Commercial and Residential Electricity Rates in the United States

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The commercial and residential electricity rates vary throughout the United States. It varies from state to state, supplier to supplier (in deregulated states), and can even vary depending on the type of consumer you are, and your consumption requirement.

As per the latest available data, in November 2017, the citizens of Hawaii paid the highest residential electricity rates in the US (30.58 cents per kilowatt-hour). In comparison, those residing in Oklahoma paid only 10.76 cents per kilowatt-hour.

In the commercial sector, businesses settled in Oklahoma and Nevada paid 7.66 and 8.11 cents per kilowatt-hour respectively, those in Alaska and Hawaii pay 19.13 and 28.32 cents per kilowatt-hour respectively.

Historical State-by-State Residential & Commercial Electricity Rates

Here are a few tables to help you gain a perspective on how much you will spend on your energy bills in the different states and regions of the United States of America.

Commercial Electricity Rates In 2017

The table below includes the region-by-region and state-by-state commercial electricity rates in the United States in 2017.

(Last available data: Nov 2017)

State/Region Units Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17
United States cents per kilowatthour 10.23 10.48 10.47 10.4 10.59 10.99 11 11.04 11.06 10.82 10.55
New England cents per kilowatthour 15 15.3 15.04 14.92 14.92 15.3 15.7 15.74 15.73 15.4 15.03
Connecticut cents per kilowatthour 15.63 15.95 16.03 15.81 16.13 16.03 16.35 16.12 16.41 16.83 16.12
Maine cents per kilowatthour 12.36 12.59 12.49 11.83 12.09 11.97 12.19 12.29 11.73 12.25 12.22
Massachusetts cents per kilowatthour 15.27 15.41 15.12 14.98 14.98 15.73 16.24 16.44 16.3 15.29 14.92
New Hampshire cents per kilowatthour 14.33 14.9 14.7 14.48 14.79 14.72 14.64 14.64 14.93 15.17 14.76
Rhode Island cents per kilowatthour 15.44 16.02 15.08 15.44 13.8 14.52 15.14 15.52 15.4 15.51 15.83
Vermont cents per kilowatthour 14.34 14.54 14.34 14.73 14.83 14.8 14.71 14.27 14.72 14.7 14.91
Middle Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 12.04 11.99 12.2 12.11 12.64 13.42 13.38 13.38 13.28 12.52 12
New Jersey cents per kilowatthour 11.94 12.01 12.08 12.22 12.97 13.33 12.91 13.02 12.39 11.37 11.58
New York cents per kilowatthour 13.89 13.43 14.22 13.79 14.56 15.98 16.12 15.98 16.14 15.03 13.9
Pennsylvania cents per kilowatthour 8.98 9.3 9.02 9.13 9.14 8.96 8.9 8.93 8.85 8.95 8.92
East North Central cents per kilowatthour 9.73 10.02 10.31 10.16 10.36 10.2 9.97 10.12 10.08 10.06 10.08
Illinois cents per kilowatthour 8.29 8.5 9.66 9.04 9.21 9.05 8.82 8.85 8.77 8.97 8.71
Indiana cents per kilowatthour 10.1 10.38 10.26 10.41 10.3 10.37 10.17 10.29 10.36 10.32 10.49
Michigan cents per kilowatthour 10.84 11.24 11.08 10.81 11.54 11.09 10.91 11.07 10.87 10.82 11.11
Ohio cents per kilowatthour 9.69 9.99 10.06 10.26 10.1 9.88 9.72 10.03 10.07 10.19 10.02
Wisconsin cents per kilowatthour 10.74 11.04 10.94 10.85 11.45 11.52 11.2 11.3 11.31 10.67 11.06
West North Central cents per kilowatthour 8.86 9.39 9.13 9.46 10.04 10.73 10.78 10.81 10.11 9.54 9.24
Iowa cents per kilowatthour 8.67 8.7 8.48 8.96 9.39 10.84 11.58 11.61 10.46 8.73 8.99
Kansas cents per kilowatthour 9.73 10.22 10.28 10.53 10.57 10.99 10.74 11.04 10.74 10.59 10.13
Minnesota cents per kilowatthour 9.58 11.06 9.78 10.59 10.72 11.21 11.43 11.01 11.2 10.73 10.03
Missouri cents per kilowatthour 8.1 8.38 8.4 8.55 10.01 10.81 10.77 11.01 9.14 8.77 8.59
