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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 2011, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the eleventh-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. Nationally, electricity costs 26 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (32 cents), and Idaho has the lowest electricity rate (6.44 cents).

The table below provides the annual average across all sectors. The Electric Power Annual Report published by the Energy Information Administration provides a map. Hover over an individual state to see sales, revenue, and number of customers.

The archive has reports from prior months.

Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2011)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Idaho 6.44
2 Wyoming 6.58
3 Washington 6.78
4 Utah 7.13
5 Kentucky 7.17
6 Arkansas 7.43
7 North Dakota 7.50
8 Iowa 7.56
9 Louisiana 7.68
10 Oklahoma 7.80
11 Nebraska 7.88
12 West Virginia 7.88
13 Indiana 8.01
14 Oregon 8.04
15 South Dakota 8.05
16 Montana 8.23
17 Missouri 8.32
18 North Carolina 8.64
19 Minnesota 8.65
20 New Mexico 8.74
21 Mississippi 8.78
22 South Carolina 8.80
23 Virginia 8.84
24 Kansas 8.89
25 Illinois 8.97
26 Nevada 8.97
27 Texas 9.00
28 Ohio 9.03
29 Alabama 9.10
30 Tennessee 9.28
31 Colorado 9.39
32 Georgia 9.61
33 Arizona 9.71
  National Average 9.90
34 Wisconsin 10.21
35 Michigan 10.40
36 Pennsylvania 10.45
37 Florida 10.61
38 Delaware 11.48
39 Maryland 11.93
40 Maine 12.58
41 District of Columbia 12.81
42 Rhode Island 13.04
43 California 13.05
44 Vermont 13.80
45 Massachusetts 14.11
46 New Jersey 14.30
47 New Hampshire 14.74
48 New York 15.89
49 Alaska 16.08
50 Connecticut 16.35
51 Hawaii 31.59

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

This table was updated on June 26, 2013.
Typically, there is one year between updates.