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Salem city, Virginia Electricity Overview

With a population of 25,335 residents, Salem city is the 1642nd largest county in the United States.

The largest provider in Salem city by megawatt hours sold is Salem, Virginia Electric Utility.

Residents of Salem city are paying, on average, 8.80% less per kilowatt hour at home than the national average price, at 14.70 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour.

Salem city has accomplished a reduction of 35.18% in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production during the course of the last 12 months.

Salem city is ranked as the 1968th largest generator of electricity in the country out of 3230 counties for total electricity generation, generating 164 megawatt hours.

Consumers in Salem city experience an average of 1.25 outages lasting 267.69 minutes each year, compared to the national averages of 1.45 outages at 171.11 minutes an outage.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    384,106 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.16 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    164 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    164 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.01 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    113,538,159 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,481.47 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Salem

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Salem Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

13.96¢ per kWh

  • 1.74% higher than last month
  • 2.48% higher than April last year
  • 6.84% lower than the Virginia average
  • 17.44% lower than the US average
  • 70th in the state out of 661 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since April last year
  • 9,572nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 292 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,913 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.36¢ per kWh

  • 0.21% higher than last month
  • 1.01% higher than April last year
  • 6.28% lower than the Virginia average
  • 17.13% lower than the US average
  • 70th in the state out of 661 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 55 since April last year
  • 9,059th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 20 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 392 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$93.38 per month

  • 16.68% lower than last month
  • 2.77% lower than April last year
  • 17.78% lower than the Virginia average
  • 17.18% lower than the US average
  • 2nd in the state out of 661 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 7,349th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 6,437 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 3,025 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$118.97 per month

  • 0.19% lower than last month
  • 2.84% lower than April last year
  • 17.38% lower than the Virginia average
  • 12.57% lower than the US average
  • 2nd in the state out of 661 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 9,852nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 78 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 752 since April last year

Salem, VA Electricity Overview

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Salem's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 13.36 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 17.13% below the average nationwide electricity rate of 16.12 cents. Non-renewable fuel sources are often used in electricity production in the city, leading to approximately 0.01 megawatt hours being produced from these fuels per person per year. Salem, Virginia Electric Utility is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

The consumption of electricity in Salem accounts for 113,538,159.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 46th largest emissions amount in the state out of 676 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 21st worst in Virginia for emissions per capita. Approximately 100.00% of Salem's electricity is generated using Distillate Fuel Oil. Salem has the 3rd most power generation plants of any city in Virginia, with 3 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salem

Salem residential electric rates are highest in May and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.105/kWh$161.38/mo.$70.81/mo.
70th13.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Salem
2nd$118.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Salem Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Salem, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED16.17168.055,775,178934,087,000
Salem, Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.22118164120,758.5615,958,257.27
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY

Electricity Production in Salem city, Virginia

Power Plants in Salem city, Virginia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Salem VA Distillate Fuel Oil 7756,895.74738.91
Salem VA Distillate Fuel Oil 6348,894.78776.11
Salem VA Distillate Fuel Oil 2418,668.92777.87

Salem city, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Salem city results in 113,538,159.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1660th highest amount of any county in the US. This total also results in a ranking of 36th worst in the state for pollution per person from electricity consumption. The county has the 786th highest power plants of any county in the US, with 3 total plants. Salem city has roughly 100.00% of its electricity produced from Distillate Fuel Oil.

DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
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Distillate Fuel Oil
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Distillate Fuel Oil
100.00%

Salem city, Virginia Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electricity suppliers in Salem city offer net metering to their consumers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Virginia has decent regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Salem city averages out to about 3.73% of the total electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The US average is 2.87%, resulting in Salem city receiving a rank of 693rd best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

How many power plants are located in Salem city, Virginia?

Salem city, Virginia has 3 electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Salem city, Virginia?

The largest electricity supplier in Salem city, Virginia by total customer count is Salem, Virginia Electric Utility.

How many electric companies offer service in Salem city, Virginia?

Salem city, Virginia has 4 electricity providers operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Salem city, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Salem, Virginia Electric Utility13,517
2Appalachian Power Company811
3Strategic Energy LLC1

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-07-05