How We Measure Up

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 (

Average Prices for Residential Electricity

2017 figures, in cents per kWh.


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