Nebraska cents per kilowatthour 8.4 8.52 8.88 8.72 8.97 9.68 9.57 9.44 9.47 8.61 8.49
North Dakota cents per kilowatthour 8.76 8.98 8.84 9.12 9.37 9.78 9.55 9.86 9.69 9.19 8.67
South Dakota cents per kilowatthour 8.93 9.14 9.46 9.63 9.68 9.99 9.86 9.64 9.85 9.73 9.63
South Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 9.38 9.51 9.44 9.42 9.33 9.39 9.49 9.53 9.64 9.63 9.53
Delaware cents per kilowatthour 9.77 10.55 10.9 9.93 10.47 9.79 9.42 9.8 9.55 9.94 9.99
District Of Columbia cents per kilowatthour 11.3 11.73 11.89 11.92 11.57 11.66 11.15 11.09 12.07 12.04 12.18
Florida cents per kilowatthour 9.45 9.76 9.61 9.55 9.29 9.6 9.49 9.52 9.81 9.87 9.97
Georgia cents per kilowatthour 9.79 9.99 10.18 10.03 9.79 9.92 10.09 10.06 10.15 9.9 9.89
Maryland cents per kilowatthour 11.08 11.45 10.79 11.07 10.98 10.62 10.32 10.59 10.25 10.65 10.67
North Carolina cents per kilowatthour 8.4 8.65 8.55 8.2 8.64 8.32 8.82 8.75 8.89 8.77 8.3
South Carolina cents per kilowatthour 10.14 10.7 10.23 10.48 10.21 10.66 10.71 10.67 10.91 10.08 10.41
Virginia cents per kilowatthour 8.02 7.4 7.74 7.86 7.81 7.87 8.32 8.41 8.33 8.43 8.16
West Virginia cents per kilowatthour 9.57 9.87 9.79 9.94 9.68 9.37 9.21 9.34 9.5 9.67 9.82
East South Central cents per kilowatthour 10.48 10.67 10.58 10.5 10.47 10.69 10.59 10.57 10.7 10.48 10.69
Alabama cents per kilowatthour 11.48 11.94 11.73 11.44 11.5 11.66 11.54 11.6 11.8 11.64 11.69
Kentucky cents per kilowatthour 9.51 9.78 9.59 9.76 9.6 9.67 9.66 9.68 10 9.66 9.93
Mississippi cents per kilowatthour 10.11 10.41 10.47 10.47 10.29 10.27 10.12 10.06 10.3 10.27 10.52
Tennessee cents per kilowatthour 10.54 10.47 10.43 10.27 10.33 10.77 10.67 10.56 10.52 10.26 10.52
West South Central cents per kilowatthour 8.22 8.56 8.36 8.41 8.33 8.46 8.43 8.35 8.36 8.29 8.39
Arkansas cents per kilowatthour 8 8.25 7.98 8.5 8.56 8.77 8.7 8.65 8.67 8.31 8.4
Louisiana cents per kilowatthour 7.64 9.23 9.09 8.87 8.98 9.39 9.16 8.91 8.97 8.91 8.91
Oklahoma cents per kilowatthour 7.81 7.91 7.5 8.04 7.88 8.15 8.27 8.29 8.37 8.11 7.66
Texas cents per kilowatthour 8.4 8.55 8.39 8.37 8.27 8.32 8.3 8.23 8.22 8.2 8.4
Mountain cents per kilowatthour 8.96 9.21 9.25 9.48 9.96 10.26 10.21 9.99 9.9 9.96 9.34
Arizona cents per kilowatthour 9.66 9.75 9.78 10.23 11.3 11.23 11.54 10.92 10.65 10.97 9.94
Colorado cents per kilowatthour 9.17 9.47 9.55 9.64 9.84 10.72 10.36 10.41 10.45 10.22 9.78
Idaho cents per kilowatthour 7.43 7.64 7.73 7.99 7.79 9.35 8.21 8.25 7.97 8.2 7.91
Montana cents per kilowatthour 9.89 9.96 10.04 10.22 10.46 10.49 10.26 10.1 10.3 10.49 10.25
Nevada cents per kilowatthour 7.8 7.95 7.83 8.02 7.85 7.59 7.92 8.08 7.96 8.59 8.11
New Mexico cents per kilowatthour 9.39 10.13 9.99 9.97 10.26 10.93 11.24 10.82 10.54 10.1 9.89
Utah cents per kilowatthour 8.07 8.33 8.52 8.47 9.36 9.48 9.26 9.05 9.13 8.76 8.14
Wyoming cents per kilowatthour 9.19 9.63 9.55 9.97 10.01 10.22 9.77 9.72 9.88 10 9.64
Pacific Contiguous cents per kilowatthour 12.23 12.56 12.8 12.33 13.18 14.98 15.19 15.28 15.61 14.79 13.33
California cents per kilowatthour 13.98 14.45 14.51 13.94 14.95 17.32 17.69 17.73 18.05 16.98 15.16
Oregon cents per kilowatthour 8.72 8.75 9.02 8.91 8.96 8.89 8.9 8.94 8.74 9.07 8.96
Washington cents per kilowatthour 8.37 8.41 8.55 8.37 8.4 8.54 8.47 8.43 8.55 8.74 8.68
Pacific Noncontiguous cents per kilowatthour 22.15 22.5 23.24 23.57 23.79 24.18 23.4 23.11 23.11 23.36 23.86
Alaska cents per kilowatthour 18.34 18.73 19.9 20.36 20.64 20.77 19.51 19.16 19.08 19.2 19.13
Hawaii cents per kilowatthour 26.35 26.6 26.41 26.46 26.36 26.95 26.5 26.22 26.34 26.71 28.32

