The Old Dominion State
IOU, Municipal, Cooperative, Retail Energy Suppliers, Wholesale
Virginia Consumer Choice: Consumer Deregulation
Utility: Qualified consumers in Virginia may choose their energy supplier.
Virginia Electric Choice: Yes. Virginia non-residential consumers may choose their electric supplier in the Appalachian Power and Dominion areas.
Virginia Gas Choice: Yes. Natural gas is deregulated in Virginia’s Columbia Gas and WGL territories.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Virginia Yes 2001 Yes 2007 Both Natural Gas and Electric Choice programs are limited for residential consumers.
STATE NERC INTERCONNECTION ISO/RTO
Virginia SERC, RFC Eastern PJM
Virginia Population: 8,535,519 People/ Land Mile: 216.1
Square Miles: 42,775 Land Miles: 39,490 Water Miles: 3,285
Net Generation 95,509,121 MWH Retail Sales 118,166,348 MWH Gas 667 trillion Btu
Counties VA Zip Codes VA Utility Zip Codes
NERC Authority: SERC, RFC
FERC Authority: Northeast Natural Gas Market
Electric Retail Average: 8.9 cents/kWh (Ave)
Virginia Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Coal: 62%
• Natural gas: 3.2%
• Hydro: 6.9%
• Geothermal: 0.3%
• Wind: 27.5.1%
• Biomass: 0.1%
Previous U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 79%
• Hydro: 5%
VA Solar: Net Metering, Tax Credits, Solar Rebates
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs
List of certified energy suppliers