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 15.45 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • Hawaii has the highest average electricity rate of 44.28 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • Nebraska has the lowest average electricity rate of 9.85 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
Nebraska
9.85¢
10.58¢
North Dakota
9.88¢
10.23¢
Idaho
10.79¢
11.6¢
Missouri
10.82¢
11.52¢
Louisiana
10.82¢
11.4¢
Utah
10.85¢
10.86¢
Wyoming
10.86¢
11.21¢
Washington
11.09¢
11¢
Oklahoma
11.16¢
10.99¢
South Dakota
11.18¢
11.69¢
Arkansas
11.24¢
11.61¢
Iowa
11.85¢
11.88¢
Montana
11.98¢
12.61¢
Tennessee
12.05¢
12.18¢
Kentucky
12.27¢
12.21¢
Georgia
12.34¢
12.79¢
Mississippi
12.72¢
13.25¢
Kansas
13.04¢
12.96¢
North Carolina
13.07¢
13.22¢
Virginia
13.5¢
13.61¢
South Carolina
13.54¢
13.61¢
West Virginia
13.64¢
13.37¢
Indiana
13.75¢
14.58¢
New Mexico
13.76¢
13.65¢
Oregon
13.84¢
12.56¢
Minnesota
14.04¢
13.94¢
Arizona
14.11¢
14.41¢
Texas
14.25¢
14.58¢
Colorado
14.26¢
14.15¢
Alabama
14.4¢
14.13¢
Florida
14.79¢
15.26¢
Illinois
14.93¢
14.98¢
Delaware
15.53¢
16.32¢
Ohio
15.58¢
15.69¢
Nevada
16.38¢
15.55¢
Wisconsin
16.46¢
16.48¢
District of Columbia
16.83¢
17.75¢
Pennsylvania
17.39¢
17.53¢
Maryland
17.48¢
17.46¢
New Jersey
17.9¢
17.59¢
Michigan
18.34¢
18.55¢
Vermont
20.98¢
21.09¢
New York
23.44¢
22.52¢
Alaska
23.78¢
24.7¢
New Hampshire
25.07¢
24.98¢
Maine
25.89¢
28.04¢
Connecticut
27.4¢
26.86¢
Massachusetts
28.34¢
28.85¢
California
29.49¢
29.11¢
Rhode Island
31.22¢
30.88¢
Hawaii
44.28¢
41.6¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.8¢
7.14¢
Utah
8.04¢
7.91¢
Idaho
8.64¢
8.93¢
Missouri
8.82¢
9.22¢
Nebraska
8.94¢
8.97¢
Texas
9.02¢
8.85¢
Louisiana
9.48¢
9.64¢
Wyoming
9.52¢
9.67¢
Oklahoma
9.53¢
8.5¢
Virginia
9.62¢
8.88¢
South Dakota
9.71¢
9.87¢
Iowa
9.73¢
9.3¢
Arkansas
10.26¢
10.14¢
North Carolina
10.27¢
10.58¢
Kansas
10.5¢
10.51¢
Ohio
10.51¢
10.53¢
Washington
10.52¢
10.14¢
New Mexico
10.54¢
10.39¢
West Virginia
10.74¢
10.94¢
South Carolina
10.79¢
9.84¢
Pennsylvania
10.84¢
11.05¢
Colorado
10.84¢
10.9¢
Mississippi
11.13¢
10.97¢
Nevada
11.15¢
10.96¢
Oregon
11.2¢
10.08¢
Illinois
11.36¢
10.84¢
Arizona
11.46¢
11.54¢
Minnesota
11.51¢
11.42¢
Kentucky
11.59¢
11.65¢
Montana
11.62¢
12.13¢
Florida
11.83¢
11.9¢
Delaware
11.88¢
12.45¢
Georgia
11.96¢
11.31¢
Tennessee
11.99¢
11.71¢
Wisconsin
12.39¢
12.43¢
Indiana
12.46¢
12.57¢
Maryland
13.07¢
12.89¢
New Jersey
13.23¢
13.71¢
Alabama
13.66¢
13.26¢
Michigan
13.7¢
13.18¢
District of Columbia
17.19¢
17.64¢
New York
18.07¢
16.66¢
Vermont
18.35¢
18.54¢
Maine
19.34¢
19.09¢
New Hampshire
20.3¢
19.51¢
Connecticut
20.56¢
19.62¢
Rhode Island
21.2¢
19.91¢
Alaska
21.31¢
21.98¢
Massachusetts
21.32¢
19.74¢
California
22.93¢
22.69¢
Hawaii
42.2¢
39.33¢

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
Nebraska
9.85¢
10.58¢
North Dakota
9.88¢
10.23¢
Idaho
10.79¢
11.6¢
Missouri
10.82¢
11.52¢
Louisiana
10.82¢
11.4¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
North Dakota
7.8¢
7.14¢
Utah
8.04¢
7.91¢
Idaho
8.64¢
8.93¢
Missouri
8.82¢
9.22¢
Nebraska
8.94¢
8.97¢

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
44.28¢
41.6¢
Rhode Island
31.22¢
30.88¢
California
29.49¢
29.11¢
Massachusetts
28.34¢
28.85¢
Connecticut
27.4¢
26.86¢

Business:

State
Current Month
Previous Month
Hawaii
42.2¢
39.33¢
California
22.93¢
22.69¢
Massachusetts
21.32¢
19.74¢
Alaska
21.31¢
21.98¢
Rhode Island
21.2¢
19.91¢

How Do Metro Areas Compare

Metroplex
Current Month
Previous Month
St. Louis
12.70¢
12.60¢
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
13.50¢
13.50¢
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell
14.60¢
14.50¢
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
14.80¢
14.80¢
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
15.60¢
15.60¢
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
15.60¢
15.60¢
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
15.70¢
15.70¢
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
17.30¢
17.00¢
Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington
17.70¢
17.40¢
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
17.80¢
17.80¢
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
18.00¢
18.00¢
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
18.20¢
18.20¢
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
18.40¢
16.80¢
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
20.10¢
20.00¢
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
20.40¢
20.80¢
Urban Alaska
22.60¢
22.60¢
New York-Newark-Jersey City
25.50¢
26.50¢
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
28.10¢
28.00¢
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
28.50¢
28.50¢
Boston-Cambridge-Newton
29.10¢
29.70¢
San Diego-Carlsbad
40.10¢
40.10¢
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
41.20¢
41.20¢
Urban Hawaii
42.30¢
42.80¢

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.