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A Glance at Electricity Rates Across the Nation

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The five states with the most expensive cost per kilowatt-hour for commercial users (including schools), as of February 1997:
Vermont 12.8 cents
Maine 11.8
New York 11.4
New Hampshire 10.9
Rhode Island 10.7
States with the least expensive rates:
Idaho 4.4
Oklahoma 4.8
Oregon 5.0
Nebraska (tie) 5.0
Missouri 5.1
Kentucky (tie) 5.1
U.S. average 7.37 cents

SOURCE: U.S. National Energy Information Center.

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