Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2005, 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 39 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (18 cents), and Kentucky has the lowest electricity rate (5.01 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2005)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Kentucky 5.01
2 Idaho 5.12
3 West Virginia 5.15
4 Wyoming 5.16
5 Nebraska 5.87
6 Washington 5.87
7 Indiana 5.88
8 North Dakota 5.92
9 Utah 5.92
10 Missouri 6.13
11 Arkansas 6.30
12 Tennessee 6.31
13 Oregon 6.34
14 Alabama 6.46
15 Kansas 6.55
16 South Dakota 6.60
17 Minnesota 6.61
18 Virginia 6.64
19 Iowa 6.69
20 Montana 6.72
21 South Carolina 6.72
22 Oklahoma 6.85
23 Illinois 6.95
24 Ohio 7.08
25 North Carolina 7.19
26 Michigan 7.23
27 Georgia 7.43
28 Wisconsin 7.48
29 New Mexico 7.51
30 Mississippi 7.54
31 Colorado 7.64
32 Delaware 7.76
33 Arizona 7.79
34 Louisiana 8.03
35 Maryland 8.13
  National Average 8.14
36 Pennsylvania 8.27
37 Florida 8.76
38 Nevada 9.02
39 Texas 9.14
40 District of Columbia 9.18
41 Maine 10.57
42 New Jersey 10.89
43 Vermont 10.95
44 California 11.63
45 Alaska 11.72
46 Rhode Island 11.97
47 Connecticut 12.06
48 Massachusetts 12.18
49 New Hampshire 12.53
50 New York 13.95
51 Hawaii 18.33

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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