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Fairfax County, Virginia Electricity Overview

Dominion Energy is the largest electricity provider in Fairfax County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

The county is ranked as the 746th largest generator of electricity of all 3221 counties in the US for electricity production, generating 726,838 megawatt hours.

Power plants in Fairfax County had a 1.23% rise in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity generation during the previous year, which is a disappointing trend.

At an average residential rate of 12.26 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, residents of Fairfax County enjoy a 12.39% discount from the national average price.

Fairfax County uses non-renewable sources to produce 0.34 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 30th highest county in the state for non-renewable generation per capita.

Fairfax County ranks 1st out of 133 counties in the state for total consumption, with its population using over 16,600,000 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    16,675,593 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.5 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    726,838 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    337,517 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    389,321 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.63 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    6,137,969,829 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,335.93 kg

Centreville CDP, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Centreville CDP is roughly 12.01 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully, 3.10% below the state's average rate of 12.40 cents, resulting in the city ranking 254th lowest for average electricity price out of 676 cities in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. Customers in the city are faced with 0.97 electrical outages a year, with outages lasting an average of 91.44 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Electricity use in Centreville CDP creates 336,184,705.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 13th highest of any city in Virginia. This total also equates to a ranking of 440th worst in the state for emissions per resident from electricity consumption. There are zero electricity plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Centreville CDP

Centreville CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
254th12.01¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Centreville CDP
303rd$130.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Centreville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Centreville CDP, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.36129.529,122,8143,598,789,643
Northern Virginia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.521322,225,576256,465,000
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY

Zips with electric coverage in Centreville CDP, Virginia include: 22030, 20120, 20121, 20151, 20124

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Reston CDP, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Reston CDP is roughly 12.36 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully, 0.34% below the state's average rate of 12.40 cents, resulting in the city ranking 323rd lowest for average electricity price out of 676 cities in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy. Customers in the city are faced with 1.16 electrical outages a year, with outages lasting an average of 127.95 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Electricity use in Reston CDP creates 289,121,224.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 15th highest of any city in Virginia. This total also equates to a ranking of 20th worst in the state for emissions per resident from electricity consumption. There are zero electricity plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Reston CDP

Reston CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
323rd12.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Reston CDP
79th$129.5Average residential monthly electricity bill for Reston CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Reston CDP, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.36129.529,122,8143,598,789,643
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY

Zips with electric coverage in Reston CDP, Virginia include: 20170, 20191, 22182, 20190, 22124, 20194

McLean CDP, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for McLean CDP is roughly 12.36 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully, 0.34% below the state's average rate of 12.40 cents, resulting in the city ranking 323rd lowest for average electricity price out of 676 cities in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy. Customers in the city are faced with 1.16 electrical outages a year, with outages lasting an average of 127.95 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Electricity use in McLean CDP creates 232,175,876.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 17th highest of any city in Virginia. This total also equates to a ranking of 20th worst in the state for emissions per resident from electricity consumption. There are zero electricity plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in McLean CDP

McLean CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
323rd12.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of McLean CDP
79th$129.5Average residential monthly electricity bill for McLean CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in McLean CDP, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED12.36129.529,122,8143,598,789,643
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY

Zips with electric coverage in McLean CDP, Virginia include: 22207, 22101, 22102, 22182, 22043, 22046, 22066

Electricity Production in Fairfax County, Virginia

Power Plants in Fairfax County, Virginia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Covanta Fairfax EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Laurel Hill CDP VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 704,0081,091,176,626.661,549.95
I 95 Landfill Phase IIEPP Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Laurel Hill CDP VA Landfill Gas 22,83015,909,415.73696.86

Fairfax County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the worst ranked county out of 133 counties in Virginia, Fairfax County emits 6,137,969,829.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. More telling of the county's emissions reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 5,335.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 18th highest county in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. The main fuel type utilized in Fairfax County is Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste. The county produces 384,619.15 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Landfill Gas make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 43.30% and 3.14% of total electricity generation, respectively. Fairfax County is home to 2 power producing plants, which is 19th most in Virginia.

NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
52.92%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
43.30%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
3.14%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.65%

Fairfax County, Virginia Net Metering

Fairfax County has 2 out of 4 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Virginia has above average net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Fairfax County who report energy loss statistics had an average of 1.66% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Fairfax County a rank of 34th best in Virginia out of 133.

Providers In Each City in Fairfax County:

  • Clifton, Virginia:
    • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Fairfax, Virginia:
    • Texas Retail Energy: 33.33%
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 33.33%
  • Falls Church, Virginia:
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 33.33%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 33.33%
  • Herndon, Virginia:
    • Texas Retail Energy: 33.33%
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 33.33%
  • Vienna, Virginia:
    • Texas Retail Energy: 33.33%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 33.33%
    • Dominion Energy: 33.33%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Fairfax County, Virginia?

By total revenue, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity provider in Fairfax County, Virginia.

What electricity companies offer service in Fairfax County, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Dominion Energy56,387
2Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative14,217
3Strategic Energy LLC34
4Texas Retail Energy2

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

Fairfax County, Virginia has 4 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

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

Fairfax County, Virginia has 2 electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-21