‘Nebraska’s electrical rates among nation’s lowest’
The Nebraska State Chamber supports reliable, low-cost electric service as currently provided by existing public power entities. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Nebraska residential customers in 2015 paid the 11th lowest average retail price for electricity in America. At 10.79 cents/kWh, Nebraskans paid less for electricity than residential customers in any neighboring state. Nationwide, the average retail price for residential electricity is 12.67 cents per kWh. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s commercial retail price for electricity was 8.90 cents per kWh, the nation’s 13th lowest rate, compared to 10.59 cents nationally. It’s another reminder that affordable and reliable electricity is one of Nebraska’s most important competitive advantages.
Source: Nebraska State Chamber Newsletter, 1-6-2017