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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.
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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?

One way to produce electricity is by hydropower, where electricity is generated by water spinning turbines attached to generators.

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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