Residential Electricity Rates In 2017

The table below includes the region-by-region and state-by-state residential electricity rates in the United States in 2017.

(Last available data: Nov 2017)

State/Region Units Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17
United States cents per kilowatthour 12.22 12.78 12.9 12.69 13.02 13.22 13.12 13.19 13.3 12.84 13.01
New England cents per kilowatthour 18.83 19.26 19.12 19.66 19.48 19.35 19.29 19.45 19.84 19.54 19.44
Connecticut cents per kilowatthour 19.28 19.91 20.06 20.12 20.94 20.47 20.23 20.55 21.28 21.3 20.7
Maine cents per kilowatthour 15.95 16.02 15.92 16.05 16.18 16.17 15.96 15.96 15.98 16.2 16.05
Massachusetts cents per kilowatthour 19.58 19.85 19.82 20.69 20.01 19.95 19.86 19.94 20.43 19.35 19.36
New Hampshire cents per kilowatthour 18.43 18.87 18.93 18.97 19.55 19.3 18.98 19.19 19.67 19.9 19.88
Rhode Island cents per kilowatthour 18.91 19.77 17.96 19.57 16.89 16.65 17.19 17.79 17.91 19.53 20.48
Vermont cents per kilowatthour 17.05 17.51 17.39 17.72 18.04 18.02 17.74 17.72 17.9 17.95 17.87
Middle Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 15.46 15.75 15.46 15.81 16.48 16.49 16.45 16.39 16.44 16.32 15.97
New Jersey cents per kilowatthour 15.83 15.69 15.57 15.75 16.22 15.96 16.02 15.86 15.34 14.7 15.34
New York cents per kilowatthour 17.3 17.48 17.01 17.3 18.49 18.76 18.81 18.59 18.83 18.76 17.81
Pennsylvania cents per kilowatthour 13.79 14.28 14.07 14.42 14.64 14.52 14.31 14.41 14.55 14.69 14.5
East North Central cents per kilowatthour 12.4 12.97 13.45 13.53 13.75 13.49 13.12 13.31 13.4 13.43 13.47
Illinois cents per kilowatthour 11.28 12.21 13.76 13.2 13.71 12.95 12.07 12.58 12.71 12.88 13.47
Indiana cents per kilowatthour 11.28 11.78 11.99 12.57 12.3 12.05 11.85 11.97 12.28 12.4 12.38
Michigan cents per kilowatthour 15.23 15.41 15.38 15.4 15.85 15.86 15.69 15.7 15.45 15.2 15.24
Ohio cents per kilowatthour 11.55 12.14 12.35 12.52 12.51 12.67 12.59 12.62 12.64 12.58 12.49
Wisconsin cents per kilowatthour 14 14.33 14.51 14.75 15.35 15.05 14.65 14.98 15.14 15.09 14.47
West North Central cents per kilowatthour 10.47 11.09 11.41 11.88 12.52 13.36 13.39 13.31 12.7 12 11.59
Iowa cents per kilowatthour 10.79 11.16 11.65 12.19 13.11 13.92 14.59 14.69 13.61 12.08 12.03
Kansas cents per kilowatthour 11.94 12.93 13.29 13.58 13.77 13.56 13.61 13.62 13.51 13.32 13.37
Minnesota cents per kilowatthour 12.14 12.83 12.58 13.03 13.37 13.96 14.01 13.89 13.84 13.53 12.92
Missouri cents per kilowatthour 9.37 9.96 10.43 10.9 11.85 13.25 13.16 12.86 11.39 10.79 10.46
Nebraska cents per kilowatthour 9.28 9.96 10.52 10.69 11.25 12.06 12 12.14 12.58 10.95 10.53
North Dakota cents per kilowatthour 8.98 9.46 9.56 10.39 11.4 12.34 11.7 12.22 12.17 11.07 9.69
South Dakota cents per kilowatthour 10.33 10.68 11.13 11.67 12.26 12.57 12.48 12.46 12.79 12.43 11.6
South Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 11.38 11.88 11.89 11.9 11.87 12.2 12.18 12.25 12.37 12.16 11.99
Delaware cents per kilowatthour 12.83 13.37 13.86 13.62 14.77 13.4 12.71 13.13 13.45 14.3 13.81
District Of Columbia cents per kilowatthour 12.36 12.83 13.04 13.09 13.54 12.59 12.23 12.62 13.08 13.44 14
Florida cents per kilowatthour 11.5 11.81 11.74 11.58 11.38 12.02 11.93 11.86 12.14 12.12 12.47
Georgia cents per kilowatthour 10.83 11.54 11.71 11.49 11.7 12.53 12.59 12.74 12.45 11.42 10.99
Maryland cents per kilowatthour 14.25 14.36 14.16 14.33 14.53 14.22 13.59 13.93 13.93 14.4 13.35
North Carolina cents per kilowatthour 10.47 11.14 10.99 11.43 11.27 11.07 11.2 11.37 11.75 11.69 11.02
South Carolina cents per kilowatthour 12.12 12.86 12.62 13.13 12.99 13.07 12.79 13 13.17 12.73 12.7
Virginia cents per kilowatthour 10.58 11.07 11.45 11.5 11.88 11.91 12.41 12.42 12.28 12.02 11.67
West Virginia cents per kilowatthour 11.31 11.58 11.52 11.87 12.02 11.69 11.6 11.67 11.91 11.96 11.67
East South Central cents per kilowatthour 10.82 11.21 11.29 11.4 11.43 11.47 11.31 11.26 11.41 11.33 11.43
Alabama cents per kilowatthour 12.09 12.9 12.81 12.71 12.73 12.79 12.53 12.78 13.04 12.73 12.54
Kentucky cents per kilowatthour 10.26 10.59 10.48 10.76 10.66 10.68 10.64 10.61 10.97 10.94 10.97
Mississippi cents per kilowatthour 10.55 11.19 11.52 11.64 11.68 11.4 11.1 10.98 11.09 11.2 11.44
Tennessee cents per kilowatthour 10.42 10.52 10.63 10.68 10.74 10.93 10.83 10.58 10.54 10.53 10.87
West South Central cents per kilowatthour 10.08 10.9 10.82 10.97 10.9 10.93 10.79 10.85 11 10.91 10.92
Arkansas cents per kilowatthour 9.17 9.8 9.84 10.4 10.49 10.73 10.67 10.61 10.73 10.11 10.28
Louisiana cents per kilowatthour 7.65 9.52 9.45 9.35 9.88 10.19 9.99 9.82 9.87 9.72 9.29
Oklahoma cents per kilowatthour 9.08 11.01 10.53 11.83 10.74 10.53 10.29 10.59 10.91 11.01 10.76
Texas cents per kilowatthour 10.91 11.34 11.3 11.26 11.17 11.15 11.04 11.11 11.27 11.24 11.4
Mountain cents per kilowatthour 11.03 11.37 11.51 11.82 12.19 12.34 12.29 12.26 12.4 12.16 11.76
Arizona cents per kilowatthour 11.31 11.66 11.73 12.49 13.04 12.65 12.74 12.72 13.04 12.85 12.26
Colorado cents per kilowatthour 11.53 11.88 11.9 11.95 11.91 12.75 12.45 12.46 12.67 12.03 12.02
Idaho cents per kilowatthour 9.26 9.66 9.92 9.77 10.19 11.42 10.58 10.63 10.07 10.34 10.08
Montana cents per kilowatthour 10.61 10.61 10.74 10.93 11.29 11.73 11.59 11.46 11.72 11.42 11.05
Nevada cents per kilowatthour 11.55 11.91 12.17 12.32 12.15 11.64 11.64 11.77 12.03 12.81 12.89
New Mexico cents per kilowatthour 11.98 12.84 12.77 12.63 12.83 13.41 13.57 13.38 13.19 13.01 12.48
Utah cents per kilowatthour 10.71 10.7 10.74 10.78 11.09 11.48 11.91 11.62 10.94 10.6 10.52
Wyoming cents per kilowatthour 10.57 10.77 10.91 11.53 11.71 12.21 12.15 12.09 12.25 11.61 11.16
Pacific Contiguous cents per kilowatthour 14.26 14.54 14.79 12.25 15.16 16.45 16.32 16.55 16.64 13.56 15.06
California cents per kilowatthour 18.44 18.68 18.87 14.08 18.29 19.39 18.85 19.02 18.98 15.37 18.77
Oregon cents per kilowatthour 10.4 10.53 10.51 10.68 10.82 10.97 10.94 10.93 10.97 10.97 10.7
Washington cents per kilowatthour 9.24 9.27 9.28 9.44 9.69 9.95 9.86 9.86 10.13 9.84 9.73
Pacific Noncontiguous cents per kilowatthour 24.33 24.89 25.46 26.27 26.24 27.18 26.63 26.19 26.19 26.37 26.59
Alaska cents per kilowatthour 20.58 20.62 21.59 21.43 22.04 22.15 22.3 21.8 21.61 22.07 21.9
Hawaii cents per kilowatthour 28.32 29.39 29.04 30.33 29.07 30.45 29.25 28.76 29.03 29.29 30.58

