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Average Residential Electric Rates by State, March 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1179

Kentucky

$0.1072

North Dakota

$0.0914

Alaska

$0.1903

Louisiana

$0.1012

Ohio

$0.1240

Arizona

$0.1197

Maine

$0.1538

Oklahoma

$0.1105

Arkansas

$0.0975

Maryland

$0.1408

Oregon

$0.1037

California

$0.1017

Massachusetts

$0.1819

Pennsylvania

$0.1312

Colorado

$0.1219

Michigan

$0.1462

Rhode Island

$0.1826

Connecticut

$0.1987

Minnesota

$0.1197

South Carolina

$0.1252

Delaware

$0.1333

Mississippi

$0.1187

South Dakota

$0.1026

D.C.

$0.1316

Missouri

$0.1055

Tennessee

$0.1081

Florida

$0.1176

Montana

$0.0998

Texas

$0.1207

Georgia

$0.1149

Nebraska

$0.1014

Utah

$0.1020

Hawaii

$0.3808

Nevada

$0.1357

Vermont

$0.1807

Idaho

$0.0955

New Hampshire

$0.1754

Virginia

$0.1108

Illinois

$0.1177

New Jersey

$0.1572

Washington

$0.0875

Indiana

$0.1190

New Mexico

$0.1182

West Virginia

$0.0956

Iowa

$0.1171

New York

$0.1956

Wisconsin

$0.1377

Kansas

$0.1262

North Carolina

$0.1184

Wyoming

$0.1024





U.S. Total

$0.1231

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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