Roanoke County, Virginia Electric Profile

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Roanoke County is home to 94,186 citizens and its power plants generate 8,050 megawatt hours of electricity a year, for a generation per capita average of 0.09 megawatt hours per capita per year.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Roanoke County is 12.44 cents. This is roughly 7.52% below the national average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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The use of renewable fuels for electricity production has dropped by 23.51% in Roanoke County over the previous year.

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Roanoke County ranks 21st out of 133 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its citizens consuming 1,331,662.89 megawatt hours.

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Roanoke County consumes 16442.40% more megawatt hours than it produces each year.

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Roanoke County's ability to produce 8,050 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 15th highest hydroelectric energy generating county out of 133 counties in Virginia.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,331,663 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    8,050 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    8,050 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.09 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    427,761,728 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,541.67 kg

Cave Spring CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Cave Spring CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.44 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.08% higher than the state's average rate of 11.95 cents, resulting in the city ranking 450th out of 593 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. With 605 total residential customers, Salem, Virginia Electric Utility is the largest vendor in the city.

Emissions in Cave Spring CDP average 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 248th highest polluting city out of 593 cities in Virginia based on emissions per capita. A total of 118,806,152.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city per year. The city has no power production plants, meaning they must import the 367,619.04 megawatt hours their citizens consume.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cave Spring CDP

Cave Spring 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.
450th12.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cave Spring CDP
149th$123.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cave Spring CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cave Spring CDP, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.87No DataIcon representing missing value.67,369.3410,153,134.65
Salem, Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.63108.36No DataIcon representing missing value.126,32414,688,800

Hollins CDP, VA Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Hollins CDP are paying an average residential electricity price of 12.46 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.25% more than the average Virginia rate of 11.95 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. Appalachian Power Company sells 11,346.54 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than any other electricity provider.

Hollins CDP is the 93rd worst ranked city in Virginia out of 593 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 65,473,380.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hollins CDP

Hollins 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.
453rd12.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hollins CDP
151st$123.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hollins CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hollins CDP, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.87No DataIcon representing missing value.67,369.3410,153,134.65
Salem, Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.63108.36No DataIcon representing missing value.126,32414,688,800

Zips with electric coverage in Hollins CDP, Virginia include: 24012, 24019, 24020

Vinton, VA Electric Overview

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On average, Vinton's residents purchase residential average priceelectricity for 12.44 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.09% above the average state price of 11.95 cents and 7.53% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Selling 4,119.28 megawatt hours, Appalachian Power Company is the largest electricity provider in the city.

Releasing 36,933,584.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Vinton is the 147th worst out of 593 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity use. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 4,569.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 248th highest polluting city in Virginia for CO2 pollution per capita. In the city, there are not power producing plants so the residents have to rely on power produced outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vinton

Vinton 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.
451st12.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vinton
150th$123.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vinton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vinton, Virginia

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Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.62119.81No DataIcon representing missing value.6,209,708659,713,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.07141.87No DataIcon representing missing value.67,369.3410,153,134.65
Salem, Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.63108.36No DataIcon representing missing value.126,32414,688,800

Energy Production in Roanoke County, Virginia

Power Plants in Roanoke County, Virginia

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Roanoke County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Roanoke County results in the release of 427,761,728.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is 705th highest in the nation out of 3220 counties. Additionally, the county ranks 103rd highest in Virginia for emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Electricity generating facilities in the county primarily use Conventional Hydroelectric, which accounts for 100.00% (or 8,050 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the county. Roanoke County has one electricity generation plant, which is 45th highest in the state.

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Roanoke County, Virginia Net Metering

Roanoke County has 3 out of 3 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Virginia has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Roanoke County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 3.86% of their energy lost per year. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Virginia average is 0.85%, resulting in a rank of 1012th best in the nation and a state rank of 77th best out of 3220 and 133 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

There are 3 electricity providers offering service in Roanoke County, Virginia.

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Appalachian Power Company is the largest electricity provider in Roanoke County, Virginia.

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

Roanoke County, Virginia has one electricity plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Roanoke County, Virginia?

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1Salem, Virginia Electric Utility12,780
2Appalachian Power Company12,220
3Craig-Botetourt Electric Coop731

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