Commercial Electricity Rates In 2016

The table below includes the region-by-region and state-by-state commercial electricity rates in the United States in 2016.

State/Region Units Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16
United States cents per kilowatthour 10.08 10.25 10.23 10.19 10.31 10.66 10.68 10.76 10.77 10.55 10.32 10.17
New England cents per kilowatthour 15.11 15.6 15.33 15.18 14.95 15.16 15.16 15.18 15.47 15.39 14.91 14.7
Connecticut cents per kilowatthour 15.4 16.15 16.11 15.72 15.87 16.02 15.57 15.47 15.63 15.95 15.9 15.35
Maine cents per kilowatthour 12.22 12.2 12.28 11.91 12.08 11.56 11.82 12.22 12.02 12.37 12.39 11.97
Massachusetts cents per kilowatthour 15.46 16.05 15.61 15.59 15.11 15.56 15.81 15.8 16.28 15.87 14.91 14.94
New Hampshire cents per kilowatthour 14.58 14.75 14.55 14.48 14.42 14.03 13.99 14.3 14.41 14.56 14.67 14.57
Rhode Island cents per kilowatthour 15.77 16.08 15.66 15.13 14.47 14.56 14.27 14.69 14.79 14.48 14.59 14.29
Vermont cents per kilowatthour 14.29 14.38 14.43 14.53 14.86 14.63 14.66 14.03 14.73 14.86 14.82 14.37
Middle Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 11.89 11.97 12.02 12.13 12.06 13.01 13.26 13.2 13.25 12.54 12.08 11.9
New Jersey cents per kilowatthour 11.85 11.7 11.91 11.85 12.26 13.23 13.07 13.04 12.74 11.7 11.62 11.58
New York cents per kilowatthour 13.41 13.57 13.54 13.77 13.57 15.1 15.66 15.56 15.76 14.85 13.99 13.75
Pennsylvania cents per kilowatthour 9.41 9.53 9.42 9.48 9.31 9.09 9.02 9.06 9.03 9.22 9.15 9.01
East North Central cents per kilowatthour 9.61 9.81 9.84 9.88 10.04 9.98 9.99 10.01 10.08 10.14 10.14 9.96
Illinois cents per kilowatthour 8.69 8.75 8.92 8.95 9.3 8.99 9.28 9.13 9.12 9.17 9.08 8.82
Indiana cents per kilowatthour 9.53 9.71 9.83 9.99 9.8 9.84 9.84 10.03 10.25 10.32 10.63 10.37
Michigan cents per kilowatthour 10.19 10.55 10.35 10.37 10.67 10.64 10.61 10.71 10.8 10.86 10.96 10.89
Ohio cents per kilowatthour 9.74 9.98 9.96 10.03 10 9.93 9.74 9.91 10.12 10.22 10.14 9.99
Wisconsin cents per kilowatthour 10.53 10.62 10.64 10.66 10.9 11.3 11.16 10.91 10.72 10.63 10.59 10.46
West North Central cents per kilowatthour 8.8 8.98 9.02 9.16 9.69 10.32 10.31 10.39 9.91 9.28 9.27 8.92
Iowa cents per kilowatthour 8.05 8.36 8.27 8.44 9.26 10.48 10.75 11.05 9.71 8.59 8.6 8.03
Kansas cents per kilowatthour 10.13 10.44 10.61 10.51 10.67 10.81 10.66 10.64 10.4 10.57 10.12 9.95
Minnesota cents per kilowatthour 9.51 9.5 9.46 9.74 9.96 9.86 10.08 10.15 10.64 9.9 10.21 9.23
Missouri cents per kilowatthour 8.09 8.27 8.31 8.4 9.53 10.87 10.6 10.75 9.41 8.57 8.63 8.66
Nebraska cents per kilowatthour 8.26 8.32 8.57 8.56 8.74 9.44 9.42 9.3 9.3 8.54 8.41 8.44
North Dakota cents per kilowatthour 8.47 8.97 8.94 9.31 9.15 9.27 9.34 9.59 9.79 9.29 9.1 8.78
South Dakota cents per kilowatthour 9.09 9.2 9.36 9.44 9.71 9.72 9.93 9.71 10.02 9.77 9.64 9.4
South Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 9.32 9.45 9.23 9.17 9.2 9.31 9.23 9.22 9.2 9.23 9.23 9.14
Delaware cents per kilowatthour 10.07 10.64 10.47 10.1 10.58 9.95 9.4 9.83 9.6 10.78 10.02 9.63
District Of Columbia cents per kilowatthour 11.64 12.44 11.59 11.98 11.73 11.59 11.3 11.54 11.46 12.05 11.77 11.68
