I need some help from my followers 7

I'm working on a story about electricity prices and I'm having a hard time finding detailed info on peak vs off-peak rates in various parts of the country. How much do you pay and what state do you live in?

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  • Kelly Garcia

    I live in South Texas and am paying 11.8 cents a KWH. It is a "Green" rate (wind generated and solar opposed to coal burning) so it is a little more. I know AEP is advertising 10.5 cents per KWH right now, but that is traditional power (read as coal burning).

    With the previous bank I worked for we were able to get a corporate variable rate. The lowest it got was 3.9 cents a KWH and the highest was 7.9 cents a KWH. However they had a TDSP charge that when factored in I had an effective rate of around 11.5 cents a KWH.

  • John Tamplin


    I am currently on the standard rate plan in Georgia (those rates cover more area though), with a marginal rate of $.090126/kWh in the summer (June-September) and $.044190/kWh the rest of the time.

    They also have an EV rate which gets the super-off-peak rate (11pm-7am) down to $.0125/kWh, but the peak rate goes up dramatically to $.192948/kWh — for my usage patterns, the money I would save charging my EV would be dwarfed by higher costs during the day. The only way that would make sense for me is if I had some whole-house UPS where I could fulfill peak usage with energy stored from the super-off-peak times.

  • John Tamplin

    I am sure in some areas electricity is more expensive (and it definitely is outside the US), but generally gas is also more expensive in those areas. I am currently paying about 7x less for electricity than I did for gas, so electricity would have to go up a lot and gas would have to get a lot cheaper for it to even be close.

  • Sam Abuelsamid

    +John Tamplin according to data from the Energy Information Agency, in March of this year, average residential rates ranged from 8.04 cents in Idaho to 37.05 cents in Hawaii. Unfortunately EIA doesn't break out peak/off-peak rates and few utilities do either except on individual bills.