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State Energy Data Release—April 12, 2013


State-level estimates of retail electricity consumption, prices, and expenditures for 2011

State-level estimates for retail electricity, for data year 2011, are available at SEDS Updates.  Data highlights include the following:

  • U.S. consumption of retail electricity totaled 12.8 quadrillion Btu in 2011, which was virtually unchanged from 2010.  The top consuming States were Texas, California, and Florida.
  • U.S. retail electricity prices averaged $29.12 per million Btu in 2011, a 1-percent increase from 2010.  Prices ranged from $18.87 per million Btu in Idaho to $92.78 per million Btu in Hawaii.
  • U.S. retail electricity expenditures totaled $368 billion in 2011, a 1-percent increase from 2010.  For 2011, the residential sector accounted for 45 percent of total expenditures, the commercial sector accounted for 37 percent, the industrial sector accounted for 18 percent, and the transportation sector accounted for less than 1 percent.                                      

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 2011 will be released in June 2013.

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