Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2003, 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 32 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (14 cents), and Kentucky has the lowest electricity rate (4.42 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2003)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Kentucky 4.42
2 Wyoming 4.76
3 West Virginia 5.13
4 Idaho 5.22
5 Indiana 5.37
6 Utah 5.41
7 North Dakota 5.47
8 Arkansas 5.57
9 Nebraska 5.64
10 Tennessee 5.84
11 Washington 5.86
12 Alabama 5.88
13 Minnesota 6.01
14 Missouri 6.02
15 South Carolina 6.08
16 Iowa 6.11
17 Montana 6.14
18 Oregon 6.18
19 Virginia 6.27
20 Georgia 6.32
21 Kansas 6.35
22 Oklahoma 6.35
23 South Dakota 6.35
24 Maryland 6.45
25 Mississippi 6.46
26 Wisconsin 6.64
27 Ohio 6.73
28 Colorado 6.77
29 Michigan 6.85
30 Illinois 6.86
31 North Carolina 6.86
32 Louisiana 6.93
33 Delaware 6.96
34 New Mexico 7.00
35 Arizona 7.34
36 District of Columbia 7.40
  National Average 7.42
37 Texas 7.50
38 Florida 7.72
39 Pennsylvania 8.02
40 Nevada 8.29
41 New Jersey 9.48
42 Maine 9.79
43 Connecticut 10.16
44 Rhode Island 10.47
45 Alaska 10.50
46 Massachusetts 10.56
47 New Hampshire 10.83
48 Vermont 10.98
49 California 11.62
50 New York 12.44
51 Hawaii 14.47

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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