West Virginians Pay One of the Lowest Rates for Electricity in the USA

Study: West Virginia electricity rates among lowest in nation

The Register Herald, April 2, 2014

A study of average annual electric rates by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that West Virginians paid the sixth-lowest residential electric rates in the country for 2013, the Public Service Commission reports.

In fact, West Virginians paid less for electricity than residents in any of our surrounding states.

The average 2013 retail price of electricity in West Virginia was 9.52 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.24 cents in Maryland, 12.82 cents in Pennsylvania, 11.91 cents in Ohio, 10.83 cents in Virginia and 9.71 cents in Kentucky.

The only states where residential customers paid less for electricity in 2013 were Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota and Washington, all which ranged between 8.67 and 9.51 cents per kilowatt hour.

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