Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2008, the statewide average price for all sectors from all electric utilities is the seventh-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  Nationally, electricity costs 48 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (29 cents), and West Virginia has the lowest electricity rate (5.61 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2008)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 West Virginia 5.61
2 Wyoming 5.67
3 Idaho 5.69
4 Kentucky 6.26
5 Utah 6.49
6 Washington 6.55
7 Nebraska 6.58
8 North Dakota 6.69
9 Missouri 6.84
10 Iowa 6.89
11 Indiana 7.09
12 South Dakota 7.14
13 Oregon 7.23
14 Kansas 7.45
15 Arkansas 7.60
16 Montana 7.72
17 Minnesota 7.79
18 Oklahoma 7.81
19 South Carolina 7.85
20 North Carolina 7.96
21 Virginia 8.00
22 Tennessee 8.18
23 New Mexico 8.35
24 Ohio 8.39
25 Alabama 8.59
26 Colorado 8.59
27 Georgia 8.84
28 Michigan 8.94
29 Mississippi 8.99
30 Wisconsin 9.00
31 Arizona 9.11
32 Illinois 9.26
33 Pennsylvania 9.32
34 Louisiana 9.44
  National Average 9.74
35 Nevada 9.89
36 Florida 10.74
37 Texas 10.99
38 Vermont 12.33
39 Delaware 12.36
40 California 12.48
41 Maryland 13.00
42 District of Columbia 13.10
43 Maine 13.83
44 New Jersey 14.44
45 New Hampshire 14.65
46 Alaska 14.73
47 Rhode Island 16.01
48 Massachusetts 16.27
49 New York 16.57
50 Connecticut 17.79
51 Hawaii 29.20

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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