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States Where People Use the Most Electricity — and States Where They Pay the Most For It

Aug. 14, 2014
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From powering up our favorite gadgets to lighting up our homes, electricity is part of life for most Americans. Residents of some states, however, are using more electricity than others. People in Louisiana average 1,254 kWh/month, more than twice that of Maine residents, who use an average of 531 kWh/month.

While there’s no absolute correlation, the states with the highest average monthly consumption of electricity also tend to be the ones where electricity is cheaper. Here are the 5 states with the cheapest electricity and the 5 with the most expensive.

Besides cutting down on your electricity usage, you can also save on electricity bills by using alternate sources of energy. Check out the best states for residential solar energy for more information and resources.

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