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Electricity rates by state (Updated May 2021)

The average residential electricity rate is 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

The average price a commercial customer in the United States pays for electricity is 11.13 cents per kWh.

Energy rates vary depending on where you live. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) tracks electricity prices by state. The most recent reports from the EIA show the average residential electricity rate in the U.S. is 13.29 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

According to the EIA, the average Texas electricity rate is 12.74 cents per kWh. Interested in seeing where your state ranks? Our chart below outlines electric rates by state.

Electric rates by state

State February 2021 February 2020 % change
Alabama 12.99 ¢/kWh 12.39 ¢/kWh 4.8%
Alaska 21.63 ¢/kWh 22.17 ¢/kWh -2.44%
Arizona 12.10 ¢/kWh 11.88 ¢/kWh 1.8%
Arkansas 13.99 ¢/kWh 9.89 ¢/kWh 41.4%
California 22.53 ¢/kWh 21.70 ¢/kWh 3.8%
Colorado 12.61 ¢/kWh 11.89 ¢/kWh 6.06%
Connecticut 22.69 ¢/kWh 23.70 ¢/kWh -4.2%
Delaware 11.99 ¢/kWh 12.59 ¢/kWh -4.7%
Florida 11.92 ¢/kWh 11.76 ¢/kWh 1.3%
Georgia 11.67 ¢/kWh 11.06 ¢/kWh 5.5%
Hawaii 32.36 ¢/kWh 33.37 ¢/kWh -3.03%
Idaho 9.62 ¢/kWh 9.45 ¢/kWh 1.8%
Illinois 12.26 ¢/kWh 12.81 ¢/kWh -4.2%
Indiana 12.38 ¢/kWh 11.84 ¢/kWh 4.5%
Iowa 11.62 ¢/kWh 11.90 ¢/kWh -2.3%
Kansas 12.15 ¢/kWh 12.18 ¢/kWh -0.2%
Kentucky 10.30 ¢/kWh 10.43 ¢/kWh -1.2%
Louisiana 10.00 ¢/kWh 8.87 ¢/kWh 12.7%
Maine 16.24 ¢/kWh 17.04 ¢/kWh -4.6%
Maryland 12.46 ¢/kWh 13.35 ¢/kWh -6.6%
Massachusetts 22.63 ¢/kWh 23.05 ¢/kWh -1.8%
Michigan 16.95 ¢/kWh 15.92 ¢/kWh 6.4%
Minnesota 12.61 ¢/kWh 12.75 ¢/kWh -1.1%
Mississippi 11.34 ¢/kWh 11.12 ¢/kWh 1.9%
Missouri 9.35 ¢/kWh 9.37 ¢/kWh -0.2%
Montana 10.68 ¢/kWh 11.3 ¢/kWh -5.4%
Nebraska 9.41 ¢/kWh 10.01 ¢/kWh -5.9%
Nevada 9.41 ¢/kWh 12.03 ¢/kWh -1.5%
New Hampshire 19.27 ¢/kWh 19.71 ¢/kWh -2.2%
New Jersey 16.37 ¢/kWh 15.73 ¢/kWh 4.07%
New Mexico 12.93 ¢/kWh 12.48 ¢/kWh 3.6%
New York 18.78 ¢/kWh 17.42 ¢/kWh 7.8%
North Carolina 11.13 ¢/kWh 11.47 ¢/kWh -2.9%
North Dakota 9.44 ¢/kWh 9.28 ¢/kWh 1.7%
Ohio 11.65 ¢/kWh 11.58 ¢/kWh 0.6%
Oklahoma 24.77 ¢/kWh 9.32 ¢/kWh 165.7%
Oregon 10.95 ¢/kWh 10.86 ¢/kWh 0.8%
Pennsylvania 13.08 ¢/kWh 13.7 ¢/kWh -4.5%
Rhode Island 24.09 ¢/kWh 22.64 ¢/kWh 6.4%
South Carolina 12.92 ¢/kWh 12.27 ¢/kWh 5.3%
South Dakota 12.31 ¢/kWh 11.11 ¢/kWh 10.8%
Tennessee 10.27 ¢/kWh 10.59 ¢/kWh -3.02%
Texas 12.74 ¢/kWh 11.96 ¢/kWh 6.5%
Utah 10.04 ¢/kWh 10.17 ¢/kWh -1.2%
Vermont 18.39 ¢/kWh 19.39 ¢/kWh -5.1%
Virginia 11.39 ¢/kWh 12.12 ¢/kWh -6.02%
Washington 9.8 ¢/kWh 9.42 ¢/kWh 4.03%
West Virginia 11.11 ¢/kWh 11.27 ¢/kWh -1.4%
Wisconsin 13.99 ¢/kWh 14.71 ¢/kWh -4.8%
Wyoming 10.86 ¢/kWh 10.59 ¢/kWh 2.5%
United States 13.34 ¢/kWh 12.85 ¢/kWh 3.8%

Estimating electric bills in your state

Monthly energy bills in the U.S. are determined by two factors: the location of the home and the amount of electricity it uses. To estimate your monthly energy bill, simply multiply the average U.S. home’s electricity usage (897 kWh) by the cost per kWh in your state for that month. For example, the average cost per kWh for homes in Texas was 12.74 cents, which would result in an average bill of around $114.27 (897 kWh x 12.74 cents).

Use the interactive map below to find your state’s latest average rate, how it compares to other states, and the change from the previous month.

Most expensive electricity rates in the U.S.

State February 2021 February 2020 % change
Hawaii 32.36 33.37 -3.03
Oklahoma 24.77 9.32 165.77
Rhode Island 24.09 22.64 6.4
Connecticut 22.69 23.7 -4.2
Massachusetts 22.63 23.05 -1.8
California 22.53 21.7 3.8
Alaska 21.63 22.17 -2.4
New Hampshire 19.27 19.71 -2.2
New York 18.78 17.42 7.8
Vermont 18.39 19.39 -5.1

Cheapest electricity rates in the U.S.

State February 2021 February 2020 % change
Missouri 9.35 9.37 -0.2
Nebraska 9.41 10.01 -5.9
North Dakota 9.44 9.28 1.7
Idaho 9.62 9.45 1.8
Washington 9.8 9.42 4.03
Louisiana 10 8.87 12.7
Utah 10.04 10.17 -1.2
Tennessee 10.27 10.59 -3.02
Kentucky 10.3 10.43 -1.2
Montana 10.68 11.3 -5.4

Largest annual increase in electricity rates in the U.S.

State February 2021 February 2020 % change
Oklahoma 24.77 9.32 165.77
Arkansas 13.99 9.89 41.4
Louisiana 10 8.87 12.7
South Dakota 12.31 11.11 10.8
New York 18.78 17.42 7.8
Texas 12.74 11.96 6.5
Michigan 16.95 15.92 6.47
Rhode Island 24.09 22.64 6.40
Colorado 12.61 11.89 6.06
Georgia 11.67 11.06 5.5

Largest annual decrease in electricity rates in the U.S.

State February 2021 February 2020 % change
Maryland 12.46 13.35 -6.6
Virginia 11.39 12.12 -6.02
Nebraska 9.41 10.01 -5.9
Montana 10.68 11.3 -5.49
Vermont 18.39 19.39 -5.1
Wisconsin 13.99 14.71 -4.8
Delaware 11.99 12.59 -4.7
Maine 16.24 17.04 -4.6
Pennsylvania 13.08 13.7 -4.5
Illinois 12.26 12.81 -4.2

What is deregulated energy?

If you live in a deregulated area, you have the power to choose your energy provider. Deregulated markets allow energy providers to compete for our business, often leading to lower rates and energy promotions.

Deregulation also frequently results in lower average electric rates. For example, many areas in Texas benefit from the deregulated market – and those benefits are reflected in the state’s low average electricity rates. Here are a few figures from the EIA to consider:

  • Residential electricity rates in Texas are more than 8.6 percent lower than the national average.
  • Commercial electricity rates in Texas are about 25 percent lower than the national average.
  • Industrial electricity rates in Texas are more than 23 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas generates the most wind energy in the country and is within the top five states in solar energy.

