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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

$0.1108

Kentucky

$0.0981

North Dakota

$0.0834

Alaska

$0.1845

Louisiana

$0.0917

Ohio

$0.1232

Arizona

$0.1092

Maine

$0.1571

Oklahoma

$0.0891

Arkansas

$0.0907

Maryland

$0.1351

Oregon

$0.1029

California

$0.1708

Massachusetts

$0.1966

Pennsylvania

$0.1301

Colorado

$0.1144

Michigan

$0.1395

Rhode Island

$0.1703

Connecticut

$0.1969

Minnesota

$0.1149

South Carolina

$0.1182

Delaware

$0.1311

Mississippi

$0.1130

South Dakota

$0.1003

D.C.

$0.1207

Missouri

$0.0937

Tennessee

$0.1006

Florida

$0.1192

Montana

$0.0973

Texas

$0.1176

Georgia

$0.1040

Nebraska

$0.0931

Utah

$0.1034

Hawaii

$0.3459

Nevada

$0.1295

Vermont

$0.1669

Idaho

$0.0941

New Hampshire

$0.1852

Virginia

$0.1097

Illinois

$0.1131

New Jersey

$0.1556

Washington

$0.0822

Indiana

$0.1107

New Mexico

$0.1158

West Virginia

$0.0908

Iowa

$0.1012

New York

$0.1926

Wisconsin

$0.1341

Kansas

$0.1134

North Carolina

$0.1048

Wyoming

$0.1049





U.S. Total

$0.1215







Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov

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