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Dominion Rates Increase But How Do Virginia Electric Rates Compare To Other States ?

If you’re a Dominion Virginia Power customer, your bill will soon increase.

The VA State Corporation Commission has approved a fuel rate increase which will go into effect on Friday.

The increase, which will be spread out over two years, will add up to about $4.86 for the average customer. Dominion Virginia Power says the increase was driven by rising fuel prices and last year’s hotter than normal summer.

The State Corporation Commission is still reviewing a second request by Dominion Virginia Power for another rate increase for transmission costs. If that rate hike is approved, that nearly $4 increase will go into effect in September.

How do our rates compare to other States ?

From a comparison on the Dept  of Energy Website VA ranks 28th out of 52 states and territories. Our average cost of 10.61 Cents per kilowatt hour is almost half the cost of electricity in Connecticut  (20.33) and well below New Jersey (16.31) New York (17.50)  and every other state in the Northeast.

See a comparison chart from November 2010 below..

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STATE Average Residential Price of Electricity by State, 2009
ND 7.58
WA 7.68
ID 7.8
WV 7.9
LA 8.1
KY 8.37
UT 8.48
OK 8.49
SD 8.49
NE 8.52
MO 8.54
WY 8.58
OR 8.68
MT 8.93
AR 9.14
TN 9.32
IN 9.5
KS 9.53
IA 9.99
NC 9.99
CO 10
NM 10.02
MN 10.04
GA 10.13
MS 10.22
SC 10.44
VA 10.61
AL 10.66
OH 10.67
AZ 10.73
IL 11.27
MI 11.6
PA 11.65
WI 11.94
TX 12.38
FL 12.39
NV 12.86
DC 13.76
DE 14.07
CA 14.74
VT 14.9
MD 14.98
RI 15.6
ME 15.65
NH 16.26
NJ 16.31
MA 16.87
AK 17.14
NY 17.5
CT 20.33
HI 24.2

     
Electric Power Annual with data for 2009
  Report Released: November 23, 2010
  Report Revised: January 2011, April 2011
  Next Release Date: November 2011

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