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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 1998, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the ninth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  Nationally, electricity costs 27 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, New Hampshire has the highest electricity rate (12 cents), and Idaho has the lowest electricity rate (4.02 cents).

The archive has reports from prior months.

Annual Average Price
per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 1998)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Idaho 4.02
2 Washington 4.03
3 Kentucky 4.16
4 Wyoming 4.31
5 Montana 4.80
6 Oregon 4.90
7 West Virginia 5.07
8 Utah 5.16
9 Nebraska 5.30
10 Indiana 5.34
11 Oklahoma 5.43
12 Wisconsin 5.44
13 South Carolina 5.53
14 Alabama 5.56
15 Tennessee 5.62
16 North Dakota 5.70
17 Minnesota 5.71
18 Nevada 5.76
19 Arkansas 5.78
20 Louisiana 5.78
21 Virginia 5.88
22 Colorado 5.95
23 Mississippi 5.98
24 Iowa 6.04
25 Texas 6.07
26 Missouri 6.08
27 South Dakota 6.26
28 Kansas 6.28
29 Ohio 6.38
30 Georgia 6.40
31 North Carolina 6.45
National Average 6.74
32 New Mexico 6.78
33 Delaware 6.88
34 Maryland 6.99
35 Florida 7.01
36 Michigan 7.09
37 Arizona 7.33
38 District of Columbia 7.41
39 Illinois 7.46
40 Pennsylvania 7.86
41 California 9.03
42 Rhode Island 9.58
43 Massachusetts 9.59
44 Maine 9.75
45 Vermont 9.83
46 Alaska 9.97
47 New Jersey 10.17
48 Connecticut 10.30
49 New York 10.71
50 Hawaii 11.56
51 New Hampshire 11.93

Source: Electric Sales and Revenue.  Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on February 17, 2010.

Typically, there is one year between updates.