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Residential Electric Rates

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, November 2015

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

State

$ Per  kWh

Alabama

$0.1146

Kentucky

$0.1069

North Dakota

$0.0931

Alaska

$0.2028

Louisiana

$0.0905

Ohio

$0.1300

Arizona

$0.1229

Maine

$0.1555

Oklahoma

$0.1026

Arkansas

$0.1015

Maryland

$0.1499

Oregon

$0.1068

California

$0.1736

Massachusetts

$0.1832

Pennsylvania

$0.1440

Colorado

$0.1158

Michigan

$0.1468

Rhode Island

$0.1863

Connecticut

$0.2001

Minnesota

$0.1205

South Carolina

$0.1265

Delaware

$0.1451

Mississippi

$0.1155

South Dakota

$0.1097

D.C.

$0.1371

Missouri

$0.1104

Tennessee

$0.1078

Florida

$0.1169

Montana

$0.1085

Texas

$0.1148

Georgia

$0.1044

Nebraska

$0.1053

Utah

$0.1071

Hawaii

$0.2716

Nevada

$0.1271

Vermont

$0.1766

Idaho

$0.0939

New Hampshire

$0.1815

Virginia

$0.1148

Illinois

$0.1319

New Jersey

$0.1564

Washington

$0.0937

Indiana

$0.1165

New Mexico

$0.1183

West Virginia

$0.1073

Iowa

$0.1142

New York

$0.1830

Wisconsin

$0.1419

Kansas

$0.1279

North Carolina

$0.1141

Wyoming

$0.1099





U.S. Total

$0.1273

Source: Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov

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

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