Deregulated service areas

There are several states with deregulated energy markets.

California Connecticut Illinois
Maine Maryland Massachusetts
New Hampshire New Jersey New York
Ohio Pennsylvania Texas

Electricity rates in my area

As mentioned above, electricity rates vary according to the state in which you reside. Even within a state, this is true. In Texas, for example, rates vary according to the utility that serves your region. That’s why it’s important to concentrate on your location. Your question may well be: How do I find electric rates near me? Or How can I search for electricity rates in my area?

With Save On Energy, you don’t to start a complicated search and scour through the results just to answer those questions. Instead of that search for “electricity rates in my area,” simply enter your ZIP code on this page. No matter which state or region of a state you live in, you’ll see rates specific to your area.

Those rates will come from respected providers or suppliers.

See rates below for some Texas cities.

Houston Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.057 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.065 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.072 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.102 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.105 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.108 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.111 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.114 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Bronze Eagle 24 24 months $0.118 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.120 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.140 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.148 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/18/2021, 3:44:54 PM CDT for ZIP Code 77057. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Dallas Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.057 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.072 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.102 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.106 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Bronze Eagle 24 24 months $0.108 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.108 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free Crystal Clear 12 Preferred 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.110 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.119 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.147 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/18/2021, 3:44:55 PM CDT for ZIP Code 75001. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Fort Worth Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.057 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.072 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.102 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.106 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Bronze Eagle 24 24 months $0.108 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.108 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free Crystal Clear 12 Preferred 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.110 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.119 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.147 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/18/2021, 3:44:55 PM CDT for ZIP Code 76006. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Calculating energy consumption per kWh

It’s important to understand how your energy consumption is calculated when comparing electric plans. Understanding your household’s average energy usage can help you find the right plan to fit your needs when shopping on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace – and you might even discover new ways to save on your energy consumption.

If you’re interested in calculating your household’s energy usage, see our calculation guide. Once you understand your consumption, enter your ZIP code above to begin comparing electric rates in your area.

Frequently asked questions

How much energy does the average household consume?

The average American residential household consumes about 897 kWh per month.

Which states consume the most energy?

The EIA reported North Dakota consumes the most residential energy per capita.

Which state consumes the least energy?

According to the EIA, Hawaii consumes the least amount of residential energy per capita.

What influences electricity rates in my area?

There are several factors that can impact how much you pay for electricity, including:

  • Location
  • Seasonality
  • Weather conditions
  • Consumption habits
  • Fuel costs
  • Power grid operation and functionality

How can I lower my monthly energy bill?

The most reliable way to lower your electric bill is by cutting down on your energy consumption. The SaveOnEnergy Learning Center has several helpful guides with tips on how to reduce your energy usage.

However, you will only be able to save so much if you are locked into an energy plan with a high rate. If you are interested in securing a lower energy rate or finding a new plan, SaveOnEnergy is here to help. Enter your ZIP code above or call the number on your screen to see available rates in your area.

Shop electricity rates with SaveOnEnergy

With the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, you can shop and compare electricity plans to find a rate and plan to fit your energy needs. We’ll show you today’s low rates from trusted energy providers in your area. Simply enter your ZIP code to get started!

  1. Shop cheap electricity rates. We work with top retail electricity providers to ensure that our customers get the best quality product and service. Our online marketplace allows you to customize and filter options to show electricity rates and plans that fit your needs.
  2. Sign up easily. If you’re confident in your choice, you can sign up online. If you’re not sure which plan to choose or you’d like to go over a plan’s details, call to speak to one of our energy experts. Either way, the process is quick and easy.
  3. Start saving. After you sign up for your electricity plan, your energy provider will handle the rest. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your retail energy choice.

Energy resources

Ready to learn more about the ins and outs of energy? Here are a few important resources that can help answer your questions.

Updated: 6/18/2021

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