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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, February 2015

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

Alabama

$0.1123

Kentucky

$0.0957

North Dakota

$0.0871

Alaska

$0.1931

Louisiana

$0.0881

Ohio

$0.1203

Arizona

$0.1159

Maine

$0.1666

Oklahoma

$0.0946

Arkansas

$0.0909

Maryland

$0.1320

Oregon

$0.1044

California

$0.1718

Massachusetts

$0.2167

Pennsylvania

$0.1301

Colorado

$0.1168

Michigan

$0.1377

Rhode Island

$0.2017

Connecticut

$0.2182

Minnesota

$0.1158

South Carolina

$0.1203

Delaware

$0.1360

Mississippi

$0.1106

South Dakota

$0.1024

D.C.

$0.1389

Missouri

$0.0937

Tennessee

$0.0985

Florida

$0.1209

Montana

$0.1033

Texas

$0.1169

Georgia

$0.1074

Nebraska

$0.0969

Utah

$0.1047

Hawaii

$0.3085

Nevada

$0.1347

Vermont

$0.1653

Idaho

$0.0941

New Hampshire

$0.1949

Virginia

$0.1101

Illinois

$0.1189

New Jersey

$0.1558

Washington

$0.0865

Indiana

$0.1063

New Mexico

$0.1253

West Virginia

$0.0915

Iowa

$0.1070

New York

$0.1976

Wisconsin

$0.1385

Kansas

$0.1172

North Carolina

$0.1068

Wyoming

$0.1043





U.S. Total

$0.1229







Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov