Electricity Rates in West Virginia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in West Virginia

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    59,002,656 MWh / 32.89 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    32,895,060 MWh / 18.34 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    3,391,049 MWh / 1.89 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    29,240,484,829 kg / 16,301.62 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    55,624,851 MWh / 31.01 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in West Virginia

West Virginia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.098/kWh$195.61/mo.$91.11/mo.
21st12.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of West Virginia
37th$136.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for West Virginia Residents

West Virginia Electricity Fuel Mix

West Virginia's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in West Virginia enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 12.81 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average price of 14.46 cents. With over 10 electricity providers in the state, citizens have many options to choose from when shopping for electricity thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state is the 40th largest state in the US, with a population of 1,793,716. Approximately 5.75% of the states' electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources, ranking them as the 40th highest state for total sustainable electricity generation. Residents living in the state consume 55.75% of the electricity that the state's electricity facilities generate its electricity facilities, while the additional 44.25% produced can be exported or stored. Citizens of the state consume over 32,800,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs, making the state the 34th ranked state for total electricity consumption.

Residential Electricity Providers in West Virginia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED14.83171.434,888,575724,973,00013,787,510.05
Mon PowerBUNDLED11.11101.443,662,471406,992,09616,791,112.04
Potomac EdisonBUNDLED10.18127.481,940,776197,632,489
Wheeling Power CompanyBUNDLED15.44145.56393,44260,748,0002,236,254.01
Harrison Rural ElectrificationBUNDLED17.11133.3956,929.69,738,182.5
Black Diamond Power CompanyBUNDLED13.43115.6336,0194,837,552
Philippi Municipal ElectricBUNDLED9.7677.3412,445.981,214,781.06
New Martinsville, West Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.8886.1911,115.181,431,391.54
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED16.6477.32,379.46396,060.59

Commercial Electricity Providers in West Virginia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Appalachian Power CompanyBUNDLED10.73419.193,133,103336,197,00013,787,510.05
Mon PowerBUNDLED9.26396.062,797,989258,991,66916,791,112.04
Potomac EdisonBUNDLED9.21325.33817,41575,244,680
Wheeling Power CompanyBUNDLED10.83546.72388,87442,100,0002,236,254.01
Harrison Rural ElectrificationBUNDLED12.99377.9727,238.43,537,817.5
Philippi Municipal ElectricBUNDLED9.99526.6519,683.321,965,453.45
New Martinsville, West Virginia Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.84501.318,425.822,550,608.46
Black Diamond Power CompanyBUNDLED13.01329.9214,2131,849,533
Craig-Botetourt Electric CoopBUNDLED15.5793.5439.5468,439.41

Power Plants in West Virginia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
FirstEnergy Harrison Power StationMon Power (100.00%)
Harrison County Coal 12,303,722.0311,828,451,577.67961.37
Putnam County Coal 9,179,606.078,732,906,800.22951.34
Pleasants Power StationEnergy Harbor (100.00%)
Pleasants County Coal 8,286,2488,118,707,162.91979.786/2023
Grant County Coal 5,110,605.015,082,869,525.09994.57
Longview Power PlantLongview Power (100.00%)
Monongalia County Coal 5,060,625.984,171,000,190.26824.21
FirstEnergy Fort Martin Power StationMon Power (100.00%)
Monongalia County Coal 4,487,390.014,736,942,404.921,055.61
Marshall County Coal 4,472,508.024,432,985,376.63991.16
Mason County Coal 3,925,758.993,621,343,939.44922.46
Pleasants Energy LLCLuminant Energy (100.00%)
Pleasants County Natural Gas 959,133532,768,570.21555.47
Grant Town Power PlantAmerican Bituminous Power LP (100.00%)
Marion County Coal 631,409813,541,198.41,288.45

Quick Facts

In the last 12 months, the state of West Virginia has seen a 8.89% decline in CO2 pollution on account of electricity use.

Over the course of the past 12 months, there has been a 9.72% reduction in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production in West Virginia.

The largest electricity supplier in the state of West Virginia by megawatt hours sold is Mon Power.

West Virginia emits 16,301.62 kilograms per capita of CO2 emissions, compared to the US average of 4,459.99.

The state of West Virginia ranks 26th in hydroelectric power production, generating 1,530,183.4 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric facilities.

