Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.
The Energy Information Association released its most recent data comparing how much Americans pay, on average, for electricity in each state. The results vary widely, and are not at all predictable.
Residents of Utah pay the least every month, with an average of $68.43, while residents of Hawaii pay the most, with a monthly average of $168.86, a more than $100 difference. Other states where you’d expect to see higher bills because of colder temperatures include Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, but these locations made the top five in lowest costs with averages between $77 and $78 a month. And New Mexico, where temperatures get very hot in the summer, came in second with a monthly average of $69.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.