Average electricity costs in Kentucky were 4.63 cents per kilowatt-hour during 2004, the lowest in the United States for the third consecutive year. Kentucky's average electricity costs are lower than all other states. Some states such as California and several New England states have average electricity costs that are two to two-and-one-half times the average electricity costs in Kentucky. All Kentuckians enjoy the many advantages of low-cost power due to Kentucky coal.
Average Revenue per KWh for All Sectors of Consumers by State, 2004
KWh = Kilowatt-hour
Note: The average revenue per kilowatt-hour of electricity sold is calculated by dividing revenue* by sales.
*Includes energy charges, demand charges, consumer service charges, environmental surcharges, fuel adjustments, and other miscellaneous charges. Taxes assessed on the consumer, "pass through" taxes, are not recorded in the operating revenues of the utility and are not included; however, taxes assessed on the utility are included in the electric utility's operating revenue.
Source: U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration, Electric Sales and Revenue, 2004.