U.S. industrial consumer price of retail electricity 1970-2019

This statistic gives the industrial consumer prices for retail electricity in the United States between 1970 and 2019. In 2019, industrial consumers paid an average price of around 6.83 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour of electricity.

Average retail electricity price for industrial consumers in the U.S. from 1970 to 2019 (in U.S. cents per kilowatt hour)*

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Prices are not adjusted for inflation.
Retail electricity prices paid by ultimate customers, reported by electric utilities and other energy service providers.
For 1960–2002, prices exclude agriculture and irrigation.

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