The Washington Post has a neat little map comparing electric rates, electric bills and electric use across all the states in the US. It perfectly illustrates the point I have made many times on The Power Line – having low rates doesn’t matter, if your electric bills are high because people are using much more electricity than they need.
Look at CA and NY and VT on the map. Both states have much higher electric rates, but NY is in the same category as WV in electric bill amounts and VT has significantly lower electric bills than WV. The secret in CA, VT and NY is strong investment in energy efficiency along with incentives to builders and customers to make that investment.