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 12/05/2018.)

Statewide

Cents per Kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh)

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
January 17.7 17.3 16.5 19.3 19.5 18.0 16.8 17.3 17.1 17.1 17.3
February 18.2 17.5 16.8 19.8 21.7 19.0 16.6 17.5 17.9 17.0 17.7
March 17.5 17.0 16.9 19.0 20.9 18.3 16.7 17.6 18.0 16.7 16.9
April 18.0 17.3 17.4 17.8 19.6 17.8 16.7 17.5 19.0 16.9 17.9
May 18.5 18.5 17.7 18.1 20.6 18.6 17.4 18.4 19.1 17.2 19.4
June 19.3 18.8 17.9 18.8 20.9 19.3 18.3 19.1 19.1 18.5 20.0
July 19.4 18.8 17.9 18.7 20.3 20.0 18.5 19.3 19.6 19.1 20.2
August 19.0 18.6 18.0 18.4 19.5 19.2 18.2 19.3 19.0 18.5 21.3
September 19.3 18.8 18.4 18.4 19.4 19.6 19.0 18.8 20.1 18.8 19.9
October   18.8 18.3 18.3 19.4 18.9 18.4 18.8 18.4 19.2 18.0
November   17.8 17.7 18.2 19.5 18.5 17.4 17.9 18.3 17.0 16.9
December   17.0 17.2 17.5 19.3 18.2 17.5 17.3 17.7 17.8 16.6

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

EIA data released approximately 2.5 months after month ends.