Salem city, Virginia Electric Profile

Salem Electric Overview

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The electricity rate is, on average, 11.15 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Salem, which is 6.25% below Virginia's average rate of 11.89 cents and 16.34% less than the national average of 13.33 cents. Producing 0.01 megawatt hours per capita living in the city, Salem ranks as the 36th highest generator per capita in the state out of 593 cities. Consumers in the city have an average monthly power bill of $116.37. This is 13.39% below the state average of $134.36.

The consumption of electricity in Salem accounts for 120,163,375.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 43rd highest in Virginia out of 593 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 4,746.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 25th highest polluting city in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. There are 3 power plants in the city, which is the 3rd highest number of power plants in a city in Virginia and equates to the 22nd highest amount of plants per resident in the state. In Salem, Distillate Fuel Oil is 100.00% of the fuel used in electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salem

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.102/kWh$218.19/mo.$86.24/mo.
98th11.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Salem
53rd$116.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Salem Residents

Electric Companies in Salem

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Appalachian Power Company10.61121.37No DataIcon representing missing value.6,480,966.276,288,184667,399,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric Coop15.17149.48No DataIcon representing missing value.3,657.7369,85610,597,200
Salem, Virginia Electric Utility11.60110.682226,757,228.22128,98014,968,100

Quick Facts

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Salem city uses 159977.51% more electricity than it produces each year.

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The county is the 77th highest generator of electricity out of 133 counties in the state, producing 222 megawatt hours.

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The national average rate per kilowatt hour is 13.33 cents, while residents of Salem city enjoy an average rate that is 16.42% below that at 11.14 cents per kilowatt hour.

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When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Salem city had a 4.13% increase in the most recent year.

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Salem city has a population of 25,301 citizens.

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At $116.29, the average Salem city monthly electricity expense is 13.45% lower than the state average bill.

Power Plants in Salem city

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Distillate Fuel Oil 9875,564.66771.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Salem VA
Distillate Fuel Oil 7956,895.74720.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Salem VA
Distillate Fuel Oil 4534,226.35760.59No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Salem VA

Salem city Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 4,746.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 45th worst polluter in Virginia out of 133 counties. A total of 120,087,491.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. This is enough to rank 70th worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. The main fuel utilized in Salem city is Distillate Fuel Oil. The county produces 222 megawatt hours from this fuel. Salem city has 3 power generation plants, which is 727th highest in the country.

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Net Metering

Out of the 3 suppliers in Salem city, 3 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Virginia has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Salem city is about 6.60% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.72%. This earned Salem city a rank of 1st worst in Virginia out of 133.