Montgomery County, Virginia Electric Profile

Montgomery County is the 36th highest county in Virginia for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 0.29 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable sources.

Montgomery County produces 2.02% of their required electricity and must bring in the additional 97.98% from nearby counties.

Montgomery County saw a 6.72% increase in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the previous 12 months.

Montgomery County is the 19th largest county in Virginia.

At an average residential price of 12.68 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Montgomery County enjoy a 5.72% discount from the US average price.

Non-renewable sources are used in the production of 100.00% of the megawatt hours produced in Montgomery County, ranking it 35th in the state out of 133 counties for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,393,152 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    28,096 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    28,096 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.29 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    595,718,944 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,045.76 kg

Blacksburg, VA Electric Overview

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Blacksburg's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 12.60 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.41% more than Virginia's average price of 11.95 cents and 6.35% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Virginia Tech Electric Service is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The city has encouraged a 124.10% drop in fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel type use in their electricity production plants.

Around 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 248th highest polluter in Virginia out of 593 cities. With total emissions of 202,433,329.29 kilograms, the city ranks 23rd worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. The city has the 12th most power generation plant of any city in Virginia, with one total plant. This is the 29th most power plants per capita in Virginia.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Blacksburg

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.102/kWh$202.87/mo.$85.07/mo.
459th12.60¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Blacksburg
124th$120.8Average residential monthly electricity bill for Blacksburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Blacksburg, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.816,209,708659,713,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.8767,369.3410,153,134.65
Radford ElectricBUNDLED12.37106.8468,556.478,477,171.33
Virginia Tech Electric ServiceBUNDLED11.67100.0956,3746,581,163

Christiansburg, VA Electric Overview

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Christiansburg's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.17% more than the average state price of 11.95 cents. Appalachian Power Company is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Approximately 101,269,211.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Christiansburg from electricity use. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which amounts to 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Christiansburg is the 26th highest polluting city in the state. The city is home to no electricity producing plants, which is, of course, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Christiansburg

Christiansburg 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.
485th12.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Christiansburg
140th$122.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Christiansburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Christiansburg, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.816,209,708659,713,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.8767,369.3410,153,134.65
Radford ElectricBUNDLED12.37106.8468,556.478,477,171.33

Merrimac CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Merrimac CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.17% above the average Virginia price of 11.95 cents and 5.68% below the national average of 13.45 cents. With 83 residential customers, Appalachian Power Company is the largest supplier in the city.

Merrimac CDP has zero electricity producing plants. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 12,113,192.24 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is the 240th highest in Virginia out of 593 cities. The city averages 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Merrimac CDP

Merrimac 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.
485th12.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merrimac CDP
145th$122.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Merrimac CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Merrimac 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
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.8767,369.3410,153,134.65
Radford ElectricBUNDLED12.37106.8468,556.478,477,171.33

Energy Production in Montgomery County, Virginia

Power Plants in Montgomery County, Virginia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Radford Army Ammunition PlantU S Army-Radford (100.00%)
Montgomery County VA Natural Gas 32,428154,563,7804,766.37
Virginia Tech Power PlantVirginia Polytechnic Inst and State Unv (100.00%)
Blacksburg VA Coal -4,332

Montgomery County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Montgomery County results in the release of 595,718,944.38 kilograms of CO2 pollution each year, which is 16th highest in the state out of 133 counties. Additionally, the county ranks 20th worst in Virginia for emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 6,045.76 kilograms of emissions per capita. The county has 2 electricity plants, which is 1044th highest in the country and 1725th most when considering plants per citizen. Montgomery County's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They generate 28,106.91 megawatt hours, or 100.04% of the total production in the county, from this fuel type.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
100.04%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.04%

Montgomery County, Virginia Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Montgomery County supplying electricity. Of those 4, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Virginia has commendable regulations for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

In Montgomery County one company reports energy loss, Virginia Tech Electric Service. They average an annual energy loss of 3.05%. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Montgomery County a rank of 526th best in the country out of 3220.

FAQ

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

There are 4 electricity companies operating in Montgomery County, Virginia.

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

The largest electricity supplier in Montgomery County, Virginia by megawatt hours sold is Appalachian Power Company.

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

There are 2 electricity plants located in Montgomery County, Virginia

Which electricity companies offer service in Montgomery County, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Appalachian Power Company18,908
2Virginia Tech Electric Service6,638
3Radford Electric4,008
4Craig-Botetourt Electric Coop1,134

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-07