Utilities

UTILITIES

ELECTRICITY

West Virginia electricity price differences from U.S. Average. West Virginia’s average retail price of electricity as of February 2016 is 8.98 cents per kilowatt-hour.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission may establish special rates that in its judgment are necessary or appropriate for the continued, new or expanded operation of energy-intensive industrial consumers. In order to qualify for a special rate, an industrial facility, plant or enterprise shall enter into negotiations with the utility, having a contract demand of at least fifty thousand kilowatts of electric power at its West Virginia facilities under normal operating conditions; create or retain at least twenty-five full time jobs in the state; have invested not less than $500,000 in fixed assets in the state; and provide reasonable evidence that without the special rate, the operation is threatened or not economically viable.

To search for Utilities regulated by the West Virginia Public Service Commission, browse the PSC Utility Database: http://www.psc.state.wv.us/utilities/default.htm