Fairfax County, Virginia Electric Profile

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Fairfax County is home to 1,147,532 citizens and its power generating plants generate 30,139,258 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a production per capita average of 26.26 megawatt hours per capita.

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There was a 5.06% decline in CO2 emissions per capita in the most recent 12 months in Fairfax County.

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Fairfax County uses non-renewable sources to generate 25.97 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 314th highest county in the United States for non-renewable generation per capita.

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Fairfax County produces 25.63 megawatt hours from nuclear power per capita in the county, ranking them 47th out of 3220 counties in the nation for megawatt hours produced from nuclear power per capita.

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Nuclear plants in Fairfax County combine to produce 97.58% of the electricity produced in the county, which is 29,410,408 megawatt hours each year.

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Fairfax County has achieved a 8.58% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation throughout the past year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    16,117,972 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.05 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    30,139,258 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    339,070 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    29,800,188 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    26.26 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    802,937,898 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    699.71 kg

Centreville CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Centreville CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.28% higher than the average state price of 11.89 cents and 8.73% less than the national average of 13.33 cents. With 2,163 total residential customers, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. Generating 396.77 megawatt hours per capita living in the city, Centreville CDP ranks as the 3rd highest producer per capita in the state out of 593 cities.

Centreville CDP emits 201.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 592nd worst polluting city out of 593 cities in the state. At 201.44 kilograms per person and 74,125 citizens in the city, the city emits 14,931,448.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 227th highest amount in Virginia for total emissions from electricity use. Nuclear is the fuel of choice in Centreville CDP, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There is one electricity generation plant in Centreville CDP, which is the 12th highest number of plants in a city in the state and is the 32nd highest number of power plants per person in the state.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
417th12.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Centreville CDP
427th$139.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Centreville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Centreville CDP, Virginia

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Dominion Energy11.91133.2213,568,061.53737,045.0330,745,8563,662,768,502
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative12.53147.52No DataIcon representing missing value.24,651,428.682,260,473283,219,000

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

Reston CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Reston CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 11.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.15% higher than the average state price of 11.89 cents and 10.63% less than the national average of 13.33 cents. The city deals with an average of 1.24 electrical outages per customer per year. These outages last on average of 145.44 minutes. In contrast, the nationwide average is 1.13 outages per customer and 127.16 minutes an outage. With 2,155 residential customers, Dominion Energy is the largest vendor in the city.

Reston CDP is tied for last in the country for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating within the city. Approximately 290,003,601.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city from electricity consumption each year.. Averaging 4,742.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 87th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
191st11.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Reston CDP
165th$133.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Reston CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Reston CDP, Virginia

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Dominion Energy11.91133.22No DataIcon representing missing value.22,554,333.3230,745,8563,662,768,502

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

McLean CDP, VA Electric Overview

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McLean CDP's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 11.91 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 191st out of 593 cities in Virginia. Dominion Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers. Customers in McLean CDP deal with 1.24 electrical outages each year with outages lasting on average 145.44 minutes.

The electricity sold in McLean CDP has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, because there are no power generation plants within its borders. The city residents average 4,742.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. This comes to a total emissions amount of 226,142,766.08 kilograms.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
191st11.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of McLean CDP
165th$133.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for McLean CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in McLean CDP, Virginia

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Dominion Energy11.91133.22No DataIcon representing missing value.35,834,434.6230,745,8563,662,768,502

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

Energy Production in Fairfax County, Virginia

Power Plants in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Centreville CDP VA Nuclear 14,705,269210,894,187.6114.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Covanta Fairfax EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Lorton CDP VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 704,3911,062,644,520.021,508.6No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
I 95 Landfill Phase IIEnergy Power Partners (100.00%)
Lorton CDP VA Landfill Gas 24,32916,993,721.41698.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Fairfax County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Fairfax County's primary fuel type used for electricity generation is Nuclear. They generate 29,410,408 megawatt hours, or 97.58% of the total production in the county, from this fuel type. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (1.28%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (1.04%). Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. The county averages 699.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 802,937,897.69 kilograms, which is the 432nd worst total amount of pollution for any county in the country. Fairfax County has 3 electricity generation plants, which is 727th highest in the nation and 2008th most when considering plants per citizen in the county.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
97.58%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.28%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.04%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
0.08%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.02%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

Fairfax County, Virginia Net Metering

Of the 2 electric providers in Fairfax County, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Virginia has commendable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with solar panels.

Energy Loss

Fairfax County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 2.61% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average is 2.72%, meaning Fairfax County ranks 2749th worst in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Fairfax County, Virginia

Providers In Each City in Fairfax County:

  • Clifton, Virginia:
    • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
  • Fairfax, Virginia:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Falls Church, Virginia:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Herndon, Virginia:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%
  • Vienna, Virginia:
    • Dominion Energy: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Fairfax County, Virginia?

By total customer count, Dominion Energy is the largest electricity company in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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

Fairfax County, Virginia has 3 active power plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

There are 2 electricity suppliers operating in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Which electricity companies offer service in Fairfax County, Virginia?

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1Dominion Energy54,602
2Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative14,059

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-11