Monthly Average Retail Price of Electricity - Residential

The average price per kilowatt-hour represents the total bill divided by the kilowatt-hour usage. The total bill is the sum of all items appearing on an electricity bill such as fixed costs, variable rate per kWh, taxes, surcharges, late fees, and even credits for rebates.
(Prices last updated 06/07/2017.)

Statewide

Cents per Kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh)

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
January 17.3 16.5 19.3 19.5 18.0 16.8 17.3 17.1 17.1 17.3 16.1
February 17.5 16.8 19.8 21.7 19.0 16.6 17.5 17.9 17.0 17.7 15.9
March 17.0 16.9 19.0 20.9 18.3 16.7 17.6 18.0 16.7 16.9 16.6
April   17.4 17.8 19.6 17.8 16.7 17.5 19.0 16.9 17.9 16.9
May   17.7 18.1 20.6 18.6 17.4 18.4 19.1 17.2 19.4 17.5
June   17.9 18.8 20.9 19.3 18.3 19.1 19.1 18.5 20.0 18.1
July   18.0 18.7 20.3 20.0 18.5 19.3 19.6 19.1 20.2 17.2
August   18.0 18.4 19.5 19.2 18.2 19.3 19.0 18.5 21.3 17.7
September   18.4 18.4 19.4 19.6 19.0 18.8 20.1 18.8 19.9 17.2
October   18.3 18.3 19.4 18.9 18.4 18.8 18.4 19.2 18.0 17.5
November   17.8 18.2 19.5 18.5 17.4 17.9 18.3 17.0 16.9 16.9
December   17.2 17.5 19.3 18.2 17.5 17.3 17.7 17.8 16.6 16.7

Source: U.S. DOE, Energy Information Administration.
"Electric Power Monthly"

EIA data released approximately 2.5 months after month ends.