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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.

Residential Electric Rates by State


























Sample Electric Bill

Sample Electric Bill

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.

Average Residential Electric Rates by State, November 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1112

Kentucky

$0.1008

North Dakota

$0.0874

Alaska

$0.1947

Louisiana

$0.0883

Ohio

$0.1279

Arizona

$0.1117

Maine

$0.1582

Oklahoma

$0.0963

Arkansas

$0.0969

Maryland

$0.1318

Oregon

$0.1056

California

$0.1705

Massachusetts

$0.1757

Pennsylvania

$0.1318

Colorado

$0.1161

Michigan

$0.1440

Rhode Island

$0.1669

Connecticut

$0.1987

Minnesota

$0.1183

South Carolina

$0.1235

Delaware

$0.1405

Mississippi

$0.1171

South Dakota

$0.1046

D.C.

$0.1275

Missouri

$0.1003

Tennessee

$0.1019

Florida

$0.1220

Montana

$0.1032

Texas

$0.1194

Georgia

$0.1065

Nebraska

$0.1012

Utah

$0.1072

Hawaii

$0.3506

Nevada

$0.1362

Vermont

$0.1711

Idaho

$0.0982

New Hampshire

$0.1822

Virginia

$0.1154

Illinois

$0.1204

New Jersey

$0.1560

Washington

$0.0866

Indiana

$0.1146

New Mexico

$0.1160

West Virginia

$0.0932

Iowa

$0.1052

New York

$0.1946

Wisconsin

$0.1379

Kansas

$0.1221

North Carolina

$0.1065

Wyoming

$0.1066





U.S. Total

$0.1246

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov

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