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Average Residential Electric Rates by State, January 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1074

Kentucky

$0.0942

North Dakota

$0.0779

Alaska

$0.1821

Louisiana

$0.0850

Ohio

$0.1098

Arizona

$0.1092

Maine

$0.1445

Oklahoma

$0.0833

Arkansas

$0.0830

Maryland

$0.1314

Oregon

$0.1008

California

$0.1664

Massachusetts

$0.1638

Pennsylvania

$0.1274

Colorado

$0.1146

Michigan

$0.1385

Rhode Island

$0.2016

Connecticut

$0.1830

Minnesota

$0.1134

South Carolina

$0.1176

Delaware

$0.1248

Mississippi

$0.1048

South Dakota

$0.0944

D.C.

$0.1259

Missouri

$0.0887

Tennessee

$0.0974

Florida

$0.1178

Montana

$0.0988

Texas

$0.1119

Georgia

$0.1086

Nebraska

$0.0898

Utah

$0.1000

Hawaii

$0.3740

Nevada

$0.1246

Vermont

$0.1694

Idaho

$0.0889

New Hampshire

$0.1654

Virginia

$0.1009

Illinois

$0.0976

New Jersey

$0.1526

Washington

$0.0859

Indiana

$0.1016

New Mexico

$0.1130

West Virginia

$0.0901

Iowa

$0.1000

New York

$0.1952

Wisconsin

$0.1311

Kansas

$0.1096

North Carolina

$0.1030

Wyoming

$0.0977





U.S. Total

$0.1165

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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