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Who Buys Source

States with the greatest number of electric customers (all segments) in 2006 (totals in millions): 1. California, 14.521; 2. Texas, 10.732; 3. Florida, 9.413; 4. New York, 7.843; 5. Pennsylvania, 5.885; 6. Illinois, 5.596; 7. Ohio, 5.519; 8. Michigan, 4.827; 9. North Carolina, 4.644; 10. Georgia, 4.469.
  

Energy Information Administration, 2008

Breaking down the category of customers served by electric utilities in 2007, by share of sales: Residential, 43.2%; commercial, 37.9%; industrial, 18.7%; transportation, 0.2%.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

When They Buy Source

Monthly retail sales of electricity to all U.S. consumers (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) (2-year average, 2006-2007): January, 7.9%; February, 7.5%; March, 7.5%; April, 7.1%; May, 7.6%; June, 9.0%; July, 10.2%; August, 10.6%; September, 9.2%; October, 8.1%; November, 7.4%; December, 7.9%.

Energy Information Administration, 2008


How They Buy Source

States with the highest average monthly residential electric bills in 2006: 1. Hawaii, $154.18; 2. Texas, $149.29; 3. Florida, $133.30; 4. Connecticut, $126.64; 5. Mississippi, $121.27; 6. Louisiana, $115.23; 7. Alabama, $113.99; 8. Delaware, $110.18; 9. Nevada, $108.19; 10. South Carolina, $107.89.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

States with the lowest average monthly residential electric bills in 2006: 1. New Mexico, $55.60; 2. Utah, $58.79; 3. Colorado, $62.74; 4. Illinois, $64.85; 5. Wyoming, $65.50; 6. Michigan, $65.55; 7. Idaho, $66.36; 8. Montana, $67.50; 9. West Virginia, $68.27; 10. Minnesota, $70.85.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

States with the highest average monthly commercial electric bills in 2006: 1. District of Columbia, $3,140.14; 2. Maryland, $1,106.08; 3. Connecticut, $1,039.97; 4. Hawaii, $1,015.75; 5. New York, $977.89; 6. Massachusetts, $907.86; 7. New Jersey, $827.56; 8. Delaware, $758.23; 9. California, $743.78; 10. Rhode Island, $738.05.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

States with the lowest average monthly commercial electric bills in 2006: 1. West Virginia, $260.45; 2. Idaho, $269.79; 3. Montana, $300.82; 4. Nebraska, $311.57; 5. South Dakota, $340.91; 6. Iowa, $342.62; 7. Kentucky, $351.32; 8. Colorado, $365.01; 9. Wyoming, $387.59; 10. Arkansas, $392.66.
 

Energy Information Administration, 2008

Average monthly residential electric bills in 2006, by region: New England, $102.25; Middle Atlantic, $93.21; East North Central, $72.90; West North Central, $76.35; South Atlantic, $110.96; East South Central, $102.41; West South Central, $133.72; Mountain, $79.46; Pacific Contiguous, $81.73; Pacific Noncontiguous, $132.88.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

Average monthly commercial electric bills in 2006, by region: New England, $801.50; Middle Atlantic, $799.51; East North Central, $529.29; West North Central, $402.30; South Atlantic, $615.53; East South Central, $415.70; West South Central, $579.09; Mountain, $457.89; Pacific Contiguous, $669.31; Pacific Noncontiguous, $843.94.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

The average monthly residential electric bill in the U.S. for 2006 was $95.66, up from $81.42 in 2004 and $76.74 in 2002, while the average monthly commercial electric bill ran $596.47, compared to $503.08 in 2004 and $478.41 in 2002.

Energy Information Administration, 2008


Where They Buy Source

As of September 2008, the following states had deregulated electric utility legislation in place: Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Energy Information Administration, 2009

Among utility companies, top 5 sellers of electricity in 2006 based on number of customers: 1. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 5,108,588; 2. Southern California Edison Co., 4,755,399; 3. Florida Power & Light Co., 4,409,566; 4. Commonwealth Edison Co., 3,727,843; 5. Consolidated Edison Co. (New York), 2,918,466.
 

Energy Information Administration, 2008

The 6-10 ranked utility companies in 2006, based on number of customers: 6. Virginia Electric & Power Co., 2,328,219; 7. Georgia Power Company, 2,287,987; 8. Duke Energy Carolinas, 2,284,274; 9. Detroit Edison Co., 2,166,478; 10. TXU Energy Retail Co., 2,142,721.
 

Energy Information Administration, 2008

States producing the most revenue from sales of electricity (all sectors -- residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) in 2007 (totals in billions): 1. Texas, $34.453; 2. California, $33.606; 3. Florida, $23.796; 4. New York, $22.905; 5. Pennsylvania, $13.718; 6. Ohio, $12.735; 7. Illinois, $12.648; 8. New Jersey, $10.842; 9. Georgia, $10.724; 10. North Carolina, $10.220; 11. Michigan, $9.412; 12. Massachusetts, $8.651.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

Business Trends Source

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that overall electricity consumption will decline by 0.3% in 2009, while residential electricity prices will rise 5.0% in 2009.

Energy Information Administration, 2009

Through the first nine months of 2008, residential electricity rates in the U.S. averaged 11.29 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to 10.65 cents per KWH through the first nine months of 2007. Commercial electricity rates averaged 10.31 cents per KWH for the first three quarters of 2008, compared to 9.68 cents during the first three quarters of 2007.

Energy Information Administration, 2009

Through the first nine months of 2008, states with the highest average retail price for residential electricity service (based on cents per kilowatt hour): 1. Hawaii, 32.40; 2. Connecticut, 19.21; 3. New York, 18.65; 4. Rhode Island, 17.24; 5. Massachusetts, 17.18; 6. Alaska, 16.34; 7. New Jersey, 16.02; 8. Maine, 15.96; 9. New Hampshire, 15.48; 10. Vermont, 14.57. States with the lowest average rates: 1. Idaho, 6.93; 2. West Virginia, 6.98; 3. North Dakota, 7.48; 4. Washington, 7.55; 5. Kentucky, 7.64; 6. Nebraska, 7.87; 7. Missouri, 7.99; 8. Wyoming, 8.09; 9. South Dakota, 8.19; 10. Utah, 8.38.   

Energy Information Administration, 2009

Total retail sales of electricity to ultimate consumers increased 2.1% in 2007 to 3.748 trillion kilowatt hours, up from 3.670 trillion kilowatt hours in 2006.
 

Energy Information Administration, 2008

The amount of revenue derived from sales of electricity to ultimate consumers increased 4.9% in 2007 to $342.569 billion, up from $326.506 billion in 2006. Revenue in 2005 totaled $296.434 billion.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

Average retail price per kilowatt hour for U.S. electric utilities (all sectors) was 9.14 cents in 2007, compared to 8.90 cents in 2006 and 8.14 cents in 2005.

Energy Information Administration, 2008

The average price per kilowatt hour for different electric utility customer sectors during 2007: Residential, 10.64 cents; commercial, 9.67 cents; industrial, 6.36 cents; transportation, 10.40 cents.

Energy Information Administration, 2008