U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Does EIA publish electric utility rate, tariff, and demand charge data?
No, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) does not collect or publish data on electricity rates, or tariffs, for the sale or purchase of electricity or on demand charges for electricity service. Also, EIA does not publish retail electricity rates or prices for peak or off-peak periods (sometimes referred to as time-of-use-rates).
EIA does publish average monthly and annual retail electricity prices that are derived from data collected on revenues (in dollars) and sales (in megawatt hours) from electric utilities. The retail electricity prices include all utility and government charges, fees, and taxes.
EIA also collects data on utilities that offer time-based rate programs and on the number of their customers that participate in the program. These programs, such as real-time pricing, critical-peak pricing, variable-peak pricing, and time-of-use rates are administered through a tariff. The data are collected with the EIA-861 survey and published in the Dynamic Pricing file of the EIA-861 database.
The Utility Rate Database, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a free source of rate structure information from utilities in the United States. Utility rates for cities in the United States are now available at the U.S. Department of Energy's Open Energy Information (OpenEI) platform. Individual utilities may also have detailed rate/tariff schedules and demand charges.
The average annual prices for the most recent year that is available by type of customer for individual utilities are in Tables 6 through 10 of the Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price report.
Data files with monthly revenue and sales data for major utilities in each state
Last updated: March 12, 2015
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