Suffolk city, Virginia Electric Profile

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Solar power usage in Suffolk city has risen by 100.00% year over year, with 14,309 megawatt hours being produced from solar over the last year compared to 0 the 12 months before.

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While the national average residential electric rate is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Suffolk city’s average rate is 10.00% lower than at 12.11 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Suffolk city is home to over 92,108 residents and produces 14,309 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.16 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Suffolk city 29th out of 133 counties in Virginia for solar megawatt hours produced per capita.

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Suffolk city residents have an average residential monthly electricity expense of $150.89, which is 13.98% higher than the Virginia average bill of $132.38 and 25.49% higher than the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

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Renewable electricity fuels account for 100.00%, or 29,548 megawatt hours, of Suffolk city’s total energy production.

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Suffolk city has the 55th highest electricity generation of all 133 counties in the state, producing 29,548 megawatt hours.


  • Total Consumption

    1,302,283 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.14 MWh


  • Total Production

    29,548 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    29,548 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.32 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    422,195,299 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,583.7 kg

Suffolk, VA Electric Overview

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Suffolk's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.11 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.31% more than the average state rate of 11.95 cents and 10.00% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. There has been a 100.00% increase in solar usage by providers in the city over the course of the past 12 months. The city is the 5th largest producer of megawatt hours from solar power out of the 593 cities in the state.

Around 4,584.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 23rd highest polluter in Virginia out of 593 cities. A total of 412,988,175.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 12th worst in Virginia for total pollution from electricity use. The city has 2 power generation plants in the city. This is the 6th most power plants within a city and the 30th highest number of plants per capita, out of 593 cities, in the state. Suffolk's fuel of choice is Landfill Gas, with 51.57% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Suffolk

Suffolk residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.102/kWh$200.58/mo.$75.27/mo.
419th12.11¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Suffolk
560th$150.89Average residential monthly electricity bill for Suffolk Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Suffolk, Virginia

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Community Electric CoopBUNDLED12.24171.14No DataIcon representing missing value.158,112.1419,348,055.96
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED11.97130.6514,30930,065,1823,600,204,374

Zips with electric coverage in Suffolk, Virginia include: 23434, 23321, 23435, 23437, 23438, 23432, 23433, 23436

Energy Production in Suffolk city, Virginia

Power Plants in Suffolk city, Virginia

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Mas Suffolk RNG, LLCSuffolk Energy Partners LP (100.00%)
Suffolk VA Landfill Gas 15,23910,876,225.39713.71No DataIcon representing missing value.10/2021
TWE Myrtle Solar Farm, LLCDominion Energy (100.00%)
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Suffolk city, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Suffolk city results in 422,195,298.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 26th most of any county in Virginia. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,583.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 42nd highest county in Virginia and 1711th nationally for CO2 pollution per capita. About 51.57% of electricity in Suffolk city comes from generation using Landfill Gas. Suffolk city has the 26th highest power plants of any county in the state, with 2 total power plants. This translates to the 62nd most power plants per person in Virginia.

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Suffolk city, Virginia Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Suffolk city providing electricity. Of those 2, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Virginia has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Suffolk city averages out to about 0.28% of the total electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The national average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 0.85%, resulting in a rank of 26th best in the United States and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 133 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Suffolk city, Virginia


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

There are 2 electricity companies operating in Suffolk city, Virginia.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Suffolk city, Virginia?

The largest electricity supplier in Suffolk city, Virginia by megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy.

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

There are 2 electricity plants located in Suffolk city, Virginia

Which electricity companies offer service in Suffolk city, Virginia?

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1Dominion Energy54,948
2Community Electric Coop2,105

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16