Jefferson County is served by Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy utility company. FirstEnergy’s 10 electric utility companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York. Potomac Edison serves about 137,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and 263,000 customers in seven Maryland counties.
The cost of electric service for Jefferson County remains among the most affordable in the region, which is especially beneficial for manufacturing and IT companies that use an abundance of power. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for both commercial and industrial customers in West Virginia is more than 10% below the national average.