West Virginia released 29,240,484,828.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions due to electricity production, which is the 19th worst in the country.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Barbour County15,4654114.09$117.24/mo
Berkeley County122,0762110.18$127.48/mo
Boone County21,809214.83$171.43/mo
Braxton County12,447211.11$101.44/mo
Brooke County22,559413.28$123.51/mo
Cabell County94,3502114.83$171.43/mo
Calhoun County6,229211.11$101.44/mo
Clay County8,051513.16$126.36/mo
Doddridge County7,808314.11$117.41/mo
Fayette County40,4882214.83$171.43/mo
Gilmer County7,408211.11$101.44/mo
Grant County10,9763310.41$121.13/mo
Greenbrier County32,9775312.42$126.05/mo
Hampshire County23,093210.18$127.48/mo
Hancock County29,095211.11$101.44/mo
Hardy County14,299210.18$127.48/mo
Harrison County65,9213114.07$117.22/mo
Jackson County27,791413.30$142.67/mo
Jefferson County57,7012110.18$127.48/mo
Kanawha County180,7453214.13$143.54/mo
Lewis County17,033314.11$117.41/mo
Lincoln County20,463214.83$171.43/mo
Logan County32,567214.83$171.43/mo
Marion County56,2053114.11$117.40/mo
Marshall County30,5913215.14$158.49/mo
Mason County25,4532114.83$171.43/mo
McDowell County19,111214.83$171.43/mo
Mercer County59,664214.83$171.43/mo
Mineral County26,9383210.32$123.54/mo
Mingo County23,568214.83$171.43/mo
Monongalia County105,8222311.11$101.44/mo
Monroe County12,376514.77$101.07/mo
Morgan County17,063210.18$127.48/mo
Nicholas County24,6044112.20$121.97/mo
Ohio County42,425315.14$158.49/mo
Pendleton County6,143211.11$101.44/mo
Pleasants County7,6532211.11$101.44/mo
Pocahontas County7,869311.11$101.44/mo
Preston County34,216211.11$101.44/mo
Putnam County57,4402214.83$171.43/mo
Raleigh County74,591314.13$143.54/mo
Randolph County27,932211.11$101.44/mo
Ritchie County8,444211.11$101.44/mo
Roane County14,028412.32$124.19/mo
Summers County11,959413.23$141.26/mo
Taylor County16,705314.11$117.41/mo
Tucker County6,7622111.11$101.44/mo
Tyler County8,313211.11$101.44/mo
Upshur County23,816314.11$117.41/mo
Wayne County38,9822214.83$171.43/mo
Webster County8,378211.11$101.44/mo
Wetzel County14,4425113.28$123.46/mo
Wirt County5,194211.11$101.44/mo
Wood County84,2962111.11$101.44/mo
Wyoming County21,382314.13$143.54/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, West Virginia citizens emit 16,301.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which is the 3rd worst per capita emissions rate for a state in the US. Total emissions from electricity consumption in the state is 29,240,484,828.74 kilograms a year, which is the 19th highest total amount of pollution for a state. Power plants in the state mainly use Coal, which accounts for 53,056,223.68 megawatt hours (or 89.92%) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. Natural Gas and Wind make up 4.00% and 3.14% of generation, respectively. There are 33 power plants in the state of West Virginia, which is the 49th most plants in a state in the United States and translates to the 38th highest number of power plants per person.

Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

West Virginia Net Metering

Approximately 66.67% of the electricity companies in West Virginia offer net metering to their consumers. The state has favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster solar panel installs at private residences, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with tax and rebate incentives. West Virginia currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. Offering no rebates for solar panel purchases, the state is currently letting down its citizens who wish to power their homes with private solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for citizens in West Virginia who wish to purchase private solar at their place of residence. Homeowners in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing private solar.

State Level Initiatives

Customers searching for electricity options that use renewable sources will find it easier if there are state level legislation that encourage green energy usage. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity suppliers who sell electricity in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be produced using renewable energy. Unfortunately, West Virginia has no standards currently in place. Also, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in West Virginia

Where does West Virginia get its electricity?

The main fuel type used for electricity production in West Virginia is Coal, making up 89.92% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Natural Gas and Wind, which account for 4.00% and 3.14% of total generation respectively.

How much does electricity cost in West Virginia?

Anything below the West Virginia average of 12.81 cents per kilowatt hour would be a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 9.76 cents to 17.11 cents per kilowatt hour, with Philippi Municipal Electric currently having the lowest rates.

What is the average electric bill in West Virginia?

In 2022, West Virginia has an average electricity bill of $136, while the United States average is $130.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in West Virginia?

The largest electricity supplier in West Virginia by megawatt hours sold is Mon Power.

Does West Virginia have a deregulated electricity market?

West Virginia has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can usually choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.

How many power plants are within West Virginia?

There are 33 power plants located in West Virginia.

What is the cheapest electricity company in West Virginia?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Philippi Municipal Electric9.761,707
2Potomac Edison10.18150,312
3Mon Power11.11395,542
4New Martinsville, West Virginia Electric Utility12.881,808
5Black Diamond Power Company13.433,954
6Appalachian Power Company14.83421,469
7Wheeling Power Company15.4441,610
8Craig-Botetourt Electric Coop16.64488
9Harrison Rural Electrification17.116,864

How many electric companies offer service in West Virginia?

West Virginia has 9 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-24