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California Electricity Rates & Consumption

Electricity Rates in CA

^ The average residential electricity rate in California is 15.34¢/kWh, which ranks 8th in the U.S. [1]

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Electricity Consumption in CA

^ Electricity consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month, which ranks 48th in the nation.[1]

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Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in California

Residential electricity bills in California


  • Residential electricity bills in CA [1]
    • The average monthly residential electricity bill in California is $88, which ranks 42nd in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity bill in California is 17.76% less than the national average monthly bill of $107.
    • Average monthly residential electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $75 to $203.

Residential electricity rates in California


  • Residential electricity rates in CA [1]
    • Residential electricity rates in California average 15.34¢/kWh, which ranks the state 8th in the nation.
    • The average residential electricity rate of 15.34¢/kWh in CA is 29.12% greater than the national average residential rate of 11.88¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢/kWh to 37.34¢/kWh.

Residential electricity consumption in California


  • Residential electricity consumption in CA [1]
    • Residential electricity consumption in California averages 573 kWh/month, which ranks 48th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity consumption in CA is 36.54% less than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.
    • Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254 kWh/mo.

Commercial Electricity Rates & Consumption in California

Commercial electricity bills in California


  • Commercial electricity bills in CA [2]
    • The average monthly commercial electricity bill in California is $742, which ranks 9th in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity bill in California is 17.97% greater than the national average monthly bill of $629.
    • Average monthly commercial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $334 to $3,288.

Commercial electricity rates in California


  • Commercial electricity rates in CA [2]
    • Commercial electricity rates in California average 13.41¢/kWh, which ranks the state 7th in the nation.
    • The average commercial electricity rate of 13.41¢/kWh in CA is 32.9% greater than the national average commercial rate of 10.09¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of commercial electricity rates in the U.S. is 6.86¢/kWh to 34.88¢/kWh.

Commercial electricity consumption in California


  • Commercial electricity consumption in CA [2]
    • Commercial electricity consumption in California averages 5,532 kWh/month, which ranks 30th in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity consumption in CA is 11.32% less than the national average consumption of 6,238 kWh/month.
    • Monthly commercial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 3,244 kWh/mo. to 27,352 kWh/mo.

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Industrial Electricity Rates & Consumption in California

Industrial electricity bills in California


  • Industrial electricity bills in CA [3]
    • The average monthly industrial electricity bill in California is $5,561, which ranks 34th in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity bill in California is 25.68% less than the national average monthly bill of $7,483.
    • Average monthly industrial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $1,285 to $993,225.

Industrial electricity rates in California


  • Industrial electricity rates in CA [3]
    • Industrial electricity rates in California average 10.49¢/kWh, which ranks the state 8th in the nation.
    • The average industrial electricity rate of 10.49¢/kWh in CA is 57.27% greater than the national average industrial rate of 6.67¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of industrial electricity rates in the U.S. is 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.

Industrial electricity consumption in California


  • Industrial electricity consumption in CA [3]
    • Industrial electricity consumption in California averages 53,013 kWh/month, which ranks 41st in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity consumption in CA is 52.73% less than the national average consumption of 112,158 kWh/month.
    • Monthly industrial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 18,333 kWh/mo. to 18,198,000 kWh/mo.

Household Income in California

Income Breakdown in California [4]


Income Summary for California


    • Household income: The state of California has a median household income is $69,467, versus $58,522 for the U.S.[4]
    • Compared to the U.S.: Median household income in California is approximately 19 percent greater than the median income for the U.S. as a whole.[4]
    • Poverty level: Approximately 16 percent of households in CA have incomes below the poverty level.[4]
    • Electric bills: The average residential electricity bill in California is about $88/month, ranking 42nd in the U.S. and 17.76% less than the national average of $107.[5]

Household Income: California vs. Nation [4]



Additional information about California

About California

The state of California has a population of approximately 37,253,956, ranking 1st in the nation.[6]

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More about California utilities

For more information about California electricity, or for additional resources regarding electricity & utilities in your state, visit the Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Seven southern states (AL, FL, GA, SC, TN, TX & VA) are often in the top ten in electricity consumption due to high cooling demand.

California Cities

References

1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

2. ^ U.S. Department of Energy

3. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

4. ^ United States Census Bureau

5. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau

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