STATE ENERGY DATA RELEASE—April 13, 2012
State-level estimates of retail electricity consumption, prices, and expenditures through 2010
State-level estimates for retail electricity sales for data year 2010 are available at SEDS Updates. Data highlights include the following:
- U.S. consumption of retail electricity totaled 12.8 quadrillion Btu in 2010, a 4-percent increase from 2009. The top consuming States were Texas, California, and Florida.
- U.S. retail electricity prices averaged $28.92 per million Btu in 2010, essentially the same as in 2009. Prices ranged from $18.28 per million Btu in Wyoming to $73.80 per million Btu in Hawaii.
- U.S. retail electricity expenditures totaled $366 billion in 2010, a 4-percent increase from 2009. For 2010, the residential sector accounted for 46 percent of total expenditures, the commercial sector accounted for 37 percent, the industrial sector accounted for 17 percent, and the transportation sector accounted for less than 1 percent.
The State Energy Data System (SEDS) provides annual State-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures by sector and energy source. A full set of State-level estimates for all fuels, all sectors, and all years through data year 2010 will be released by the end of June 2012.