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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, June 2015

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

Alabama

$0.1201

Kentucky

$0.1006

North Dakota

$0.1161

Alaska

$0.2106

Louisiana

$0.0927

Ohio

$0.1303

Arizona

$0.1274

Maine

$0.1584

Oklahoma

$0.1029

Arkansas

$0.1036

Maryland

$0.1466

Oregon

$0.1094

California

$0.1721

Massachusetts

$0.1952

Pennsylvania

$0.1440

Colorado

$0.1246

Michigan

$0.1466

Rhode Island

$0.1832

Connecticut

$0.2252

Minnesota

$0.1306

South Carolina

$0.1252

Delaware

$0.1402

Mississippi

$0.1178

South Dakota

$0.1162

D.C.

$0.1268

Missouri

$0.1269

Tennessee

$0.1044

Florida

$0.1171

Montana

$0.1157

Texas

$0.1186

Georgia

$0.1228

Nebraska

$0.1205

Utah

$0.1134

Hawaii

$0.3039

Nevada

$0.1313

Vermont

$0.1739

Idaho

$0.1004

New Hampshire

$0.1872

Virginia

$0.1181

Illinois

$0.1254

New Jersey

$0.1643

Washington

$0.0938

Indiana

$0.1144

New Mexico

$0.1313

West Virginia

$0.1047

Iowa

$0.1344

New York

$0.1881

Wisconsin

$0.1521

Kansas

$0.1272

North Carolina

$0.1111

Wyoming

$0.1139





U.S. Total

$0.1293

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov