Current and Historical Electricity Rate Data to Help You Understand Trends in Electricity Pricing Nationwide
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.
Hover over a state to see the average rate and percent change in energy pricing.
This chart shows the average kWh price for each state. Rates updated daily.
This chart shows the states with the lowest average kWh price. Rates updated daily.
This chart shows the states with the highest average kWh price. Rates updated daily.
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.
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.