Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2006, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the sixth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  Nationally, electricity costs 47 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 (4.92 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2006)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Idaho 4.92
2 West Virginia 5.04
3 Wyoming 5.27
4 Kentucky 5.43
5 Utah 5.99
6 Nebraska 6.07
7 Washington 6.14
8 North Dakota 6.21
9 Missouri 6.30
10 Indiana 6.46
11 Oregon 6.53
12 South Dakota 6.70
13 Virginia 6.86
14 Kansas 6.89
15 Montana 6.91
16 Tennessee 6.97
17 Minnesota 6.98
18 South Carolina 6.98
19 Arkansas 6.99
20 Iowa 7.01
21 Alabama 7.07
22 Illinois 7.07
23 Oklahoma 7.30
24 New Mexico 7.37
25 North Carolina 7.53
26 Colorado 7.61
27 Georgia 7.63
28 Ohio 7.71
29 Wisconsin 8.13
30 Michigan 8.14
31 Arizona 8.24
32 Louisiana 8.30
33 Mississippi 8.33
34 Pennsylvania 8.68
  National Average 8.90
35 Nevada 9.63
36 Maryland 9.95
37 Delaware 10.13
38 Texas 10.34
39 Florida 10.45
40 District of Columbia 11.08
41 Vermont 11.37
42 Maine 11.80
43 New Jersey 11.88
44 California 12.82
45 Alaska 12.84
46 New Hampshire 13.84
47 Rhode Island 13.98
48 Connecticut 14.83
49 New York 15.27
50 Massachusetts 15.45
51 Hawaii 20.72

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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