The Mountain State
IOU, Municipal, Cooperative, Retail Energy Suppliers, Wholesale
West Virginia Consumer Choice: No Deregulation
Utility: Consumers in West Virginia may not choose their natural gas supplier.
West Virginia Electric Choice: No. Consumers in West Virginia may not choose their electric supplier.
West Virginia Gas Choice: Yes. Natural gas is deregulated in West Virginia.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
West Virginia Yes 2010 No N/A Natural Gas Choice is available but participation is very limited.
STATE NERC INTERCONNECTION ISO/RTO
West Virginia Population: 1,792,147 People/ Land Mile: 74.6
Square Miles: 24,230 Land Miles: 24,038 Water Miles: 192
Net Generation 67,249,025 MWH Retail Sales 33,646,813 MWH Gas 32.6 trillion Btu
Counties WV Zip Codes WV Utility Zip Codes
NERC Authority: RFC
FERC Authority: Northeast Natural Gas Market
Electric Retail Average: 8.7 cents/kWh (Ave)
West Virginia Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Coal: 91%
• Natural gas: 3.4%
• Hydro: 2.8%
• Wind: 2.7%
Previous U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 95%
• Hydro: 2%
WV Solar: Net Metering, Tax Credits, Solar Rebates
Public Service Commission of West Virginia
West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission