U.S. commercial consumer price for retail electricity 1970-2018

This statistic gives the average retail price for electricity in the U.S. commercial sector between 1970 and 2018. In 2018, the average price of electricity for the commercial sector reached 10.67 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour.

Average retail price of commercial electricity in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018 (in U.S. cents per kilowatt hour)*

Price in U.S. cents per kilowatt hour
201810.67
201710.66
201610.43
201510.64
201410.74
201310.26
201210.09
201110.24
201010.19
200910.16
200810.26
20079.65
20069.46
20058.67
20007.43
19957.69
19907.34
19857.27
19805.5
19753.5
19702.1
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Includes taxes.
Retail electricity prices paid by ultimate customers, reported by electric utilities and other energy service providers.
For 1960 to 2002, prices exclude public street and highway lighting, interdepartmental sales, and other sales to public authorities.

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