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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 2012, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the fifteenth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. Nationally, electricity costs 18 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (34 cents), and Louisiana has the lowest electricity rate (6.90 cents).

The table below provides the annual average across all sectors. To see prices in individual sectors, review the Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End–Use Sector, by State report. A map is included in the Electric Power Annual Report published by the Energy Information Administration to provide additional information. Hover over an individual state to see sales, revenue, and number of customers.

The archive has reports from prior years.

Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2012)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Louisiana 6.90
2 Idaho 6.92
3 Washington 6.94
4 Wyoming 7.19
5 Kentucky 7.26
6 Oklahoma 7.54
7 Arkansas 7.62
8 Iowa 7.71
9 North Dakota 7.83
10 Utah 7.84
11 West Virginia 8.14
12 Oregon 8.21
13 Montana 8.25
14 Indiana 8.29
15 Nebraska 8.37
16 Illinois 8.40
17 South Dakota 8.49
18 Missouri 8.53
19 Texas 8.55
20 Mississippi 8.60
21 New Mexico 8.83
22 Minnesota 8.86
23 Nevada 8.95
24 Virginia 9.07
25 South Carolina 9.10
26 Ohio 9.12
27 North Carolina 9.15
28 Alabama 9.18
29 Tennessee 9.27
30 Kansas 9.33
31 Georgia 9.37
32 Colorado 9.39
33 Arizona 9.81
  National Average 9.84
34 Pennsylvania 9.91
35 Wisconsin 10.28
36 Florida 10.44
37 Michigan 10.98
38 Delaware 11.06
39 Maryland 11.28
40 Maine 11.81
41 District of Columbia 11.85
42 Rhode Island 12.74
43 California 13.53
44 New Jersey 13.68
45 Massachusetts 13.79
46 New Hampshire 14.19
47 Vermont 14.22
48 New York 15.15
49 Connecticut 15.54
50 Alaska 16.33
51 Hawaii 34.04

Source: Electric Power Annual. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on November 12, 2014.
Typically, there is one year between updates.