Florida cents per kilowatthour 9.28 9.41 9.01 8.82 8.72 8.72 8.66 8.77 8.85 8.94 9.03 8.87
Georgia cents per kilowatthour 9.75 9.62 9.46 9.64 9.78 10.08 10.15 9.85 9.82 9.75 9.92 9.79
Maryland cents per kilowatthour 10.95 10.97 10.96 11.05 11.16 11.05 10.75 10.76 10.85 11.22 11.04 11.27
North Carolina cents per kilowatthour 8.53 8.67 8.5 8.46 8.53 8.6 8.95 8.85 8.72 8.78 8.34 8.3
South Carolina cents per kilowatthour 10 10.23 10.04 9.92 9.99 10.72 10.59 10.49 10.47 9.94 10.24 10.4
Virginia cents per kilowatthour 8.16 8.11 8.06 8.13 8.16 8.24 7.82 7.8 7.77 7.6 7.77 7.66
West Virginia cents per kilowatthour 9.07 9.48 9.55 9.5 9.36 9.2 9.07 9.21 9.31 9.61 9.77 9.27
East South Central cents per kilowatthour 9.97 10 10.01 9.99 9.93 10.26 10.23 10.21 10.3 10.39 10.45 10.54
Alabama cents per kilowatthour 10.79 10.88 10.84 11.05 11.02 11.17 11.12 11.04 11.05 11.49 11.34 11.58
Kentucky cents per kilowatthour 9.26 9.47 9.48 9.61 9.55 9.68 9.53 9.44 9.66 9.73 9.9 9.59
Mississippi cents per kilowatthour 9.96 9.79 9.76 9.35 9.28 9.5 9.23 9.29 9.3 9.78 9.91 10.04
Tennessee cents per kilowatthour 9.86 9.83 9.86 9.76 9.66 10.27 10.45 10.47 10.56 10.3 10.41 10.63
West South Central cents per kilowatthour 8.18 8.27 8.28 8.15 8.2 8.27 8.17 8.22 8.33 8.34 8.16 8.22
Arkansas cents per kilowatthour 7.92 8.07 8.06 8.09 8.3 8.57 8.34 8.38 8.43 8.19 8.12 8.12
Louisiana cents per kilowatthour 8.45 8.51 9 8.71 8.53 8.22 8.25 8.62 8.67 8.55 8.71 9.05
Oklahoma cents per kilowatthour 7.03 7.18 6.92 7.05 7.4 7.98 8.21 8.36 8.49 8.12 7.01 7.45
Texas cents per kilowatthour 8.32 8.4 8.38 8.22 8.26 8.3 8.13 8.12 8.23 8.35 8.23 8.21
Mountain cents per kilowatthour 8.8 9.04 9.03 9.21 9.7 10.06 9.91 9.93 10.01 9.61 9.2 8.97
Arizona cents per kilowatthour 9.51 9.79 9.68 10.01 11 11.13 11.17 11.02 10.95 10.55 9.57 9.54
Colorado cents per kilowatthour 8.54 8.87 8.94 9.41 9.49 10.17 9.94 10.12 10.33 9.92 9.81 9.36
Idaho cents per kilowatthour 7.41 7.55 7.62 7.65 7.71 8.26 8.08 7.98 7.66 7.8 7.86 7.46
Montana cents per kilowatthour 9.53 9.88 10.26 10.27 10.46 10.51 10.31 10.17 10.36 10.32 10.23 10.05
Nevada cents per kilowatthour 8.17 8.57 8.23 8.06 8.08 7.85 7.62 7.89 8.02 7.87 7.62 7.51
New Mexico cents per kilowatthour 9.44 9.27 9.26 8.89 9.15 10.02 10.34 10.53 10.45 9.89 9.44 9.75
Utah cents per kilowatthour 8.12 8.22 8.18 8.41 9.23 9.69 9.04 9.09 9.45 8.85 8.45 8.04
Wyoming cents per kilowatthour 8.9 9.18 9.35 9.36 9.7 9.72 9.44 9.41 9.68 9.37 9.74 9.11
Pacific Contiguous cents per kilowatthour 12.07 12.23 12.35 12.26 12.87 13.97 14.57 14.75 14.68 13.87 12.74 12.24
California cents per kilowatthour 13.66 13.75 13.78 13.7 14.54 15.96 16.84 16.92 16.72 15.78 14.29 13.82
Oregon cents per kilowatthour 8.67 8.92 8.92 8.9 8.97 8.83 8.86 8.91 8.96 9.05 8.98 8.94
Washington cents per kilowatthour 8.43 8.58 8.57 8.21 8.33 8.36 8.32 8.32 8.44 8.61 8.54 8.44
Pacific Noncontiguous cents per kilowatthour 20.89 20.38 20.61 20.68 21 21.6 21.74 21.91 21.8 21.69 21.94 21.64
Alaska cents per kilowatthour 17 17.01 17.05 17.7 17.76 17.93 17.9 18 17.6 17.68 17.69 17.51
Hawaii cents per kilowatthour 24.73 23.68 23.99 23.3 23.58 24.69 24.8 25 25.25 24.9 25.94 25.73

Residential Electricity Rates In 2016

The table below includes the region-by-region and state-by-state residential electricity rates in the United States in 2016.

State/Region Units Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16
United States cents per kilowatthour 11.99 12.14 12.56 12.43 12.79 12.73 12.68 12.88 12.87 12.46 12.75 12.23
New England cents per kilowatthour 18.81 19.25 19.24 19.5 19.15 18.86 18.21 18.09 19.02 18.81 18.87 18.4
Connecticut cents per kilowatthour 19.86 20.69 20.85 21.15 21.64 20.95 19.77 18.78 18.98 19.95 19.76 19.03
Maine cents per kilowatthour 15.56 15.47 15.65 15.6 15.78 15.84 15.83 16 16.26 16.26 16.21 15.63
Massachusetts cents per kilowatthour 19.41 19.75 19.62 19.89 18.97 18.45 18.02 18.02 19.69 18.82 19.14 18.81
New Hampshire cents per kilowatthour 17.98 18.33 18.43 18.64 18.51 18.06 17.95 18.18 18.28 18.86 19.05 18.61
Rhode Island cents per kilowatthour 18.41 18.79 19.07 19.43 18.02 18.69 17.1 18.56 20.47 18.87 18.14 18.35
Vermont cents per kilowatthour 16.65 16.93 17.14 17.54 17.82 17.6 17.33 17.31 17.58 17.82 17.88 17.26
Middle Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 15.09 15.21 15.28 15.63 15.81 15.88 15.87 15.95 16.2 16.12 15.77 15.26
New Jersey cents per kilowatthour 15.48 15.46 15.55 15.49 15.37 16.02 16.1 16.22 16.14 15.26 15.26 15.29
New York cents per kilowatthour 16.56 16.76 16.79 17.38 17.71 17.87 17.93 17.99 18.36 18.26 17.73 17.17
Pennsylvania cents per kilowatthour 13.71 13.87 13.8 14.07 14.2 13.81 13.6 13.65 13.96 14.32 14.14 13.66
East North Central cents per kilowatthour 12.39 12.59 13.07 13.38 13.7 13.16 13.03 13.06 13.14 13.52 13.43 12.76
Illinois cents per kilowatthour 11.77 12.27 12.88 13.09 13.61 12.54 12.35 12.24 12.53 13.03 13.14 11.95
Indiana cents per kilowatthour 10.8 10.9 11.6 12.21 12.18 11.7 11.68 11.77 12.26 12.69 12.83 11.75
Michigan cents per kilowatthour 14.43 14.78 14.75 14.88 15.26 15.34 15.31 15.82 15.71 15.67 15.37 15.16
Ohio cents per kilowatthour 12.22 12.23 12.66 12.93 13.19 12.66 12.45 12.4 12.13 12.52 12.42 12.28
Wisconsin cents per kilowatthour 13.45 13.71 13.89 14.15 14.68 14.66 14.28 14.07 14.47 14.4 14.07 13.41
West North Central cents per kilowatthour 10.34 10.58 11.21 11.59 12.52 12.81 12.84 12.9 12.45 11.82 11.86 10.65
Iowa cents per kilowatthour 10.18 10.56 11.16 11.4 12.65 13.28 13.78 13.99 12.43 11.86 11.63 10.37
Kansas cents per kilowatthour 12 12.65 13.3 13.58 13.91 13.39 13.17 13.29 13.05 13.25 13.29 12.23
Minnesota cents per kilowatthour 11.95 12.05 12.17 12.61 13.01 12.76 13.16 13.07 13.69 13.11 13.07 11.91
Missouri cents per kilowatthour 9.42 9.52 10.39 10.69 12.24 12.86 12.59 12.73 11.62 10.76 11.14 9.91
Nebraska cents per kilowatthour 9.25 9.6 10.27 10.65 11.02 11.87 12.08 12 12.33 10.73 10.7 9.7
North Dakota cents per kilowatthour 8.52 9.34 9.74 10.45 10.99 11.29 11.17 11.29 11.78 10.8 10.26 9.14
South Dakota cents per kilowatthour 10.31 10.47 11.01 11.45 12.16 12.01 12.23 11.98 12.54 12.17 11.74 10.74
South Atlantic cents per kilowatthour 11.16 11.24 11.63 11.66 11.56 11.83 11.71 11.84 11.76 11.6 11.57 11.1
Delaware cents per kilowatthour 13.12 12.94 13.35 13.84 14.49 13.55 12.94 12.95 13.05 15.44 13.83 12.9
District Of Columbia cents per kilowatthour 12.44 12.19 12.65 12.85 13.12 12.26 11.74 11.99 11.72 12.93 13.08 11.88
Florida cents per kilowatthour 11.21 11.04 11 10.87 10.67 10.87 10.94 11.07 11.14 10.98 11.08 10.92
Georgia cents per kilowatthour 10.46 10.58 11.2 11.22 11.57 12.3 12.35 12.58 11.99 11.14 11 10.43
Maryland cents per kilowatthour 14.04 13.99 14.37 14.37 14.7 14.62 14.07 13.82 14.02 15.17 14.31 14
North Carolina cents per kilowatthour 10.31 10.67 11.54 11.6 11.29 11.02 11.07 11.24 11.31 11.63 11.11 10.2
South Carolina cents per kilowatthour 11.87 12.09 13.07 13 12.74 12.88 12.78 12.98 12.98 12.64 12.75 12.21
Virginia cents per kilowatthour 10.59 10.84 11.12 11.93 11.96 12.16 11.63 11.66 11.64 11.17 11.45 10.67
West Virginia cents per kilowatthour 10.69 10.69 11.01 11.3 11.42 14.21 11.2 11.58 11.6 11.9 11.73 11.22
