, since there are no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Charlottesville

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.102/kWh$202.28/mo.$75.27/mo.
575th13.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Charlottesville
592nd$149.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Charlottesville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Charlottesville, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.91164.78479,24866,643,000
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.61133.6829,560,7473,727,705,841
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY

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Charlottesville city, Virginia Details

Charlottesville city, Virginia Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electric suppliers in Charlottesville city offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, Virginia is known for pretty good net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Charlottesville city electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 3.43% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Charlottesville city a rank of 600th best in the country out of 3221.


Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Charlottesville city, Virginia?

The largest electricity company in Charlottesville city, Virginia by total customer count is Dominion Energy.

Which electricity companies offer service in Charlottesville city, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy1,414
2Central Virginia Electric Cooperative172
3Strategic Energy LLC1

How many electric companies offer service in Charlottesville city, Virginia?

There are 4 electricity companies serving consumers in Charlottesville city, Virginia.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-27