Frequently Asked Questions

Does EIA have data on the costs for electricity transmission and distribution?

EIA does not have data on the costs to build or operate electricity transmission lines and distribution networks.  However, EIA does publish estimates for the average annual prices of U.S. electricity generation, transmission, and distribution for two base years and projections out to the year 2040 in the tables of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014.

  • Average annual prices for the United States - Table 8. Electricity Supply, Disposition, Prices, and Emissions.  See the section “Prices by Service Category” in the table.
  • Average annual prices for 22 electricity market regions of the United States - Electric Power Projections for Electricity Market Module Regions,Tables 73 to 95.  See the section “Prices by Service Category” in each table.

EIA does not have similar estimates for other countries.   

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Last updated: May 1, 2014

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