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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, May 2015

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

Alabama

$0.1219

Kentucky

$0.1025

North Dakota

$0.1048

Alaska

$0.2026

Louisiana

$0.0968

Ohio

$0.1292

Arizona

$0.1269

Maine

$0.1576

Oklahoma

$0.1103

Arkansas

$0.1027

Maryland

$0.1363

Oregon

$0.1081

California

$0.1735

Massachusetts

$0.2071

Pennsylvania

$0.1403

Colorado

$0.1196

Michigan

$0.1423

Rhode Island

$0.1864

Connecticut

$0.2300

Minnesota

$0.1266

South Carolina

$0.1269

Delaware

$0.1445

Mississippi

$0.1220

South Dakota

$0.1128

D.C.

$0.1312

Missouri

$0.1186

Tennessee

$0.1059

Florida

$0.1159

Montana

$0.1125

Texas

$0.1211

Georgia

$0.1168

Nebraska

$0.1098

Utah

$0.1109

Hawaii

$0.3021

Nevada

$0.1353

Vermont

$0.1750

Idaho

$0.1158

New Hampshire

$0.1951

Virginia

$0.1163

Illinois

$0.1337

New Jersey

$0.1566

Washington

$0.0889

Indiana

$0.1158

New Mexico

$0.1241

West Virginia

$0.1005

Iowa

$0.1232

New York

$0.1812

Wisconsin

$0.1482

Kansas

$0.1290

North Carolina

$0.1142

Wyoming

$0.1089





U.S. Total

$0.1295

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov