Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 1999, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the tenth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  Nationally, electricity costs 25 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (12 cents), and Idaho has the lowest electricity rate (3.98 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 1999)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Idaho 3.98
2 Washington 4.10
3 Kentucky 4.17
4 Wyoming 4.30
5 Utah 4.86
6 Oregon 4.87
7 Montana 5.01
8 West Virginia 5.09
9 Indiana 5.29
10 Nebraska 5.31
11 Oklahoma 5.37
12 North Dakota 5.49
13 Wisconsin 5.53
14 Alabama 5.54
15 South Carolina 5.57
16 Tennessee 5.63
17 Mississippi 5.65
18 Arkansas 5.68
19 Louisiana 5.81
20 Minnesota 5.83
21 Virginia 5.86
22 Iowa 5.93
23 Nevada 5.93
24 Colorado 5.95
25 Texas 6.04
26 Missouri 6.07
27 Kansas 6.22
28 Georgia 6.24
29 South Dakota 6.35
30 Ohio 6.40
31 North Carolina 6.44
32 New Mexico 6.58
  National Average 6.66
33 Florida 6.85
34 Illinois 6.98
35 Maryland 7.04
36 Delaware 7.12
37 Michigan 7.14
38 Arizona 7.23
39 District of Columbia 7.45
40 Pennsylvania 7.67
41 Rhode Island 9.02
42 Massachusetts 9.16
43 California 9.34
44 Maine 9.77
45 Alaska 9.78
46 Connecticut 9.96
47 New Jersey 9.99
48 Vermont 10.28
49 New York 10.40
50 New Hampshire 11.75
51 Hawaii 11.97

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.

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