Electricity Rates by State

Electricity Rates by StateThere are two ways we offer electricity rates by state.

First, the table down below shows historical data for electricity rates from all 50 states.  This historical data comes from 2013 and 2014 and is broken down by sector — residential electricity rates, commercial electricity rates, and industrial electricity rates.

Secondly, we offer not only historical data, but also current electric rates and plans for residential and commercial customers in 16 states — these are called deregulated states as they have a deregulated energy market (to some extent, at least).  Consumers in these “deregulated” states are able to shop around for electricity, compare rates and plans, and switch electricity providers.

Deregulated states are in green:

Regulated
Deregulated
Pending

Do you live in a deregulated state and/or want to see current electricity rates? Click here to enter your zip code and see current plans and pricing being offered.

Pending States

Pending states are states that have/had recent legislation to make electricity deregulation a reality.  These states include: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Virginia.

For the time being we’re only able to show you historical data for “pending states,” but hopefully that will change as legislation changes.

Historical Data – Electricity Rates for 2013 and 2014

Without further ado, here’s the historical data on electric rates around the U.S.  The average price of electricity in the United States varies from state to state — the below table lists electricity rates in the U.S., broken down by state and region, for 2013 and 2014.

Pricing shown is per kilowatt-hour (kWh):

  Residential Commercial Industrial All Sectors
Electricity Rates by State 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013
New England 17.98 16.54 14.04 14.02 10.97 11.64 14.99 14.44
Connecticut 19.87 18.21 15.18 14.74 12.45 12.90 16.79 15.98
Maine 15.82 14.39 12.70 11.70 8.14 7.88 12.49 11.70
Massachusetts 17.57 16.05 13.70 14.23 11.63 12.36 14.70 14.31
New Hampshire 18.22 16.43 14.37 13.45 11.40 11.21 15.34 14.21
Rhode Island 16.69 15.97 13.26 13.48 11.96 11.80 14.36 14.25
Vermont 17.11 17.54 14.74 14.82 9.95 10.26 14.42 14.65
Middle Atlantic 16.05 15.50 12.95 12.09 7.07 6.73 12.77 12.16
New Jersey 15.60 15.33 12.20 12.29 10.24 10.13 13.25 13.13
New York 19.46 18.48 15.28 13.65 6.21 4.55 15.36 14.27
Pennsylvania 13.18 12.97 9.53 9.17 6.97 6.81 9.93 9.69
East North Central 12.77 12.04 9.91 9.43 6.82 6.47 9.75 9.23
Illinois 12.04 10.21 8.56 7.73 6.13 5.60 8.90 7.83
Indiana 11.46 11.04 10.12 9.60 6.90 6.65 9.06 8.67
Michigan 14.40 14.59 10.89 10.89 7.45 7.33 10.90 10.94
Ohio 12.79 11.88 10.05 9.35 6.62 6.05 9.85 9.14
Wisconsin 13.79 13.61 10.73 10.72 7.55 7.36 10.63 10.50
West North Central 10.70 10.53 8.67 8.46 6.23 6.22 8.59 8.43
Iowa 10.52 10.88 7.88 8.05 4.77 5.34 7.12 7.64
Kansas 12.21 11.40 10.02 9.21 7.35 6.80 9.90 9.14
Minnesota 11.83 11.64 9.23 9.21 6.75 6.93 9.26 9.24
Missouri 10.03 9.80 8.14 7.84 5.54 5.43 8.39 8.09
Nebraska 10.12 9.93 8.23 8.29 6.88 6.49 8.33 8.08
North Dakota 8.74 8.85 8.16 8.08 7.98 7.13 8.28 8.02
South Dakota 10.46 10.06 8.66 8.37 6.87 6.77 8.94 8.67
South Atlantic 11.61 11.30 9.78 9.46 6.48 6.33 9.88 9.61
Delaware 14.05 13.41 10.24 10.36 8.86 8.37 11.73 11.09
District of Columbia 12.75 12.88 12.06 12.16 6.77 4.63 11.96 12.04
Florida 12.20 11.51 10.28 9.67 7.93 7.63 11.00 10.40
Georgia 10.65 10.48 10.37 9.87 6.15 5.77 9.42 9.04
Maryland 13.18 13.15 10.87 10.76 8.47 8.05 11.71 11.62
North Carolina 10.65 10.93 8.43 8.60 5.94 6.05 8.71 8.92
South Carolina 12.35 11.85 10.42 10.02 6.10 5.95 9.33 8.97
Virginia 11.54 10.99 8.49 8.20 7.13 6.74 9.46 9.07
West Virginia 9.32 9.36 8.16 8.21 5.88 6.09 7.67 7.81
East South Central 10.64 10.31 10.28 9.81 5.70 5.52 8.76 8.42
Alabama 11.12 10.75 11.01 10.49 5.99 5.38 9.04 8.42
Kentucky 10.08 9.60 9.30 8.77 5.32 5.42 7.85 7.61
Mississippi 11.71 11.32 11.07 10.34 6.29 6.11 9.46 9.07
Tennessee 10.19 10.01 10.02 9.74 5.35 5.42 8.91 8.78
West South Central 11.01 10.90 8.17 7.91 5.75 5.67 8.31 8.16
Arkansas 9.69 9.67 8.02 7.78 5.76 5.58 7.67 7.52
Louisiana 8.83 9.15 8.48 8.76 5.07 5.74 7.22 7.68
Oklahoma 9.63 9.61 7.35 7.04 5.21 5.02 7.47 7.27
Texas 11.94 11.68 8.25 7.90 6.07 5.77 8.81 8.51
Mountain 11.24 11.02 9.40 9.23 5.91 5.98 8.84 8.71
Arizona 11.17 11.06 9.49 9.29 5.97 6.11 9.31 9.27
Colorado 11.61 11.65 9.84 9.96 6.78 7.49 9.53 9.78
Idaho 9.82 9.54 7.80 7.54 5.66 5.33 8.03 7.73
Montana 10.32 10.27 9.81 9.61 5.46 5.27 8.72 8.57
Nevada 13.62 13.07 9.83 9.71 4.62 4.78 8.27 8.17
New Mexico 11.60 11.09 9.86 9.48 6.07 6.06 9.01 8.73
Utah 10.72 10.10 8.50 8.10 5.73 5.36 8.22 7.64
Wyoming 10.66 10.24 9.03 8.76 6.56 6.41 7.78 7.54
Pacific Contiguous 13.81 13.50 13.46 12.80 8.51 8.45 12.47 12.02
California 17.05 16.80 15.45 14.67 11.93 11.40 15.30 14.66
Oregon 10.56 10.00 8.88 8.52 6.15 6.28 8.89 8.58
Washington 8.66 8.70 8.12 7.95 4.40 4.49 7.16 7.18
Pacific Noncontiguous 27.81 28.57 25.43 26.22 25.09 26.59 26.04 27.04
Alaska 19.47 18.33 17.53 16.49 15.72 15.98 17.82 17.02
Hawaii 35.06 37.24 32.59 34.61 28.51 30.52 31.67 33.77
U.S. Total 12.46 12.09 10.55 10.12 6.67 6.59 10.15 9.83

Data provided by EIA.

  • Where’s the cheapest residential electricity?  Washington
  • Where’s the cheapest commercial electricity?  Oklahoma
  • Where’s the most expensive residential electricity?  Hawaii
  • Where’s the most expensive commercial electricity?  Hawaii
  • What’s the cheapest electric rate in the United States? 8.66 per kWh
  • What’s the highest electric rate in the United States?  35.06 per kWh

A few observations can be made from this data, but most noticeably and generally speaking, the more northern you live in the U.S. the more you’ll pay for your electricity.  According to this data, people living in states located in the Northeast, North Central, and Mid-Atlantic generally pay higher electricity rates than those living in the southern half of the United States.