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Bills and Rates

Paying less with public power

Electricity prices and usage varies from state to state, and in most states, public power customers have the lowest rates and the smallest average bills compared with customers of other utility types.

Here's a look at how much public power customers pay - and save - in each state.

Note: The average monthly bill is the bundled rate for average usage in the state. Comparative savings only apply to average bills for residential customers buying electricity from their utility and do not include retail choice customers.

Average monthly residential bill

Public power: $109

Co-operative: $136

Investor-owned utility: $114

 

 

 

State Average monthly bill Public power savings Lowest average bill?
Alabama $131 18% Yes
Alaska $109 17% Yes
Arizona $128 n/a  
Arkansas $93 24% Yes
California $99 30% Yes
Colorado $77 33%  
Connecticut $113 24% Yes
Delaware $113 14% Yes
Florida $120 12% Yes
Georgia $119 15% Yes
Idaho $77 35% Yes
Illinois $103 35%  
Indiana $92 40% Yes
Iowa $87 47% Yes
Kansas $100 22% Yes
Kentucky $110 15% Yes
Louisiana $111 16% Yes
Maine $87 12%  
Maryland $89 42% Yes
Massachusetts $101 22% Yes
Michigan $77 25% Yes
Minnesota $87 33%  
Mississippi $116 18% Yes
Missouri $103 25% Yes
Montana $81 29% Yes
Nebraska $108 16% Yes
Nevada $109 21%  
New Hampshire $83 29% Yes
New Jersey $122 n/a  
New Mexico $70 22% Yes
New York $142 n/a  
North Carolina $121 13%  
North Dakota $112 22%  
Ohio $91 41% Yes
Oklahoma $106 23%  
Oregon $96 18% Yes
Pennsylvania $100 14% Yes
Rhode Island $90 26% Yes
South Carolina $116 27% Yes
South Dakota $98 39% Yes
Tennessee $128 11%  
Texas $112 16%  
Utah $71 21% Yes
Vermont $78 24% Yes
Virginia $126 18% Yes
Washington $93 23% Yes
West Virginia $84 40% Yes
Wisconsin $73 45% Yes
Wyoming $84 34% Yes

 

 

 

Average public power electric bill by state