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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 2015, the statewide average electricity price is the fifteenth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. Nationally, electricity costs 15 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (26 cents), and Washington has the lowest electricity rate (7.41 cents).

The archive has reports from prior years. Starting with this report, states are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.

Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2015)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Washington 7.41
2 Louisiana 7.64
3 Oklahoma 7.83
4 Wyoming 7.95
5 Kentucky 8.03
6* West Virginia 8.12
6* Idaho 8.12
7 Arkansas 8.15
8 Iowa 8.47
9 Utah 8.61
10 Texas 8.63
11 Indiana 8.79
12 Oregon 8.82
13 North Dakota 8.85
14 Montana 8.93
15 Nebraska 9.04
16 Illinois 9.28
17 Missouri 9.30
18* South Dakota 9.31
18* Virginia 9.31
19 Tennessee 9.35
20 North Carolina 9.36
21 Alabama 9.37
22* South Carolina 9.48
22* Nevada 9.48
23 Georgia 9.52
24 Mississippi 9.55
25 New Mexico 9.68
26 Minnesota 9.69
27 Colorado 9.78
28 Ohio 9.90
29 Kansas 10.06
30 Arizona 10.40
31 Pennsylvania 10.41
National Average 10.42
32 Florida 10.64
33 Michigan 10.84
34 Wisconsin 10.93
35 Delaware 11.21
36 District of Columbia 12.08
37 Maryland 12.14
38 Maine 12.97
39 New Jersey 13.93
40 Vermont 14.36
41 New York 15.28
42 California 15.50
43 New Hampshire 16.03
44 Massachusetts 16.86
45 Rhode Island 17.05
46 Connecticut 17.76
47 Alaska 17.94
48 Hawaii 26.17

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

Note: *Starting with this report, states are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.

This table was updated on June 28, 2016.
Typically, there is one year between updates.