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Nebraska Energy Statistics

Annual Average Electricity Price Comparison
by State

Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems. As of 2020, the statewide average electricity price is the twelfth-lowest rate in the country, based on the latest federal figures. (States are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.) Nationally, electricity costs 18.1 percent more than it does in Nebraska. Across all sectors, Hawaii has the highest electricity rate (27.55 cents), and Louisiana has the lowest electricity rate (7.51 cents).

The archive has reports from prior years.

Annual Average Price
per Kilowatthour
by State

(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2020)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate
for All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Louisiana 7.51
2 Oklahoma 7.63
3 Idaho 7.99
4 Utah 8.27
4 Wyoming 8.27
5 Arkansas 8.32
Washington 8.33
6 Nevada 8.33
7 Texas 8.36
8 North Dakota 8.53
9 Kentucky 8.58
10 West Virginia 8.75
11 Oregon 8.82
12 Nebraska 8.97
12 Iowa 8.97
13 Mississippi 9.13
13 Montana 9.13
14 Virginia 9.16
15 New Mexico 9.33
16 North Carolina 9.43
17 Ohio 9.44
18 Tennessee 9.52
19 Missouri 9.64
20 Pennsylvania 9.70
21 Illinois 9.75
22 Alabama 9.84
23 South Carolina 9.90
24 Indiana 9.92
25 Georgia 9.93
26 South Dakota 10.06
26 Florida 10.06
27 Delware 10.24
28 Colorado 10.27
29 Kansas 10.38
30 Arizona 10.44
31 Minnesota 10.57
32 National Average 10.59
33 Wisconsin 10.82
34 Maryland 11.15
35 District of Columbia 11.90
36 Michigan 12.21
37 Maine 13.54
38 New Jersey 13.63
39 New York 14.87
40 Vermont 16.33
41 New Hampshire 16.63
42 California 18.00
43 Massachusetts 18.19
44 Rhode Island 18.54
45 Connecticut 19.13
46 Alaska 19.82
47 Hawaii 27.55

Sources: Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price, Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

Note: States are ranked so that equivalent prices are ranked at the same level.

This table was updated on January 26, 2022.
Typically, there is one year between updates.

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