Missouri Electric Rates Among the Lowest in the Nation
Missouri's electrical rates for 2009 were among the lowest in the in the nation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Missouri's 6.88 cents per per kilowatt-hour (kWh, the industry standard measurement) for commercial service made it the fourth lowest for the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
The Show-Me State's 8.39 cents/kWh for residential rates was seventh lowest in the nation.
Missouri's industrial electricity rate, at 5.32 cents per kWh, ranked the state 10th in that category.
An average of all the categories combined showed that Missouri was the 11th lowest in the nation for electric rates, at 7.24 cents per kWh.
Most and Least Costly
Hawaii's position as most expensive state for electricity hasn't changed since 2004. The net electricity importer Aloha State was again the most costly overall for electricity in 2009, at 21.2 cents/kWh.
Wyoming was the least costly state for 2009 on average across all rate categories at 6.08 cents/kWh.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy