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Electricity rates by state

The average residential electricity rate in the U.S. is 14.92 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

(Updated August 2022)

The average electric price a business customer in the United States pays for electricity is 12.14 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 14.92 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

According to the EIA, the average Texas electricity rate is 13.15 cents per kWh. Interested in seeing where your state ranks? Our chart below outlines residential electric rates by state.

Electric rates by state

State May 2022 May 2021 % Change
Alabama 14.28 ¢/kWh 13.54 ¢/kWh 5.5%
Alaska 24.03 ¢/kWh 23.05 ¢/kWh 4.3%
Arizona 13.21 ¢/kWh 13.05 ¢/kWh 1.2%
Arkansas 12.19 ¢/kWh 11.17 ¢/kWh 9.1%
California 27.02 ¢/kWh 22.75 ¢/kWh 18.8%
Colorado 13.82 ¢/kWh 12.61 ¢/kWh 9.6%
Connecticut 24.81 ¢/kWh 22.08 ¢/kWh 12.4%
Delaware 14.30 ¢/kWh 13.41 ¢/kWh 6.6%
Florida 13.58 ¢/kWh 11.84 ¢/kWh 14.7%
Georgia 14.40 ¢/kWh 13.25 ¢/kWh 8.7%
Hawaii 43.11 ¢/kWh 32.80 ¢/kWh 31.4%
Idaho 10.29 ¢/kWh 10.35 ¢/kWh -0.6%
Illinois 15.26 ¢/kWh 14.25 ¢/kWh 7.1%
Indiana 15.16 ¢/kWh 14.21 ¢/kWh 6.7%
Iowa 14.08 ¢/kWh 13.39 ¢/kWh 5.2%
Kansas 14.12 ¢/kWh 13.78 ¢/kWh 2.5%
Kentucky 12.81 ¢/kWh 11.86 ¢/kWh 8%
Louisiana 11.97 ¢/kWh 11.68 ¢/kWh 2.5%
Maine 25.75 ¢/kWh 16.62 ¢/kWh 54.9%
Maryland 14.21 ¢/kWh 12.89 ¢/kWh 10.2%
Massachusetts 23.85 ¢/kWh 22.76 ¢/kWh 4.8.%
Michigan 17.83 ¢/kWh 17.69 ¢/kWh 0.8%
Minnesota 14.45 ¢/kWh 13.55 ¢/kWh 6.6%
Mississippi 13.11 ¢/kWh 12.42 ¢/kWh 5.6%
Missouri 11.95 ¢/kWh 11.46 ¢/kWh 4.3%
Montana 11.20 ¢/kWh 11.31 ¢/kWh -1%
Nebraska 11.08 ¢/kWh 11.37 ¢/kWh -2.6%
Nevada 13.56 ¢/kWh 11.14 ¢/kWh 21.7%
New Hampshire 23.05 ¢/kWh 19.96 ¢/kWh 15.5%
New Jersey 17.00 ¢/kWh 16.02 ¢/kWh 6.1%
New Mexico 12.95 ¢/kWh 13.30 ¢/kWh -2.6%
New York 21.85 ¢/kWh 19.89 ¢/kWh 9.9%
North Carolina 12.14 ¢/kWh 11.83 ¢/kWh 2.6%
North Dakota 11.89 ¢/kWh 11.94 ¢/kWh -0.4%
Ohio 13.74 ¢/kWh 13.04 ¢/kWh 5.4%
Oklahoma 12.42 ¢/kWh 10.93 ¢/kWh 13.6%
Oregon 11.56 ¢/kWh 11.59 ¢/kWh -0.3%
Pennsylvania 15.20 ¢/kWh 13.88 ¢/kWh 9.5%
Rhode Island 19.92 ¢/kWh 20.80 ¢/kWh -4.2%
South Carolina 13.97 ¢/kWh 13.19 ¢/kWh 5.9%
South Dakota 12.62 ¢/kWh 13.12 ¢/kWh -3.8%
Tennessee 12.04 ¢/kWh 11.53 ¢/kWh 4.4%
Texas 13.15 ¢/kWh 11.94 ¢/kWh 10.1%
Utah 10.66 ¢/kWh 10.12 ¢/kWh 5.3%
Vermont 20.49 ¢/kWh 19.60 ¢/kWh 4.5%
Virginia 13.02 ¢/kWh 12.25 ¢/kWh 6.3%
Washington 10.34 ¢/kWh 10.20 ¢/kWh 1.4%
West Virginia 13.98 ¢/kWh 12.56 ¢/kWh 11.3%
Wisconsin 16.10 ¢/kWh 15.31 ¢/kWh 5.2%
Wyoming 11.51 ¢/kWh 11.44 ¢/kWh 0.6%
United States 14.92 ¢/kWh 13.89 ¢/kWh 7.4%

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. You can use the SaveOnEnergy usage calculator to estimate the amount of electricity your home consumes.

If you’d rather estimate your monthly energy bill on your own, simply multiply the average U.S. home’s electricity usage (893 kWh) by the cost per kWh in your state for that month. For example, the average cost per kWh for homes in Kansas in May was 14.12 cents, which would result in an average bill of around $126.09 (893 kWh x 14.12 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 May 2022 May 2021 % Change
Hawaii 43.11 ¢/kWh 32.80 ¢/kWh 31.4%
California 27.02 ¢/kWh 22.75 ¢/kWh 18.8%
Maine 25.75 ¢/kWh 16.62 ¢/kWh 54.9%
Connecticut 24.81 ¢/kWh 22.08 ¢/kWh 12.4%
Alaska 24.03 ¢/kWh 23.05 ¢/kWh 4.3%
Massachusetts 23.85 ¢/kWh 22.76 ¢/kWh 4.8%
New Hampshire 23.05 ¢/kWh 19.96 ¢/kWh 15.5%
New York 21.85 ¢/kWh 19.89 ¢/kWh 9.9%
Vermont 20.49 ¢/kWh 19.60 ¢/kWh 4.5%
Rhode Island 19.92 ¢/kWh 20.80 ¢/kWh -4.2%

Cheapest electricity rates in the U.S.

State May 2022 May 2021 % Change
Idaho 10.29 ¢/kWh 10.35 ¢/kWh -0.6%
Washington 10.34 ¢/kWh 10.20 ¢/kWh 1.4%
Utah 10.66 ¢/kWh 10.12 ¢/kWh 5.3%
Nebraska 11.08 ¢/kWh 11.37 ¢/kWh -2.6%
Montana 11.20 ¢/kWh 11.31 ¢/kWh -1%
Wyoming 11.51 ¢/kWh 11.44 ¢/kWh 0.6%
Oregon 11.56 ¢/kWh 11.59 ¢/kWh -0.3%
North Dakota 11.89 ¢/kWh 11.94 ¢/kWh -0.4%
Missouri 11.95 ¢/kWh 11.46 ¢/kWh 4.3%
Louisiana 11.97 ¢/kWh 11.68 ¢/kWh 2.5%

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

State May 2022 May 2021 % Change
Maine 25.75 ¢/kWh 16.62 ¢/kWh 54.9%
Hawaii 43.11 ¢/kWh 32.80 ¢/kWh 31.4%
Nevada 13.56 ¢/kWh 11.14 ¢/kWh 21.7%
California 27.02 ¢/kWh 22.75 ¢/kWh 18.8%
New Hampshire 23.05 ¢/kWh 19.96 ¢/kWh 15.5%
Florida 13.58 ¢/kWh 11.84 ¢/kWh 14.7%
Oklahoma 12.42 ¢/kWh 10.93 ¢/kWh 13.6%
Connecticut 24.81 ¢/kWh 22.08 ¢/kWh 12.4%
West Virginia 13.98 ¢/kWh 12.56 ¢/kWh 11.3%
Maryland 14.21 ¢/kWh 12.89 ¢/kWh 10.2%

Eight states experienced a decrease in electricity rates from May 2021 to May 2022, Rhode Island, South Dakota, New Mexico, Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota and Oregon.

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 11.86 percent lower than the national average.
  • Commercial electricity rates in Texas are about 28.7 percent lower than the national average.
  • Industrial electricity rates in Texas are more than 4.79 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 where you live. 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 SaveOnEnergy, you don’t have 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
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.133 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.134 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.134 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.135 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.144 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 36 36 months $0.155 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Usage Bill Credit 36 months $0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.172 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.189 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.205 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - No Deposit & No Credit Check Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.214 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.247 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.252 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.262 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.272 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.274 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/15/2022, 4:19:51 AM 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
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.123 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.124 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.124 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.125 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.133 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 36 36 months $0.144 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Usage Bill Credit 36 months $0.149 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.161 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.179 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.199 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - No Deposit & No Credit Check Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.214 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.236 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.241 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.251 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.261 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 1K+ 24 24 months $0.261 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/15/2022, 4:19:51 AM 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
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.123 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.124 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.124 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.125 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.133 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 36 36 months $0.144 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Usage Bill Credit 36 months $0.149 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.161 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.179 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.199 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - No Deposit & No Credit Check Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.214 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.236 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.241 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.251 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 1K+ 24 24 months $0.261 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.261 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/15/2022, 4:19:51 AM 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 electricity 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.

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.

Frequently asked questions

How much energy does the average household consume? Expand / Collapse Toggle

The average American residential household consumes about 893 kWh per month.

Which states consume the most energy? Expand / Collapse Toggle

The EIA reported Louisiana consumes the most residential energy per capita.

Which state consumes the least energy? Expand / Collapse Toggle

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

What influences electricity rates in my area? Expand / Collapse Toggle

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? Expand / Collapse Toggle

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 explore available rates in your area.

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