East South Central cents per kilowatthour 10.31 10.25 10.73 11 10.99 10.96 10.87 10.95 10.99 11.24 11.4 11
Alabama cents per kilowatthour 11 11.45 12.07 12.37 12.05 12.11 12.03 12.17 12.22 12.51 12.24 11.96
Kentucky cents per kilowatthour 9.97 9.91 10.25 10.56 10.7 10.51 10.48 10.51 10.69 11.06 11.23 10.56
Mississippi cents per kilowatthour 10.37 10.25 10.83 10.93 10.8 10.56 10.13 10.23 10.1 10.58 10.96 10.61
Tennessee cents per kilowatthour 9.98 9.69 10.1 10.3 10.33 10.45 10.52 10.61 10.64 10.71 11.05 10.74
West South Central cents per kilowatthour 10.12 10.34 10.71 10.88 10.79 10.57 10.5 10.68 10.88 10.72 10.61 10.35
Arkansas cents per kilowatthour 8.93 9.15 9.64 10.06 10.22 10.34 10.3 10.41 10.46 9.88 10.11 9.48
Louisiana cents per kilowatthour 8.73 8.69 9.46 9.4 9.5 9.19 9.28 9.66 9.74 9.52 9.38 9.37
Oklahoma cents per kilowatthour 8.4 9.79 10.39 11.08 10.87 10.11 10.11 10.65 11.27 11.18 9.54 9.37
Texas cents per kilowatthour 10.88 10.99 11.19 11.26 11.1 10.95 10.83 10.91 11.11 11.02 11.1 10.85
Mountain cents per kilowatthour 10.77 11.09 11.26 11.56 11.93 12.01 12.05 12.06 12.17 11.78 11.48 11.08
Arizona cents per kilowatthour 10.84 11.39 11.68 12.28 12.87 12.48 12.64 12.5 12.71 12.1 11.6 11.23
Colorado cents per kilowatthour 11.15 11.44 11.4 11.82 11.69 12.59 12.46 12.83 12.84 12.1 12.27 11.88
Idaho cents per kilowatthour 9.51 9.61 9.75 9.83 10.09 10.07 10.76 10.46 10.24 10.24 10.02 9.44
Montana cents per kilowatthour 10.11 10.39 10.81 10.95 11.31 11.47 11.48 11.39 11.51 11.21 10.95 10.54
Nevada cents per kilowatthour 11.39 12.19 12.26 11.87 12.07 11.39 10.71 10.82 11.17 12.04 11.79 11.25
New Mexico cents per kilowatthour 11.42 11.22 11.4 11.29 11.28 12.16 12.45 12.96 12.85 12.57 11.98 12.08
Utah cents per kilowatthour 10.51 10.56 10.61 10.64 10.91 11.43 11.64 11.81 11.2 10.63 10.67 10.65
Wyoming cents per kilowatthour 10.42 10.57 10.8 10.96 11.45 11.76 11.84 11.71 11.75 11.5 11.26 10.68
Pacific Contiguous cents per kilowatthour 14.18 14.17 14.23 11.41 14.88 15.51 15.98 16.41 15.92 12.56 14.7 14.18
California cents per kilowatthour 17.77 17.68 17.65 12.39 17.71 18.09 18.47 18.87 18.22 13.93 17.93 18.16
Oregon cents per kilowatthour 10.23 10.39 10.47 10.57 10.84 10.82 10.82 10.9 10.96 10.98 10.76 10.62
Washington cents per kilowatthour 9.24 9.24 9.3 9.53 9.65 9.67 9.75 9.73 9.8 9.52 9.6 9.27
Pacific Noncontiguous cents per kilowatthour 23.09 23.21 23.83 24.1 24.3 24.91 25.38 24.95 25.07 24.7 24.97 23.99
Alaska cents per kilowatthour 19.14 19.49 19.73 20.43 20.61 20.94 21.03 NM NM 20.73 20.93 20.17
Hawaii cents per kilowatthour 26.92 26.78 27.35 26.93 26.88 27.5 28.04 27.45 27.84 27.54 28.48 27.69

5 States with the cheapest Commercial Electricity Rates

The table below lists the 5 states with the lowest electricity rates in the United States as of Nov. 2017:

State Units

Nov 2017

Oklahoma cents per kilowatt-hour

7.66

Idaho cents per kilowatt-hour

7.91

Nevada cents per kilowatt-hour

8.11

Utah cents per kilowatt-hour

8.14

Virginia cents per kilowatt-hour

8.16

5 States with the most expensive Commercial Electricity Rates

The table below lists the 5 states with the lowest electricity rates in the United States as of Nov. 2017:

State Units

Nov 2017

Hawaii cents per kilowatt-hour

28.32

Alaska cents per kilowatt-hour

19.13

Connecticut cents per kilowatt-hour

16.12

Rhode Island cents per kilowatt-hour

15.83

California cents per kilowatt-hour

15.16

5 States with the cheapest Residential Electricity Rates

The table below lists the 5 states with the lowest electricity rates in the United States as of Nov. 2017:

State Units

Nov 2017

Louisiana cents per kilowatt-hour

9.29

North Dakota cents per kilowatt-hour

9.69

Washington cents per kilowatt-hour

9.73

Idaho cents per kilowatt-hour

10.08

Arkansas cents per kilowatt-hour

10.28

The residential and commercial electricity rates in the deregulated markets(link to article 1) of the United States aren’t the same for everyone as rates vary from supplier to supplier, unlike in the regulated states, where there’s a single utility monopoly in the energy market.

