Wise County, Virginia Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Wise County, Virginia Electricity Overview

At $153.35, the Wise County average monthly residential electric bill is 10.62% more than the Virginia average bill.

Wise County emits 14,312.07 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 160th worst polluting county in the United States by per capita pollution.

Throughout the previous 12 months, Wise County had a 5.97% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita.

1,212,652.53 megawatt hours are produced from coal in Wise County. With 36,130 citizens, this is 33.56 megawatt hours per person.

Wise County generates 3.26 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuels. This makes Wise County the 19th highest ranking county out of 133 counties for renewable generation per capita in the state.

Wise County is the 866th highest producing county out of 3221 counties in the United States when considering megawatt hours generated from renewable fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    534,777 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.8 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,341,109 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    117,623 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,223,486 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    37.12 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    517,095,070 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    14,312.07 kg

Big Stone Gap, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Big Stone Gap is about 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.83% higher than the state's average price of 12.71 cents and 10.49% less than the nationwide average of 14.46 cents. Kentucky Utilities has an estimated 63 residential customers, which is more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The Virginia average monthly residential electric bill is $138.62, while the Big Stone Gap average is 14.86% higher at $159.23 per month. This ranks the city 657th in the state for average monthly bill total.

Coming in at as the 197th worst ranked city out of 676 cities in the state, Big Stone Gap releases 24,168,274.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 80th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,599.98 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.092/kWh$272.16/mo.$84.34/mo.
537th12.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Big Stone Gap
657th$159.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Big Stone Gap Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED12.94159.23338,71643,842,186

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Wise, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Wise is about 13.14 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.41% higher than the state's average price of 12.71 cents and 9.10% less than the nationwide average of 14.46 cents. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has an estimated 52 residential customers, which is more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The Virginia average monthly residential electric bill is $138.62, while the Wise average is 4.55% higher at $144.93 per month. This ranks the city 559th in the state for average monthly bill total.

Coming in at as the 238th worst ranked city out of 676 cities in the state, Wise releases 13,666,528.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 80th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,599.98 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wise

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.092/kWh$272.16/mo.$84.34/mo.
569th13.14¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wise
559th$144.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wise Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wise, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED12.94159.23338,71643,842,186
Mecklenburg Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.35130.64348,19646,468,300

Coeburn, VA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Coeburn is about 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.83% higher than the state's average price of 12.71 cents and 10.49% less than the nationwide average of 14.46 cents. Kentucky Utilities has an estimated 25 residential customers, which is more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The Virginia average monthly residential electric bill is $138.62, while the Coeburn average is 14.86% higher at $159.23 per month. This ranks the city 657th in the state for average monthly bill total.

Coming in at as the 306th worst ranked city out of 676 cities in the state, Coeburn releases 7,350,761.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 80th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 4,599.98 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Coeburn

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.092/kWh$272.16/mo.$84.34/mo.
537th12.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Coeburn
657th$159.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Coeburn Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Coeburn, Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED12.94159.23338,71643,842,186

Electricity Production in Wise County, Virginia

Power Plants in Wise County, Virginia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Virginia City Hybrid Energy CenterDominion Energy (100.00%)
St. Paul VA Coal 1,341,109.011,296,766,787.71966.94

Wise County, Virginia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Wise County results in the release of 517,095,070.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 616th highest in the country out of 3221 counties and 19th highest in the state out of 133 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 14,312.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Wise County as the 2nd highest polluting county in Virginia. Coal makes up 90.42% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Wise County. Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 8.77% and 0.81% of generation, respectively. There is one electricity plant in Wise County.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
90.42%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
8.77%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.81%

Wise County, Virginia Net Metering

Wise County has 2 out of 4 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Virginia has decent regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Providers In Each City in Wise County:

  • Appalachia, Virginia:
    • Kentucky Utilities: 100.00%
  • Big Stone Gap, Virginia:
    • Kentucky Utilities: 100.00%
  • Coeburn, Virginia:
    • Kentucky Utilities: 100.00%
  • Pound, Virginia:
    • Texas Retail Energy: 25.00%
    • Kentucky Utilities: 25.00%
    • Appalachian Power Company: 25.00%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 25.00%
  • St. Paul, Virginia:
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 15.89%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 15.89%
    • Kentucky Utilities: 68.22%
  • Wise, Virginia:
    • Kentucky Utilities: 50.00%
    • Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Wise County, Virginia?

The largest electricity supplier in Wise County, Virginia by total customer count is Appalachian Power Company.

Which electricity companies offer service in Wise County, Virginia?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Appalachian Power Company6,850
2Kentucky Utilities5,105
3Strategic Energy LLC11
4Texas Retail Energy1

How many power plants are within Wise County, Virginia?

Wise County, Virginia has one active electricity plant generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Wise County, Virginia is home to 4 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-27