Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

Average Commercial user Cost For Electricity
(Cents per Kilowatt/Hour), 1999

Table 35
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Hawaii 11.87   27 Florida 6.40
2 NEW YORK 11.42   28 North Dakota 6.32
3 New Hampshire 11.24   29 Mississippi 6.13
4 Vermont 11.24   30 South Carolina 6.12
5 Maine 10.59   31 Montana 6.01
6 Connecticut 9.90   32 North Carolina 5.98
7 New Jersey 9.79   33 Missouri 5.91
8 California 9.66   34 Wisconsin 5.90
9 Rhode Island 9.17   35 Kansas 5.89
10 Massachusetts 8.72   36 Washington 5.86
11 Arizona 7.94   37 Arkansas 5.67
12 Michigan 7.90   38 West Virginia 5.53
13 Iowa 7.72   39 Indiana 5.52
14 Ohio 7.70   40 Colorado 5.44
15 Illinois 7.62   41 Oklahoma 5.37
16 New Mexico 7.52   42 Utah 5.12
17 Delaware 6.84   43 Oregon 5.05
18 Maryland 6.84   44 Tennessee 5.03
19 South Dakota 6.73   45 Wyoming 4.97
20 Pennsylvania 6.68   46 Virginia 4.94
21 Nevada 6.67   47 Kentucky 4.69
22 Georgia 6.62   48 Idaho 4.21
23 Minnesota 6.56     Alaska NA
24 Alabama 6.48     Nebraska NA
25 Texas 6.44   U.S. average 7.41
26 Louisiana 6.43   N.Y.S. % above avg. 54%
Source: Edison Electric Institute
Businesses in every area of the state typically cite energy costs as one of the major competitive problems facing New York