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Average Residential Electric Rates by State, July 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1188

Kentucky

$0.1035

North Dakota

$0.1096

Alaska

$0.2059

Louisiana

$0.1010

Ohio

$0.1344

Arizona

$0.1253

Maine

$0.1531

Oklahoma

$0.1050

Arkansas

$0.1017

Maryland

$0.1377

Oregon

$0.1083

California

$0.1767

Massachusetts

$0.1627

Pennsylvania

$0.1396

Colorado

$0.1309

Michigan

$0.1511

Rhode Island

$0.1585

Connecticut

$0.1945

Minnesota

$0.1306

South Carolina

$0.1255

Delaware

$0.1363

Mississippi

$0.1163

South Dakota

$0.1158

D.C.

$0.1217

Missouri

$0.1234

Tennessee

$0.1076

Florida

$0.1196

Montana

$0.1082

Texas

$0.1200

Georgia

$0.1255

Nebraska

$0.1225

Utah

$0.1161

Hawaii

$0.3842

Nevada

$0.1265

Vermont

$0.1793

Idaho

$0.1063

New Hampshire

$0.1723

Virginia

$0.1198

Illinois

$0.1162

New Jersey

$0.1652

Washington

$0.0896

Indiana

$0.1167

New Mexico

$0.1363

West Virginia

$0.0938

Iowa

$0.1270

New York

$0.2031

Wisconsin

$0.1453

Kansas

$0.1274

North Carolina

$0.1129

Wyoming

$0.1127





U.S. Total

$0.1305

Residential Electric Rates by State

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How do I determine my electric rate?

Your electric bill is calculated by your energy usage (total watts used) multiplied by the electric rate for your home or business.

Energy usage is measured in kilowatt hours (KWH). A kilowatt equals 1000 watts. A kilowatt hour equals 1000 watts for 1 hour.

Using 1 KWH of power at a rate of $0.12 per KWH costs $0.12.

Using 10 KWH of power at a rate of $0.12 per KWH costs $1.12.

How to Calculate the Electric Rate from Your Bill

Calculating the electric rate from your bill can be a little tricky. There are usually categories of charges and credits to determine your electric rate.

In the example below, add the amounts in the “rate” column, but subtracting the “deferred energy adjustment” credit amount. The electric rate for this bill is $.12047. Note the service charges are flat rates and are not affected by your energy usage. These charges are not included in your electric rate.

It is common for electric rates to change slightly over a short period of time. When using the energy usage calculators, calculate your exact rate for a given month, or use the “Average Electric Rate by State” chart below.

Sample Electric Bill

Sample Electric Bill

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov

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