Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison
by State

Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems. As of 2018, the statewide average electricity price is the sixteenth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. (Nebraska is sixteenth because Oklahoma and Wyoming have equivalent prices. States are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.) Nationally, electricity costs 17 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (29.18 cents), and Louisiana has the lowest electricity rate (7.71 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2018)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Louisiana 7.71
2 Arkansas 7.78
3 Washington 8.00
4 Oklahoma 8.09
4 Wyoming 8.09
5 Idaho 8.17
6 Utah 8.21
7 Texas 8.48
8 Kentucky 8.52
9 Nevada 8.67
10 West Virginia 8.72
11 Montana 8.84
12 Oregon 8.85
13 North Dakota 8.91
14 Iowa 8.92
15 Nebraska 9.02
16 Mississippi 9.24
17 North Carolina 9.25
18 New Mexico 9.35
19 Virginia 9.48
20 Tennessee 9.58
21 Illinois 9.60
22 Georgia 9.62
23 Alabama 9.63
24 South Carolina 9.66
25 Indiana 9.75
26 Missouri 9.93
27 Ohio 9.94
28 South Dakota 9.97
29 Colorado 10.02
30 Pennsylvania 10.10
31 Florida 10.31
32 Minnesota 10.37
National Average 10.53
33 Delaware 10.55
34 Wisconsin 10.58
35 Kansas 10.72
36 Arizona 10.85
37 Michigan 11.40
38 Maryland 11.57
39 District of Columbia 12.03
40 New Jersey 13.23
41 Maine 13.44
42 New York 14.83
43 Vermont 15.13
44 California 16.58
45 New Hampshire 17.01
46 Rhode Island 18.10
47 Connecticut 18.41
48 Massachusetts 18.50
49 Alaska 19.36
50 Hawaii 29.18

Sources: Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price (https://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/), Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: States are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.

This table was updated on December 23, 2019.
Typically, there is one year between updates.