Average nationwide residential electricity rates

The nation’s member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives constitute a unique sector of the electric utility industry. All of us share a single purpose: to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our members. This residential rates comparison map reflects the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov).

Average Prices for Residential Electricity

2017 figures, in cents per kWh.

U.S. Average: 12.9¢ per kWh. WA 9.7¢, OR 10.7¢, ID 10¢, UT 11¢, AZ 12.4¢, MT 11¢, ND 10.3¢, MN 13¢, SD 11.8¢, WY 11.4¢, NE 11¢, IA 12.3¢, WI 14.4¢, VT 17.7¢, NH 19.2¢, MA 20.1¢, RI 18.3¢, NY 18¢, MI 15.4¢, CT 20.3¢, PA 14.2¢, IN 12.3¢, OH 12.6¢, WV 11.6¢, ME 16¢, NJ 15.7¢, DE 13.4¢, MD 14¢, DC 12.9¢, CA 18.3¢, MO 11.6¢, AR 10.3¢, LA 9.7¢, KY 10.9¢, TN 10.7¢, NV 12¢, AK 21.3¢, CO 12.2¢, KS 13.3¢, NM 12.9¢, HI 29.5¢, IL 13¢, VA 11.6¢, NC 10.9¢, SC 13¢, GA 11.9¢, OK 10.6¢, TX 11¢, AL 12.6¢, MS 11.1¢, FL 11.6¢ Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a cent.

At PenLight, our average residential prices are even lower than the Washington State average, at 7.8 cents per kilowatt-hour.