Electricity Rates

Electricity Rates by StateLooking for current electricity rates?  Are you trying to find the best electric rate for your home or business?  If so, enter your zip code into the form above to see rates/plans in your area.  If you’d like, you can then signup for the plan you like instantly.

There are two ways we offer electricity rates.

First, the table 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.  It’s compiled from data by the Energy Information Administration.

Historical Data – Electricity Rates (2013 and 2014)

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.

Current Residential and Business Electricity Rates (2015)

Secondly, we offer current electricity 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 for electricity, compare rates and plans, and switch electricity providers if they find a better rate/plan with another provider.  That’s what ElectricChoice.com does — we allow consumers, both residential and commercial, to shop and sign up for electricity in deregulated states.

Deregulated states are in green:

Regulated
Deregulated
Pending

Do you live in a deregulated state and/or want to see current electric 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.