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Average Residential Electric Rates by State, May 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1183

Kentucky

$0.1055

North Dakota

$0.1002

Alaska

$0.1984

Louisiana

$0.1024

Ohio

$0.1288

Arizona

$0.1259

Maine

$0.1540

Oklahoma

$0.1043

Arkansas

$0.1007

Maryland

$0.1421

Oregon

$0.1057

California

$0.1648

Massachusetts

$0.1763

Pennsylvania

$0.1325

Colorado

$0.1223

Michigan

$0.1487

Rhode Island

$0.1808

Connecticut

$0.2018

Minnesota

$0.1224

South Carolina

$0.1260

Delaware

$0.1400

Mississippi

$0.1198

South Dakota

$0.1099

D.C.

$0.1431

Missouri

$0.1191

Tennessee

$0.1091

Florida

$0.1184

Montana

$0.1027

Texas

$0.1189

Georgia

$0.1183

Nebraska

$0.1052

Utah

$0.1079

Hawaii

$0.3804

Nevada

$0.1320

Vermont

$0.1818

Idaho

$0.0964

New Hampshire

$0.1799

Virginia

$0.1140

Illinois

$0.1202

New Jersey

$0.1548

Washington

$0.0893

Indiana

$0.1177

New Mexico

$0.1201

West Virginia

$0.0971

Iowa

$0.1151

New York

$0.2062

Wisconsin

$0.1424

Kansas

$0.1271

North Carolina

$0.1138

Wyoming

$0.1060





U.S. Total

$0.1284

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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