Connecticut 3rd Highest Electric Rate Nationwide.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” reports released last month for May 2014 shows that Connecticut has the third highest residential electric rate nationwide at an average of 20.18 cents per Kilowatt hour. In contrast Washington State has the lowest rate at 8.93 cents per Kilowatt hour.
Year to year New England has had the highest price hike of 11.31% and the Pacific Contiguous (California, Oregon, Washington) has had the lowest increase of 1.69%.
Out of the end-use sectors residential, commercial, industrial and transportation the residential sector accounts for the majority of sales and still pays the most cents per Kilowatt hour for electricity.
To read the full 222 page report by the EIA click here and additional information at Builder Housing Data Average residential electric bills.