The solar array at American Public University System in Charles Town is the largest in West Virginia.

Utilities

West Virginia’s abundant natural resources keep utility costs low, and these low costs make Jefferson County an attractive and affordable location for manufacturers and other heavy power users. The cost of commercial electric service, for example, is almost 50 percent lower in Jefferson County than in the neighboring state of Maryland. West Virginia ranks second in the United States for coal production, at over 115 million tons per year, and fifth among the states in total energy production (2012).

Learn more about utility services in Jefferson County.