There are many energy consumers — mostly large-scale businesses — that operate in more than one state. Thus, many of them incidentally are part of both regulated and deregulated energy markets. In addition, there are also residents who migrate between states.

Now, for these multi-site organizations and residents moving between states, it is imperative that they understand the difference between the regulated and deregulated energy markets so as to make the best energy procurement decision.

What are Regulated and Deregulated Electricity Markets? How do they differ from each other?

Regulated Electricity Markets are characterized by the presence of vertically-integrated monopoly utilities who own, control and operate the entire electricity supply chain — right from electricity generation and transmission to distribution, operation, and maintenance. Examples include Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Idaho, and Kentucky.

Deregulated Electricity Markets, on the other hand, feature participants other than utilities who own and control electricity generation. They sell the generated electricity into a wholesale market, from where retail energy suppliers (also known as LSEs — Load Serving Entities) purchase the electricity and sell it to the end consumers. There are also numerous resellers some of whom are independent and other subsidiaries of the regulated utilities. Deregulated electricity markets include California (very limited), Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia (very limited) and Washington D.C.

So, in a nutshell, regulated electricity markets are those where you cannot choose who you buy your electricity from, and deregulated electricity markets are those where you can choose your energy supplier.

Currently, there are 17 deregulated states where you can opt for an energy supplier of your choice.

Here’s a site map of the regulated and the functioning deregulated energy markets in the US.

Advantages of Energy Deregulation: What you can look forward to in a deregulated electricity market?

  • You can compare between multiple suppliers and choose who you want to buy electricity from.
  • You can switch your electricity supplier without the fear of service interruption or any other hassle.
  • You will have access to different products and competitive pricing options from multiple energy suppliers.
  • Large commercial establishments can negotiate and get customized electricity plans to meet their specific and unique electricity consumption needs.
  • You can opt for environmentally-friendly energy.
  • To an extent, you retain control over your energy costs.
  • You will get a better customer service experience.
  • You can take additional advantage of suppliers’ loyalty and affinity programs.

Thus, a deregulated electricity market promotes healthy competition among suppliers, enhances quality, leads to competitive pricing options for consumers, encourages innovation, and eliminates unproductive statutory requirements.

Disadvantages of Energy Regulation — The possible downside

  • Unlike regulated markets, the prices in deregulated electricity markets are governed by the market mechanism, and hence may be subjected to manipulation like when Enron created artificial scarcity to drive electricity rates up.
  • Greater preference for bulk or large-scale consumers, though the largest users in most regulated states usually manage to secure favorable rates through the regulatory process.Like in any other market, private suppliers in deregulated electricity markets tend to favor bulk consumers as the profit margin for large orders is more.
  • Multiple players may also lead to unhealthy and unscrupulous market practices to grab greater customer (and hence revenue) share.Increased competition, thus, might harm the consumers, and by extension, the entire economy.

Energy deregulation has its own set of merits and demerits. While multiple players can lead to healthy competition that could bring the electricity rates down for both residential and commercial electricity consumers, lack of regulation could lead to unsavory business practices. Debates and discussions still rage around energy deregulation; several observers claim that with a proper model energy deregulation could be a success.

How can businesses and residents in deregulated electricity markets make the most of what’s on offer?

Residential and commercial energy consumers can compare the electricity rates provided by suppliers in their area, and then opt for the electricity supplier who offers the best options at the most reasonable rates through excellent websites like UtilityDiscount.com that provide quick and easy access to transparent pricing.

Factors That Influence Your Electricity Bill

While there are several factors that influence the cost of your electricity, primary among them are:

 

  • The type of consumer you are — residential, small business, large industry
  • Your energy supplier — rates vary from utility to utility
  • Your location — if the energy market in your location is regulated or deregulated
  • Your consumption — how much you consume
  • Your usage timing — depending on your utility, peak hours could incur more charges
  • The season — electricity prices tend to be higher in the summer than in the winter

Fuel cost, maintenance and operation cost of the power plants and the transmission and distribution system, and weather conditions in your area can also influence your electricity bill significantly.

7 Tips to Reduce Electricity Demand in Your Business & Home

● Get a professional energy audit company to assess your energy needs and help you optimize your energy consumption.
● Go for equipment and lighting solutions that consume less electricity.
● Educate employees/family members and encourage energy efficient practices at workplace/home.
● Switch off any equipment when not in use.
● Go for programmable thermostats that can automatically adjust workplace/home temperature.
● Reduce artificial light consumption and use as much daylight as possible.
● Opt for solar panels. It may not seem like a cost-efficient solution in the short-run, but in the long-term, it pays off. By going for solar panels, you can also take advantage of tax breaks, rebates, and other energy efficiency incentives.

What Is the Easiest and Fastest Way to Reduce your Electricity Cost?

Make sure you are paying the lowest possible rate by using a comparison shopping website like UtilityDiscount.com.