MERIC NEWS LETTER

Preliminary 2010 Electric Rates Released

Missouri's electrical rates remained low in 2010 according to preliminary information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Missouri's 7.49 cents per per kilowatt-hour (kWh, the industry standard measurement) for commercial service made it the eighth lowest for the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

US Map Commercial Electric Rates

The Show-Me State's 9.11 cents/kWh for residential ranked 14th lowest in the nation.

US Map of Residential Electric Rates

Missouri's industrial electricity rate, at 5.53 cents per kWh, ranked the state 10th in that category.

US map of Industrial Electric Rates

An average of all the categories combined showed that Missouri was the 17th lowest in the nation for electric rates, at 7.81 cents per kWh.

US Map of Average Electric Rates

Most and Least Costly
Hawaii's position as most expensive state for electricity hasn't changed since 2004. The net electricity importer Aloha State was again the most costly overall for electricity in 2010, at 25.12 cents/kWh.

Wyoming was the least costly state for 2010 on average across all rate categories at 6.20 cents/kWh.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy 

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