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Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison by State

Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems.  As of 2010, 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 31 percent more than it does in Nebraska.  Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (25 cents), and Wyoming has the lowest electricity rate (6.20 cents).

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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2010)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Wyoming 6.20
2 Idaho 6.54
3 Washington 6.66
4 Kentucky 6.73
5 Utah 6.94
6 North Dakota 7.11
7 Arkansas 7.28
8 West Virginia 7.45
9 Nebraska 7.52
10 Oregon 7.56
11 Oklahoma 7.59
12 Iowa 7.66
13 Indiana 7.67
14 Missouri 7.78
15 Louisiana 7.80
16 South Dakota 7.82
17 Montana 7.88
18 Kansas 8.35
19 New Mexico 8.40
20 Minnesota 8.41
21 South Carolina 8.49
22 Mississippi 8.59
23 Tennessee 8.61
24 North Carolina 8.67
25 Virginia 8.69
26 Georgia 8.87
27 Alabama 8.89
28 Illinois 9.13
29 Ohio 9.14
30 Colorado 9.15
31 Texas 9.34
32 Arizona 9.69
33 Nevada 9.73
34 Wisconsin 9.78
  National Average 9.83
35 Michigan 9.88
36 Pennsylvania 10.31
37 Florida 10.58
38 Delaware 11.97
39 Maryland 12.70
40 Maine 12.84
41 California 13.01
42 Vermont 13.24
43 District of Columbia 13.35
44 Rhode Island 14.08
45 Massachusetts 14.26
46 New Jersey 14.68
47 Alaska 14.76
48 New Hampshire 14.84
49 New York 16.41
50 Connecticut 17.39
51 Hawaii 25.12

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

This table was updated on January 23, 2012.
Typically, there is one year between updates.