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Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison
by State

Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems. As of 2014, the statewide average electricity price is the fourteenth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. Nationally, electricity costs 19 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (34 cents), and Washington has the lowest electricity rate (7.15 cents).

The archive has reports from prior years.

Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2014)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Washington 7.15
2 West Virginia 7.65
3 Wyoming 7.78
4 Arkansas 7.85
5 Idaho 7.95
6 Oklahoma 8.10
7 Louisiana 8.11
8 Kentucky 8.13
9 Iowa 8.24
10 Utah 8.41
11 North Dakota 8.49
12 Montana 8.62
13 Oregon 8.78
14 Nebraska 8.80
15 Illinois 8.87
16 Indiana 8.97
17 Texas 8.99
18 Missouri 9.06
19 South Dakota 9.06
20 Virginia 9.25
21 Alabama 9.30
22 North Carolina 9.32
23 Tennessee 9.50
24 South Carolina 9.56
25 Minnesota 9.63
26 Mississippi 9.66
27 Ohio 9.97
28 New Mexico 9.69
29 Nevada 9.76
30 Georgia 9.94
31 Kansas 10.04
32 Colorado 10.04
33 Arizona 10.24
34 Pennsylvania 10.29
National Average 10.45
35 Wisconsin 10.73
36 Florida 10.86
37 Michigan 11.10
38 Delaware 11.33
39 Maryland 12.12
40 District of Columbia 12.17
41 Maine 12.66
42 New Jersey 14.01
43 Vermont 14.58
44 California 15.23
45 New Hampshire 15.25
46 Massachusetts 15.34
47 Rhode Island 15.57
48 New York 16.25
49 Connecticut 16.98
50 Alaska 17.58
51 Hawaii 33.53

Source: Electric Data Browser (http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/browser/) Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on April 6, 2014.
Typically, there is one year between updates.