Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison
by State

Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems. As of 2017, the statewide average electricity price is the sixteenth-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 (26.07 cents), and Louisiana has the lowest electricity rate (7.75 cents).

The archive has reports from prior years.

Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2017)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Louisiana 7.75
2 Washington 7.94
3 Oklahoma 8.12
4 Arkansas 8.18
5 Wyoming 8.29
6 Idaho 8.30
7 Kentucky 8.44
8 Texas 8.55
9 Utah 8.66
10 Nevada 8.76
11 Iowa 8.92
12 Oregon 8.98
13 West Virginia 9.00
14 Montana 9.02
15 North Carolina 9.15
16 Nebraska 9.16
17 Mississippi 9.19
18 North Dakota 9.26
19 Virginia 9.28
20 Illinois 9.33
21 Tennessee 9.54
22 Indiana 9.61
23 New Mexico 9.64
24 Ohio 9.71
25 Georgia 9.75
26 Missouri 9.83
26 South Carolina 9.83
27 Alabama 9.89
28 Colorado 9.94
29 South Dakota 9.98
30 Pennsylvania 10.16
31 Minnesota 10.53
National Average 10.54
32 Kansas 10.58
33 Florida 10.65
34 Arizona 10.71
35 Delaware 10.99
36 Wisconsin 11.05
37 Michigan 11.39
38 District of Columbia 11.81
39 Maryland 12.00
40 Maine 12.94
41 New Jersey 13.38
42 Vermont 14.57
43 New York 14.78
44 Massachusetts 16.14
44 California 16.14
45 New Hampshire 16.16
46 Rhode Island 16.44
47 Connecticut 17.62
48 Alaska 19.52
49 Hawaii 26.07

Source: Electric Data Browser (http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/browser/) 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 August 21, 2018.
Typically, there is one year between updates.