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Michigan’s Households Pay Nation’s 12th Highest Rates For Electricity

Michigan households paid the nation's 12th highest average electricity rates to the state’s utilities in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Michigan’s regulated utilities charged an average of 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), which is 15% more than the national average retail rate of 10.59 cents. Households in this state paid substantially more than those in the bordering states of Indiana (9.92 cents), Ohio (9.44 cents) and Wisconsin (10.82 cents).

Hawaii led the nation in average electricity rates at 27.55 cents per kWh and Louisiana had the lowest costs at 7.51 cents per kWh.

Michigan Capitol Confidential is the news source produced by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Michigan Capitol Confidential reports with a free-market news perspective.