Electricity Rates for Every State in The U.S.

Current and Historical Electricity Rate Data to Help You Understand Trends in Electricity Pricing Nationwide

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Electricity Rates By State (Updated Daily) 

Electricity prices vary in each state. We have compiled years of data to find pricing trends around the country. You can see data for all 50 states below, but deregulated states are labeled in each chart/graph.

  • The Average Electricity Rate in the U.S. is 16.68 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • Hawaii has the highest average electricity rate of 45.25 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • North Dakota has the lowest average electricity rate of 10.44 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Electricity Cost per kWh By State Map

Hover over a state to see the average rate and percent change in energy pricing. 

Average Electricity Rate in Each State

This chart shows the average kWh price for each state. Rates updated daily.

Residential:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
10.44¢
10.5¢
Utah
11¢
10.99¢
Idaho
11.07¢
11.26¢
Nebraska
11.61¢
10.72¢
Wyoming
11.68¢
11.47¢
Washington
11.72¢
11.4¢
Oklahoma
11.83¢
11.3¢
Montana
12.22¢
11.96¢
South Dakota
12.31¢
11.79¢
Louisiana
12.38¢
11.25¢
Missouri
12.56¢
11.43¢
Iowa
12.85¢
12.15¢
Arkansas
12.88¢
11.89¢
Kentucky
13.01¢
12.48¢
Tennessee
13.17¢
11.98¢
Georgia
13.57¢
12.95¢
Mississippi
14.24¢
13.19¢
Kansas
14.24¢
13.74¢
Oregon
14.32¢
14.23¢
New Mexico
14.49¢
14.14¢
Indiana
14.53¢
14.11¢
Colorado
14.64¢
14.47¢
Minnesota
14.69¢
14.36¢
Florida
14.69¢
15.28¢
Virginia
14.72¢
13.97¢
South Carolina
14.88¢
14.21¢
Texas
14.92¢
14.31¢
Arizona
14.95¢
14.46¢
West Virginia
15.31¢
13.98¢
North Carolina
15.6¢
15.1¢
Alabama
15.87¢
14.98¢
Illinois
16.1¢
15.72¢
Ohio
16.28¢
15.77¢
Delaware
16.6¢
15.73¢
Nevada
16.82¢
16.69¢
Wisconsin
16.96¢
16.93¢
Pennsylvania
17.6¢
17.02¢
District of Columbia
17.65¢
17.1¢
New Jersey
18.04¢
17.69¢
Maryland
18.09¢
17.6¢
Michigan
18.7¢
18.57¢
Vermont
21.72¢
21.22¢
Maine
22.25¢
24.95¢
New Hampshire
22.43¢
23.76¢
New York
23.64¢
24.23¢
Alaska
24.71¢
22.88¢
Connecticut
29.12¢
29.52¢
Massachusetts
29.66¢
29.25¢
Rhode Island
30.26¢
30.97¢
California
32.47¢
31.23¢
Hawaii
45.25¢
43.93¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.38¢
7.95¢
Oklahoma
7.69¢
8.19¢
Utah
8.24¢
8.11¢
Texas
8.78¢
8.67¢
Virginia
9.07¢
9.04¢
Idaho
9.16¢
9.14¢
Nebraska
9.38¢
9.22¢
Wyoming
9.53¢
9.67¢
Iowa
9.53¢
9.46¢
Missouri
9.78¢
9.33¢
New Mexico
10.37¢
10.5¢
South Dakota
10.44¢
10.08¢
South Carolina
10.57¢
10.65¢
Washington
10.63¢
10.74¢
Arkansas
10.68¢
10.52¢
North Carolina
10.78¢
11.36¢
Nevada
10.9¢
11.15¢
Colorado
11.08¢
11.02¢
Illinois
11.09¢
11.66¢
Georgia
11.11¢
11.03¢
Kansas
11.15¢
11.03¢
Ohio
11.33¢
11.2¢
Louisiana
11.43¢
10.72¢
Florida
11.5¢
12.17¢
Pennsylvania
11.54¢
11.15¢
Montana
11.65¢
11.46¢
Oregon
11.69¢
11.59¢
Arizona
11.77¢
11.5¢
West Virginia
11.78¢
11.77¢
Minnesota
11.83¢
11.68¢
Delaware
11.92¢
12.13¢
Kentucky
11.94¢
12.1¢
Mississippi
12.5¢
12.6¢
Wisconsin
12.54¢
12.63¢
Tennessee
12.6¢
11.87¢
Maryland
12.65¢
12.91¢
Indiana
12.86¢
12.52¢
Michigan
13.8¢
13.73¢
Alabama
13.89¢
13.58¢
New Jersey
14.05¢
13.75¢
District of Columbia
16.99¢
17.58¢
New York
17.46¢
18.58¢
Maine
18.34¢
18.92¢
Vermont
18.87¢
18.29¢
Rhode Island
19.07¢
20.9¢
New Hampshire
19.21¢
20.23¢
Connecticut
20.4¢
20.85¢
Massachusetts
20.78¢
21.37¢
Alaska
21.3¢
21.13¢
California
23.7¢
23.61¢
Hawaii
40.8¢
40.82¢

States with the Cheapest Electricity Rates per kWh

This chart shows the states with the lowest average kWh price. Rates updated daily.

Residential:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
10.44¢
10.5¢
Utah
11¢
10.99¢
Idaho
11.07¢
11.26¢
Nebraska
11.61¢
10.72¢
Wyoming
11.68¢
11.47¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.38¢
7.95¢
Oklahoma
7.69¢
8.19¢
Utah
8.24¢
8.11¢
Texas
8.78¢
8.67¢
Virginia
9.07¢
9.04¢

States with the Most Expensive Electricity Rates per kWh

This chart shows the states with the highest average kWh price. Rates updated daily.

Residential:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
Hawaii
45.25¢
43.93¢
California
32.47¢
31.23¢
Rhode Island
30.26¢
30.97¢
Massachusetts
29.66¢
29.25¢
Connecticut
29.12¢
29.52¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
Hawaii
40.8¢
40.82¢
California
23.7¢
23.61¢
Alaska
21.3¢
21.13¢
Massachusetts
20.78¢
21.37¢
Connecticut
20.4¢
20.85¢

How Do Metro Areas Compare

Metroplex
Current Month
Previous Month
St. Louis
12.90¢
12.90¢
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
13.70¢
13.50¢
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell
14.60¢
14.60¢
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
14.90¢
15.70¢
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
15.40¢
15.30¢
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
15.90¢
16.00¢
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
16.10¢
16.40¢
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
16.10¢
16.10¢
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
17.60¢
17.60¢
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
17.70¢
17.50¢
Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington
18.00¢
18.00¢
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
18.30¢
18.20¢
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
18.40¢
16.80¢
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
20.30¢
20.40¢
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
20.50¢
20.60¢
Urban Alaska
23.00¢
22.60¢
New York-Newark-Jersey City
25.90¢
26.60¢
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
28.50¢
28.90¢
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
28.70¢
29.10¢
Boston-Cambridge-Newton
29.70¢
29.70¢
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
41.30¢
41.30¢
San Diego-Carlsbad
41.80¢
42.40¢
Urban Hawaii
41.90¢
41.80¢

Why Do Electric Rates Vary by State? 

There are several factors that affect electricity rates in your state, some factors you have some control over, like load factor, and some you don’t like the types of energy generation in your state. 

Your best option is to understand how you can control your electricity pricing, a few small changes in your habits can make a big impact on what rates are available for you. 

  • What time of day you use energy: Energy suppliers use complicated models to forecast demand throughout the day. If you’re using more energy at a time when demand is high than you the electricity you use cost the supplier more, in turn you will have a higher rate when you renew.
  • Time of year: In Southern states, summer rates can be higher than winter rates due to higher energy demand for cooling system, vice versa for heating in cold northern states.
  • Where you live: Energy rates vary from state to state and even among utility areas in the same state, regardless of whether the state has energy choice. There is a long complicated list of reasons why, but the simple answer is supply and demand. Some areas have more generation (more supply) and less demand, so rates are lower.

Regulated vs Deregulated States

Regulated states have a lower average rate overall vs those with energy choice.

Isn't energy deregulation supposed to lower prices? Yes, but there are a lot of variables at work here. So don't fret - deregulation doesn't always mean a higher rate.

For example, Texas (a deregulated state) traditionally has some of the lowest rates in the country.

The Northeast has some of the highest rates in the country, before deregulation and after. These are high population density states, with high demand, and high cost of living. The lower rates in the central states (regulated) also have a smaller demand, cost of living, etc.

The most important takeaway from this data is simple. If you live in a state with energy choice (deregulated) you can lower your electric bill by shopping suppliers and rates to make select the plan that works for you. Create a free, personalized energy account in seconds.