Virginia is recognized as a national leader in solar partnerships between large customers and utilities, with individual firms and agencies picking up the cost of a solar facility, or even multiple facilities, dedicated to serving their needs. This means virtually no impact on other customers’ electric bills. And it means more than 3,000 acres of solar panels in operation, with many more on the way.
Overall electric rates in Virginia at the end of 2016 were almost 12 percent below the national average. They were 7 percent below the average for the South Atlantic states, the region with some of our main competitors.