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U.S. Energy Information Administration Powers State-by-State Electricity Rates Comparison

Public Utility Commission of Texas;

Using data from the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA), which tracks electricity prices by state, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas consumer guide “” notes that recent reports from the EIA show the average residential electricity rate in the U.S. is 12.80 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

To help certain customers better understand their electricity rates and select a provider, has compiled a database tool to help with that comparison.  To go directly to that page, click here:

Customers in Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey can use the ratefinder for comparisons. partners and a list of other non-participating providers are listed below.

Using, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas was seeking to developed a simple, easy-to-use comparison tool to take the legwork out of finding the right electricity plan.  The state-by-state rate finder shows where Texas rates rank in comparison with electricity rates in other states.  It’s an important metric to know, especially when calculating the cost of clean energy like OceanBased Perpetual Energy’s ocean energy as a percentage or overall comparison to traditional energy like oil and gas.

To use the state-by-state comparison, users can enter their ZIP code and click “Get Rates.”  There, they will see the providers, plans and rates available in their area.  The list can be filtered in a variety of ways – based on price, contract length, rate type, green energy or provider.

There is no cost to compare plans, read about different power providers, or call to ask questions.

Calculating energy consumption per kWh notes that it’s important to understand how energy consumption is calculated when comparing electric plans.  Understanding  average energy household usage can help deregulated energy market customers in Texas find the right plan to fit their needs when shopping on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, as well as discover new ways to save on energy consumption. also offers a household energy usage calculation guide.

How much energy does the average household consume?

The average American residential household consumes about 897 kWh per month.

Which states consume the most energy?

The EIA reported North Dakota consumes the most residential energy per capita.

Which state consumes the least energy?

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

What influences electricity rates in my area?

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 partners

These are energy companies has vetted:

Other retail energy providers

These are energy companies available in deregulated energy markets, but with which does not currently work.