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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 2007, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the fifth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  Nationally, electricity costs 45 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (21 cents), and Idaho has the lowest electricity rate (5.07 cents).

The archive has reports from prior months.

Annual Average Price
per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2007)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Idaho 5.07
2 Wyoming 5.29
3 West Virginia 5.34
4 Kentucky 5.84
5 Nebraska 6.28
6 Washington 6.37
7 Utah 6.41
8 North Dakota 6.42
9 Indiana 6.50
10 Missouri 6.56
11 Iowa 6.83
12 Kansas 6.84
13 South Dakota 6.89
14 Arkansas 6.96
15 Oregon 7.02
16 Tennessee 7.07
17 Virginia 7.12
18 Montana 7.13
19 South Carolina 7.18
20 Oklahoma 7.29
21 Minnesota 7.44
22 New Mexico 7.44
23 Alabama 7.57
24 Colorado 7.76
25 North Carolina 7.83
26 Georgia 7.86
27 Ohio 7.91
28 Mississippi 8.03
29 Louisiana 8.39
30 Illinois 8.46
31 Wisconsin 8.48
32 Michigan 8.53
33 Arizona 8.54
34 Pennsylvania 9.08
National Average 9.13
35 Nevada 9.99
36 Texas 10.11
37 Florida 10.33
38 Delaware 11.35
39 Maryland 11.50
40 District of Columbia 11.79
41 Vermont 12.04
42 California 12.80
43 New Jersey 13.01
44 Rhode Island 13.12
45 Alaska 13.28
46 New Hampshire 13.98
47 Maine 14.59
48 Massachusetts 15.16
49 New York 15.22
50 Connecticut 16.45
51 Hawaii 21.29

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.