Highland County, Virginia Electric Profile

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The use of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity generation in Highland County has been curtailed by 28.67% over the course of the past 12 months.

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Highland County generates 100.00% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 1076th out of 3220 counties in the county for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

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While the national average residential electricity rate sits at 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Highland County’s average price is 1.32% above that at 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour.

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As the 946th highest county in the US for non-renewable generation per capita, Highland County produces 0.09 megawatt hours per person a year.

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Highland County is the 133rd most populous county in the state.

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The largest provider in Highland County by megawatt hours sold is BARC Electric Cooperative.


  • Total Consumption

    30,964 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh


  • Total Production

    204 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    204 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.09 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    10,084,171 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,604.64 kg

Monterey, VA Electric Overview

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Monterey's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this rate is above both the state and the United States average rates of 11.95 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average monthly residential power bill for a resident in the city is $113.81 per month. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is BARC Electric Cooperative.

Monterey emits 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 26th worst polluting city out of 593 cities in the state. A total of 511,760.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Monterey

Monterey residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.143/kWh$0.129/kWh$127.05/mo.$108.57/mo.
583rd13.63¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Monterey
14th$113.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Monterey Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Monterey, Virginia

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BARC Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.63113.81No DataIcon representing missing value.120,726.0116,452,988.54

Energy Production in Highland County, Virginia

Power Plants in Highland County, Virginia

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Monterey Diesel Generation FacilityOld Dominion Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
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Highland County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Highland County average 4,604.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, which ranks them as the 41st worst polluting county out of 133 counties in Virginia based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 10,084,171.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the county the 131st highest for total pollution in Virginia. The county is home to one electricity generation plant, which is 1432nd most in the country and 171st highest when counting plants per resident. Highland County's top fuel type consumed for electricity generation is Distillate Fuel Oil. They produce 204 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel.

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Highland County, Virginia Net Metering

Highland County is home to one electric supplier. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in having personal solar panels, the only supplier in town allows for net metering. Some net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Virginia has above average laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Power Companies in Highland County, Virginia


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

The largest electricity company in Highland County, Virginia by total revenue is BARC Electric Cooperative.

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

There is one active electricity plant in Highland County, Virginia

Which electricity companies offer service in Highland County, Virginia?

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1BARC Electric Cooperative3,103

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