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Average Residential Electric Rates by State, June 2014

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

State

$ Per  KWH

Alabama

$0.1185

Kentucky

$0.1044

North Dakota

$0.1163

Alaska

$0.2031

Louisiana

$0.1003

Ohio

$0.1350

Arizona

$0.1243

Maine

$0.1543

Oklahoma

$0.1042

Arkansas

$0.1014

Maryland

$0.1374

Oregon

$0.1074

California

$0.1694

Massachusetts

$0.1662

Pennsylvania

$0.1394

Colorado

$0.1312

Michigan

$0.1494

Rhode Island

$0.1648

Connecticut

$0.2019

Minnesota

$0.1282

South Carolina

$0.1246

Delaware

$0.1411

Mississippi

$0.1170

South Dakota

$0.1153

D.C.

$0.1329

Missouri

$0.1244

Tennessee

$0.1085

Florida

$0.1208

Montana

$0.1067

Texas

$0.1212

Georgia

$0.1254

Nebraska

$0.1148

Utah

$0.1121

Hawaii

$0.3866

Nevada

$0.1283

Vermont

$0.1809

Idaho

$0.1043

New Hampshire

$0.1801

Virginia

$0.1174

Illinois

$0.1168

New Jersey

$0.1589

Washington

$0.0878

Indiana

$0.1149

New Mexico

$0.1308

West Virginia

$0.0956

Iowa

$0.1227

New York

$0.2088

Wisconsin

$0.1457

Kansas

$0.1256

North Carolina

$0.1139

Wyoming

$0.1120





U.S. Total

$0.1297

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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