Virginia

Electric Supply: Limited Deregulation/Deregulation Suspended

Gas Supply: Deregulated

Electric Utilities: American Electric Power, Dominion Virginia Power, Kentucky Utilities (Old Dominion Power)

Gas Utilities: Appalachian Natural Gas Distribution Company, Atmos Energy, Columbia Gas of Virginia, Roanoke Gas Company, Washington Gas Light (Shenandoah Gas Division), Southwestern Virginia Company, Virginia Natural Gas

SCC Website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/

Electricity

In 2007, Virginia suspended the right of customers to choose alternative electricity supply at the request of Dominion Power (the state's largest utility). Customers above 5 megawatts (MW) are still allowed to choose an alternative energy provider. Smaller customers already on alternative electricity before the ban on competition took affect may remain on alternative supply; however, if they return to the utility, they lose this right.

Natural Gas

The Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission allows customers of the Washington Gas Light Company to choose an alternative natural gas supplier. Customers choosing an alternate gas supplier have their gas supply delivered by the local utility. Customers who do not choose an alternate gas supplier receive default sales service from their utility called the “Purchased Gas Charge” which can vary as often as monthly.

 

Deregulated Electricity

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Deregulated Gas

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