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Table 34: Average Commercial User Cost for Electricity
(Cents per Kilowatt/Hour), 1995-96
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK 12.26 27 South Dakota 6.61
2 Hawaii 12.15 28 Texas 6.53
3 Connecticut 11.53 29 Alabama 6.47
4 New Hampshire 11.38 30 Kansas 6.42
5 California 10.45 31 South Carolina 6.26
6 Maine 10.37 32 Florida 6.23
7 New Jersey 10.25 33 Minnesota 6.23
8 Rhode Island 10.23 34 North Dakota 6.21
9 Massachusetts 9.98 35 Missouri 6.20
10 Vermont 9.93 36 North Carolina 6.03
11 Arizona 8.85 37 Virginia 5.93
12 Pennsylvania 8.39 38 Indiana 5.88
13 Colorado 8.35 39 Utah 5.78
14 Michigan 8.26 40 Wisconsin 5.76
15 Illinois 8.01 41 West Virginia 5.74
16 New Mexico 7.84 42 Oklahoma 5.41
17 Ohio 7.72 43 Montana 5.24
18 Georgia 7.27 44 Oregon 5.22
19 Arkansas 7.08 45 Tennessee 4.99
20 Mississippi 7.07 46 Wyoming 4.78
21 Iowa 6.99 47 Kentucky 4.60
22 Maryland 6.87 48 Idaho 4.32
23 Delaware 6.78 49 Alaska NA
24 Nevada 6.70 50 Nebraska NA
25 Washington 6.65 U.S. Average 7.86
26 Louisiana 6.62 N.Y.S. % above avg. 56.0%
Source: Edison Electric Institute


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