Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State


Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2009, 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 27 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (21 cents), and Wyoming has the lowest electricity rate (6.08 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2009)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Wyoming 6.08
2 Idaho 6.51
3 Kentucky 6.52
4 Washington 6.60
5 North Dakota 6.63
6 West Virginia 6.65
7 Utah 6.77
8 Oklahoma 6.94
9 Louisiana 7.06
10 Nebraska 7.21
11 Missouri 7.35
12 Iowa 7.37
13 South Dakota 7.39
14 Oregon 7.48
15 Arkansas 7.57
16 Montana 7.57
17 Indiana 7.62
18 Kansas 7.98
19 New Mexico 8.09
20 Minnesota 8.14
21 Colorado 8.31
22 South Carolina 8.42
23 North Carolina 8.48
24 Tennessee 8.69
25 Georgia 8.81
26 Alabama 8.83
27 Mississippi 8.85
28 Virginia 8.93
29 Ohio 9.01
30 Illinois 9.17
31 Wisconsin 9.38
32 Michigan 9.40
33 Arizona 9.56
34 Pennsylvania 9.60
  National Average 9.83
35 Texas 9.86
36 Nevada 10.36
37 Florida 11.49
38 Delaware 12.14
39 Vermont 12.75
40 District of Columbia 12.97
41 Maryland 13.08
42 Maine 13.09
43 California 13.24
44 Rhode Island 14.23
45 New Jersey 14.52
46 Alaska 15.09
47 New Hampshire 15.13
48 Massachusetts 15.45
49 New York 15.52
50 Connecticut 18.06
51 Hawaii 21.21

Source:  Electric Sales and Revenue.  Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.


This table was updated on March 4, 2011.  Typically, there is one year between updates.

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