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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, April 2015

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

Alabama

$0.1230

Kentucky

$0.1056

North Dakota

$0.1024

Alaska

$0.1962

Louisiana

$0.0922

Ohio

$0.1257

Arizona

$0.1226

Maine

$0.1631

Oklahoma

$0.1117

Arkansas

$0.1010

Maryland

$0.1375

Oregon

$0.1065

California

$0.1246

Massachusetts

$0.2165

Pennsylvania

$0.1353

Colorado

$0.1199

Michigan

$0.1407

Rhode Island

$0.2107

Connecticut

$0.2222

Minnesota

$0.1223

South Carolina

$0.1310

Delaware

$0.1375

Mississippi

$0.1212

South Dakota

$0.1093

D.C.

$0.1312

Missouri

$0.1078

Tennessee

$0.1061

Florida

$0.1170

Montana

$0.1092

Texas

$0.1218

Georgia

$0.1125

Nebraska

$0.1063

Utah

$0.1058

Hawaii

$0.3054

Nevada

$0.1349

Vermont

$0.1725

Idaho

$0.0979

New Hampshire

$0.1972

Virginia

$0.1141

Illinois

$0.1338

New Jersey

$0.1588

Washington

$0.0882

Indiana

$0.1189

New Mexico

$0.1238

West Virginia

$0.1013

Iowa

$0.1194

New York

$0.1777

Wisconsin

$0.1451

Kansas

$0.1304

North Carolina

$0.1211

Wyoming

$0.1089





U.S. Total

$0.1264

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov