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 15.73 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • Hawaii has the highest average electricity rate of 41.6 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • North Dakota has the lowest average electricity rate of 10.23 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 States

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

Residential:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
10.23¢
10.73¢
Nebraska
10.58¢
11.36¢
Utah
10.86¢
11.03¢
Oklahoma
10.99¢
12.08¢
Washington
11¢
11.08¢
Wyoming
11.21¢
11.56¢
Louisiana
11.4¢
11.37¢
Missouri
11.52¢
12.19¢
Idaho
11.6¢
11.55¢
Arkansas
11.61¢
12.11¢
South Dakota
11.69¢
12.12¢
Iowa
11.88¢
12.81¢
Tennessee
12.18¢
12.68¢
Kentucky
12.21¢
13.13¢
Oregon
12.56¢
12.94¢
Montana
12.61¢
12.61¢
Georgia
12.79¢
13.18¢
Kansas
12.96¢
13.26¢
North Carolina
13.22¢
13.63¢
Mississippi
13.25¢
13.65¢
West Virginia
13.37¢
14.44¢
Virginia
13.61¢
13.99¢
South Carolina
13.61¢
14.11¢
New Mexico
13.65¢
14.52¢
Minnesota
13.94¢
14.36¢
Alabama
14.13¢
14.89¢
Colorado
14.15¢
14.61¢
Arizona
14.41¢
14.53¢
Texas
14.58¢
14.6¢
Indiana
14.58¢
14.64¢
Illinois
14.98¢
15.79¢
Florida
15.26¢
15.38¢
Nevada
15.55¢
17.11¢
Ohio
15.69¢
15.76¢
Delaware
16.32¢
17.23¢
Wisconsin
16.48¢
16.75¢
Maryland
17.46¢
17.38¢
Pennsylvania
17.53¢
18.12¢
New Jersey
17.59¢
17.53¢
District of Columbia
17.75¢
16.93¢
Michigan
18.55¢
18.44¢
Vermont
21.09¢
21.57¢
New York
22.52¢
22.95¢
Alaska
24.7¢
24.08¢
New Hampshire
24.98¢
25.85¢
Connecticut
26.86¢
26.95¢
Maine
28.04¢
28.51¢
Massachusetts
28.85¢
28.31¢
California
29.11¢
29.41¢
Rhode Island
30.88¢
31.23¢
Hawaii
41.6¢
43.53¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.14¢
7.33¢
Utah
7.91¢
8.4¢
Oklahoma
8.5¢
Texas
8.85¢
8.95¢
Virginia
8.88¢
9.06¢
Idaho
8.93¢
9.01¢
Nebraska
8.97¢
9.08¢
Missouri
9.22¢
9.35¢
Iowa
9.3¢
9.74¢
Louisiana
9.64¢
10.5¢
Wyoming
9.67¢
10.09¢
South Carolina
9.84¢
10.87¢
South Dakota
9.87¢
9.92¢
Oregon
10.08¢
10.54¢
Washington
10.14¢
10.27¢
Arkansas
10.14¢
10.21¢
New Mexico
10.39¢
11.23¢
Kansas
10.51¢
10.59¢
Ohio
10.53¢
11.12¢
North Carolina
10.58¢
9.69¢
Illinois
10.84¢
11.16¢
Colorado
10.9¢
11.49¢
West Virginia
10.94¢
11.66¢
Nevada
10.96¢
11.28¢
Mississippi
10.97¢
12.21¢
Pennsylvania
11.05¢
11.28¢
Georgia
11.31¢
11.51¢
Minnesota
11.42¢
11.83¢
Arizona
11.54¢
11.56¢
Kentucky
11.65¢
10.8¢
Tennessee
11.71¢
11.81¢
Florida
11.9¢
11.84¢
Montana
12.13¢
12.26¢
Wisconsin
12.43¢
12.52¢
Delaware
12.45¢
12.31¢
Indiana
12.57¢
12.18¢
Maryland
12.89¢
12.48¢
Michigan
13.18¢
13.57¢
Alabama
13.26¢
13.52¢
New Jersey
13.71¢
13.78¢
New York
16.66¢
18.19¢
District of Columbia
17.64¢
16.47¢
Vermont
18.54¢
18.43¢
Maine
19.09¢
18.19¢
New Hampshire
19.51¢
19.44¢
Connecticut
19.62¢
19.32¢
Massachusetts
19.74¢
19.33¢
Rhode Island
19.91¢
19.31¢
Alaska
21.98¢
20.58¢
California
22.69¢
23.14¢
Hawaii
39.33¢
40.63¢

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
10.23¢
10.73¢
Nebraska
10.58¢
11.36¢
Utah
10.86¢
11.03¢
Oklahoma
10.99¢
12.08¢
Washington
11¢
11.08¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.14¢
7.33¢
Utah
7.91¢
8.4¢
Oklahoma
8.5¢
Texas
8.85¢
8.95¢
Virginia
8.88¢
9.06¢

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
41.6¢
43.53¢
Rhode Island
30.88¢
31.23¢
California
29.11¢
29.41¢
Massachusetts
28.85¢
28.31¢
Maine
28.04¢
28.51¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
Hawaii
39.33¢
40.63¢
California
22.69¢
23.14¢
Alaska
21.98¢
20.58¢
Rhode Island
19.91¢
19.31¢
Massachusetts
19.74¢
19.33¢

How Do Metro Areas Compare

Metroplex
Current Month
Previous Month
St. Louis
12.60¢
12.60¢
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
13.50¢
12.70¢
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell
14.50¢
14.30¢
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
14.80¢
14.90¢
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
15.60¢
15.70¢
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
15.60¢
15.10¢
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
15.70¢
15.80¢
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
17.00¢
16.10¢
Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington
17.40¢
17.00¢
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
17.80¢
17.80¢
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
18.00¢
18.30¢
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
18.20¢
18.20¢
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
18.40¢
16.80¢
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
20.00¢
19.00¢
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
20.80¢
19.50¢
Urban Alaska
22.60¢
21.00¢
New York-Newark-Jersey City
26.50¢
24.10¢
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
28.00¢
27.90¢
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
28.50¢
28.80¢
Boston-Cambridge-Newton
29.70¢
28.50¢
San Diego-Carlsbad
40.10¢
47.70¢
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
41.20¢
35.00¢
Urban Hawaii
42.80¢
42.00¢

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.