U.S. electricity production costs by source 2000-2014

The statistic represents the costs of electricity production in the United States between 2000 and 2014, by source. In 2014, the production cost of electricity generated from coal was 3.29 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. The average cost of electricity in the U.S. came to 9.43 U.S. dollar cents in 2015.

The global consumption of electricity can be found here.

U.S. electricity production costs from 2000 to 2014, by source (in cents per kilowatt hour)*

CoalGasNuclearPetroleum
20143.294.582.422.49
20133.294.122.3421.56
20123.43.532.4823.78
20113.464.792.2524.08
20103.365.352.2518.06
20093.275.482.1214.16
20083.098.642.1519.2
20072.837.322.111.83
20062.787.62.0811.22
20052.678.812.069.81
20042.467.042.127.15
20032.377.022.177.53
20022.45.12.226.35
20012.438.032.246.59
20002.378.022.347.16
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Sources

Release date

2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Values in 2014 U.S. dollar cents.
According to the source, production costs equal the sum of operations and maintenance costs and fuel costs. Production costs do not include indirect costs and are based on FERC Form 1 filings submitted by regulated utilities. Production costs are modeled for utilities that are not regulated.
According to the source, production costs equal operations and maintenance costs plus fuel costs.

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