Electricity Rates

Residential & Commercial Electricity Rates

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We offer current (2015) electricity rates and plans from local electric providers searchable by state/zip code.  You can then browse rates and plans in your area and signup for the plan you like instantly — it only takes minutes to switch and/or sign up to a new provider.

Current Electricity Rates (2015)

Today’s electric rates and plans for residential/commercial customers are only available in deregulated states — known as “deregulated” states as they have a deregulated energy market (to some extent, at least).  Consumers in these deregulated states are able to shop for electricity and switch electricity providers if they find a better rate/plan with another provider.

Unfortunately, as of today most of the United States is still regulated:

Regulated
Deregulated
Pending

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

Electricity Rates for the Last Two Years

In addition to current rates for deregulated states, we provide historical data on electric rates for all 50 states for 2013 and 2014 to monitor trends and to add perspective to current rates.  We break these rates down by industry — residential, small business, and commercial/industrial.

Pricing shown is cost 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
  • 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.

Last updated August 13, 2015.