Texas Electricity RatesWe have electricity rates for both regulated and deregulated markets in the U.S.  Consumers in deregulated markets (Texas, Ohio, etc.) can not only find electricity rates and plans offered by local providers on our site, but they can sign up to a new rate and plan, as well.

For regulated markets (about 2/3 of the US), we can only show historical rates.  We show historical rates for deregulated markets, as well.

Electricity Rates in the United States

In Texas, the biggest deregulated state, Houston is by far the biggest deregulated city.  As mentioned above, it’s the biggest deregulated market in the entire US.  Within Houston (as well as other markets) there are numerous retail electricity providers competing by offering a variety of different types of electricity pricing, plans, and services to homes and businesses.

Houston, Texas Electricity Prices

Overall, Houston, TX is the biggest deregulated city and market in the United States.  Here are some sample Houston electric rates for residential customers:

Provider Electricity Rate Plan Length Early Termination Fee
Veteran Energy $0.08.7 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Bounce Energy $0.08.7 / kWh 6 months $135.00
Infinite Energy $0.08.8 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Trieagle Energy $0.08.9 / kWh 36 months $20 per month
Trieagle Energy $0.09 / kWh 24 months $20 per month
Veteran Energy $0.09 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Direct Energy $0.09 / kWh 12 months $135.00
Bounce Energy $0.09.1 / kWh 12 months $50.00
Trieagle Energy $0.09.1 / kWh 12 months $20 per month
Bounce Energy  $0.09.2 / kWh 6 months $50.00

These rates are current as of publish date (2017), but might be outdated by the time you see them. Please check today’s rates by entering your zip above for accurate Houston rates.

Other Popular Markets in the United States

Houston Texas electricity ratesSome other popular markets — as determined by zip code searches on our site — include the following deregulated cities:

Residential Electricity

On average, a home in the US uses 911 kWh of electricity per month.   By taking this number and multiplying it by the cost per kWh of a given month, we can estimate the cost of residential electricity for any state.  As an example, each home in Texas was mailed an electric bill of $100.21(11 cents x 911 kWh) on average for October 2016.

Here are current kWh prices for homes:

STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Average
Alabama 11.08 11.5 12.11 12.42 12.1 12.16 12.08 12.22 12.27 12.56 12.05
Alaska 19.44 19.84 20.06 20.72 20.91 21.30 21.42 21.07 20.85 21.02 20.66
Arizona 10.9 11.46 11.75 12.36 12.94 12.54 12.7 12.56 12.77 12.16 12.21
Arkansas 8.93 9.13 9.62 10.04 10.19 10.31 10.28 10.38 10.43 9.85 9.91
California 17.76 17.69 17.66 12.4 17.74 18.11 18.49 18.88 18.22 13.94 17.08
Colorado 10.97 11.26 11.35 11.78 11.67 12.56 12.43 12.79 12.78 12.01 11.96
Connecticut 19.86 20.68 20.84 21.15 21.63 20.96 19.78 18.76 18.97 19.95 20.25
Delaware 13.16 12.99 13.39 13.9 14.54 13.6 12.99 13 13.09 15.5 13.61
DC 13.04 12.78 13.24 13.48 13.71 12.85 12.3 12.48 12.26 13.5 11.96
Florida 11.6 11.34 11.24 11.07 10.86 11.08 11.18 11.47 11.39 11.20 11.24
Georgia 10.45 10.52 11.14 11.16 11.51 12.25 12.29 12.52 11.93 11.07 11.48
Hawaii 26.92 26.77 27.35 26.93 26.87 27.5 28.04 27.45 27.84 27.54 27.32
Idaho 9.55 9.66 9.8 9.87 10.14 10.12 10.81 10.51 10.29 10.31 10.10
Illinois 11.42 11.94 12.56 12.79 13.3 12.25 12.06 11.94 12.20 12.54 12.3
Indiana 10.47 10.53 11.21 11.84 11.81 11.33 11.27 11.35 11.79 12.24 11.38
Iowa 10.45 10.94 11.5 11.71 13.01 13.56 14.07 14.28 12.72 12.27 12.45
Kansas 11.91 12.57 13.17 13.45 13.79 13.3 13.06 13.17 12.92 13.12 13.04
Kentucky 9.8 9.71 10.05 10.36 10.51 10.33 10.28 10.31 10.47 10.83 10.26
Louisiana 8.54 8.47 9.14 9.17 9.28 8.96 9.06 9.43 9.52 9.33 9.09
Maine 17.66 17.83 18.8 14.34 15.93 16.03 15.87 16.12 16.28 16.28 16.52
Maryland 14.03 13.98 14.36 14.37 14.7 14.61 14.05 13.83 14.04 15.19 14.31
Massachusetts 19.34 19.78 19.84 20.64 19.06 18.51 18.19 18.32 19.47 18.74 19.18
Michigan 14.52 14.88 14.83 14.95 15.33 15.38 15.39 15.87 15.77 15.77 15.26
Minnesota 11.99 12.14 12.23 12.62 13.05 12.8 13.2 13.11 13.88 13.24 12.8
Mississippi 10.49 10.32 10.91 11.01 10.88 10.64 10.21 10.31 10.19 10.66 10.56
Missouri 9.14 9.23 10.06 10.36 11.93 12.59 12.28 12.4 11.26 10.4 10.96
Montana 10.2 10.52 10.92 11.03 11.42 11.58 11.6 11.5 11.62 11.35 11.17
Nebraska 9.43 9.83 10.31 10.65 11.05 11.9 12.11 12.02 12.34 10.8 11.06
Nevada 11.42 12.2 12.28 11.89 12.09 11.4 10.72 10.83 11.18 12.06 11.6
New Hampshire 18 18.37 18.46 18.67 18.54 18.13 18 18.23 18.35 18.93 18.36
New Jersey 15.45 15.48 15.58 15.52 15.4 16.05 16.15 16.22 16.16 15.29 15.72
New Mexico 11.45 11.26 11.44 11.34 11.35 12.22 12.51 13.02 12.90 12.59 12
New York 16.54 16.76 16.89 17.39 17.73 17.89 17.95 18 18.38 18.28 17.58
North Carolina 10.44 10.77 11.66 11.72 11.41 11.13 11.19 11.36 11.44 11.78 11.29
North Dakota 8.57 9.41 9.82 10.52 11.07 11.39 11.26 11.38 11.88 10.9 10.62
Ohio 12.05 12.03 12.47 12.76 13.02 12.47 12.25 12.2 11.9 12.28 12.34
Oklahoma 8.33 9.63 10.24 10.93 10.73 9.99 9.99 10.51 11.11 11.03 10.24
Oregon 10.2 10.37 10.42 10.5 10.8 10.78 10.79 10.86 10.91 10.98 10.65
Pennsylvania 13.87 14.02 14.06 14.27 14.42 14.03 13.76 13.81 14.17 14.4 14.08
Rhode Island 18.41 18.78 19.07 19.43 18.02 18.69 17.11 18.57 20.49 18.89 18.74
South Carolina 11.72 11.9 12.86 12.77 12.54 12.68 12.58 12.76 12.74 12.39 12.49
South Dakota 10.12 10.34 10.98 11.39 12.12 11.97 12.19 11.93 12.49 12.18 11.57
Tennessee 9.9 9.61 10.01 10.22 10.25 10.37 10.45 10.54 10.56 10.63 10.25
Texas 10.95 11.06 11.25 11.28 11.11 11.1 10.86 10.94 11.13 11 11.06
Utah 10.54 10.61 10.67 10.71 11.01 11.51 11.72 11.89 11.28 10.69 11.06
Vermont 16.62 16.89 17.11 17.52 17.79 17.57 17.29 17.27 17.53 17.78 17.33
Virginia 10.66 10.89 11.18 12 12.03 12.24 11.71 11.74 11.72 11.25 11.54
Washington 9.07 9.21 9.22 9.33 9.54 9.58 9.60 9.57 9.64 9.58 9.43
West Virginia 10.68 10.68 11 11.29 11.41 11.16 11.19 11.57 11.59 11.89 11.24
Wisconsin 13.77 14.09 14.23 14.45 14.98 14.95 14.55 14.33 14.77 14.76 14.48
Wyoming 10.44 10.59 10.85 10.99 11.53 11.81 11.88 11.75 11.8 11.56 11.32

Commercial Electricity

The average business consumes 6x more electricity than homes.  The average business consumers roughly 6,000 kWh a month, making the average electric bill for businesses around $600.  Using Texas as an example again, on average a company in Texas paid an electricity price of 7.77/kWh in October.  This makes the average commercial electric bill in Texas about $466.

Of course, commercial electric bills vary wildly from industry to industry and business to business, much more so than with homes.  Business haver much larger variations of scale, size, and needs of commercial buildings and operations.

Here are current kWh prices for businesses:

STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Average
Alabama 10.9 10.95 10.91 11.04 11.02 11.16 11.11 11.03 11.04 11.49 11.12
Alaska 17.6 17.64 17.66 18.35 18.39 18.63 18.61 18.7 18.29 18.31  18.21
Arizona 9.59 9.87 9.75 10.08 11.07 11.2 11.24 11.1 11.02 10.63 10.55
Arkansas 7.85 7.97 7.96 7.99 8.2 8.47 8.24 8.28 8.33 8.09 8.13
California 13.73 13.81 13.83 13.76 14.58 16.06 16.94 17.01 16.8 15.86 15.23
Colorado 8.44 8.77 8.99 9.48 9.55 10.25 10.01 10.2 10.4 9.99 9.6
Connecticut 15.34 16.14 16.11 15.72 15.86 16.01 15.53 15.36 15.61 15.93 15.76
Delaware 10.08 10.66 10.51 10.15 10.63 9.99 9.44 9.87 9.65 10.83 10.18
DC 11.64 12.43 11.58 11.88 11.66 11.58 11.3 11.47 11.47 12.05 11.7
Florida 9.58 9.64 9.2 9 8.91 8.92 8.87 9.05 9.06 9.14 9.13
Georgia 9.65 9.47 9.32 9.49 9.64 9.93 10 9.7 9.67 9.6 9.64
Hawaii 24.74 23.68 23.99 23.31 23.59 24.69 24.8 25.01 25.25 24.90 24.39
Idaho 7.44 7.59 7.66 7.69 7.75 8.3 8.12 8.02 7.7 7.84 7.81
Illinois 8.38 8.48 8.65 8.67 9.02 5.72 8.98 8.88 8.86 8.89 8.45
Indiana 9.23 9.41 9.59 9.75 9.57 9.56 9.55 8.74 9.94 10.05 9.53
Iowa 8.21 8.56 8.45 8.67 9.44 10.68 10.97 11.24 9.9 8.76 9.48
Kansas 9.93 10.25 10.37 10.28 10.44 10.58 10.42 10.41 10.14 10.33 10.31
Kentucky 9.09 9.31 9.39 9.45 9.4 9.47 9.29 9.21 9.41 9.53 9.35
Louisiana 8.38 8.42 8.9 8.6 8.43 8.11 8.14 8.51 8.57 8.45 8.45
Maine 12.2 12.32 12.26 11.39 12.26 11.64 11.85 12.33 12.07 12.44 12.11
Maryland 10.94 10.96 10.96 11.01 11.16 11.05 10.74 10.75 10.85 11.21 10.96
Massachusetts 15.4 15.99 15.56 15.56 14.85 15.33 15.74 15.7 16.12 15.42 15.56
Michigan 10.22 10.59 10.39 10.42 10.71 10.66 10.67 10.74 10.84 10.89 10.61
Minnesota 9.5 9.51 9.46 9.78 9.95 9.87 10.1 10.16 10.82 9.91 9.9
Mississippi 10.05 9.82 9.79 9.38 9.31 9.52 9.25 9.3 9.32 9.82 9.55
Missouri 7.83 8.13 8.13 8.22 9.35 10.66 10.38 10.52 9.18 8.37 9.07
Montana 9.51 9.87 10.24 10.27 10.44 10.5 10.32 10.16 10.34 10.31 10.19
Nebraska 8.48 8.56 8.63 8.66 8.79 9.56 9.56 9.53 9.44 8.6 8.98
Nevada 8.15 8.67 8.3 8.04 8.05 7.92 7.71 7.98 8.12 7.98 8.09
New Hampshire 14.58 14.78 14.57 14.49 14.43 14.03 13.99 14.3 14.41 14.57 14.41
New Jersey 11.87 11.84 12.07 12.02 12.42 13.4 13.11 13.19 12.9 11.85 12.46
New Mexico 9.54 9.37 9.36 8.99 9.25 10.12 10.45 10.64 10.57 10.01 9.83
New York 13.13 13.35 13.58 13.79 13.59 15.12 15.69 15.57 15.79 14.87 14.44
North Carolina 8.58 8.7 8.52 8.49 8.56 8.63 8.98 8.88 8.75 8.81 8.69
North Dakota 8.44 8.96 8.92 9.31 9.13 9.3 9.36 9.57 9.85 9.28 9.21
Ohio 9.59 9.84 9.84 9.93 10.01 9.83 9.63 9.78 10 10.12 9.85
Oklahoma 6.84 6.96 6.72 6.85 7.21 7.8 8.01 8.16 8.29 7.93 7.47
Oregon 8.67 8.88 8.87 8.87 8.92 8.79 8.83 8.87 8.91 9.01 8.86
Pennsylvania 9.43 9.58 9.45 9.52 9.34 9.12 9.04 9.08 9.08 9.22 9.28
Rhode Island 15.76 16.08 15.56 15.13 14.37 14.47 14.19 14.63 14.7 14.4 14.95
South Carolina 9.89 10.09 9.9 9.78 9.85 10.58 10.46 10.36 10.32 9.78 10.1
South Dakota 8.75 8.9 9.22 9.33 9.55 9.7 9.92 9.57 10.01 9.62 9.45
Tennessee 9.78 9.77 9.92 9.64 9.56 10.1 10.24 10.26 10.35 10.12 9.98
Texas 7.6 7.62 7.55 7.37 7.73 7.8 7.65 7.65 7.73 7.77 7.64
Utah 8.19 8.29 8.25 8.49 9.32 9.78 9.13 9.18 9.55 8.94 8.91
Vermont 14.21 14.3 14.39 14.49 14.82 14.58 14.6 13.97 14.66 14.81 14.48
Virginia 8.19 8.15 8.09 8.16 8.19 8.29 7.86 7.85 7.81 7.63 8.02
Washington 8.29 8.53 8.48 8.3 8.22 8.34 8.34 8.27 8.34 8.54 8.36
West Virginia 9.06 9.47 9.55 9.49 9.35 9.2 9.06 9.2 9.3 9.61 9.32
Wisconsin 10.71 10.81 10.81 10.86 11.08 11.48 11.35 11.08 10.9 10.81 10.98
Wyoming 9.12 9.14 9.39 9.42 9.77 9.76 9.49 9.45 9.72 9.41 9.47

Oklahoma has the cheapest business electricity, averaging around 6.8 cents per kWh.

Outside of Alaska and Hawaii, many states in the Northeast US are vying for the title of most expensive commercial electricity.  States like Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York are well over 10 cents per kWh.

What determines the cost of electricity?

There are several primary factors that determine how much you pay for electricity:

  • What time you use it (some companies charge less during off peak hours)
  • What month you use it (summer rates are higher than winter rates)
  • Where you live (region, regulated vs. deregulated, etc)
  • How much you use (consumption)
  • Your provider (each utility/provider charges different rates)

Ultimately, if you’re in a deregulated market in the United States you can shop around for electricity rates and choose the kWh you pay.  If you live in a regulated area, this option is unavailable to you.

Last updated May 23, 2017