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Report: CT Has Highest Electricity Rates in Continental U.S.

February 13, 2018 By Staff
Report: CT Has Highest Electricity Rates in Continental U.S.

Another non-partisan report confirms the widespread belief that Connecticut is an expensive place to live.

According to a new post from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, Connecticut had the highest rates for residential electricity in the continental U.S. in 2016.

EIA shared a graphic comparing the highest-cost states and the lowest-cost states:

EIA’s map of average electricity expenditures showed that states like New York, Vermont, and Maine had comparatively-low average electricity spending per capita in 2016.

EIA also noted residential customers in Connecticut spent more on electricity per capita than most other states in 2016:

Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging 27.5 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) in 2016—more than twice the national average. However, residential customers in four states spent more per household for electricity that year: South Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut, and Maryland. In South Carolina, the average residential electricity customer spent $1,753 for electricity in 2016, about $400 more than the U.S. average and almost twice as much as the average customer in New Mexico.

Hat-tip to Connecticut government affairs professional Julie Cammarata, who tweeted about the EIA post on Tuesday morning: