Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Average Industrial User Cost For Electricity
(Cents per Kilowatt/Hour), 1999

Table 34
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Hampshire 9.36   27 Colorado 4.28
2 Hawaii 8.89   28 Mississippi 4.25
3 Vermont 8.21   29 Washington 4.21
4 Rhode Island 7.89   30 Montana 4.19
5 Connecticut 7.71   31 Maryland 4.13
6 New Jersey 7.65   32 Georgia 4.13
7 Massachusetts 7.50   33 Louisiana 4.03
8 Maine 6.80   34 Texas 4.02
9 NEW YORK 6.52   35 Alabama 3.91
10 Arizona 6.27   36 Wisconsin 3.88
11 California 6.15   37 Indiana 3.85
12 Illinois 5.21   38 South Carolina 3.82
13 Michigan 5.11   39 Iowa 3.80
14 Nevada 5.04   40 West Virginia 3.80
15 South Dakota 4.71   41 Virginia 3.68
16 Florida 4.65   42 Tennessee 3.64
17 Ohio 4.62   43 Oregon 3.56
18 Missouri 4.58   44 Oklahoma 3.55
19 Pennsylvania 4.52   45 Kentucky 3.33
20 Minnesota 4.51   46 Wyoming 3.21
21 North Carolina 4.51   47 Utah 3.16
22 North Dakota 4.50   48 Idaho 2.86
23 Kansas 4.47     Alaska NA
24 Arkansas 4.43     Nebraska NA
25 Delaware 4.42   U.S. average 4.63
26 New Mexico 4.40   N.Y.S. % above avg. 40.8%
Source: Edison Electric Institute
Average industrial rates have declined by 15 percent in New York, and 6 percent nationally, since 1995-96.