. U.S. Mainland Electric Rates vary
. from 6.0 + ( West VA, KY, Nebraska, Washington )
. to 14.7 ( NY) cents per kW-hr.

Reference for Electric Rates

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8063729

with Hawaii at $0.17.

In other words, What rate is applicable in one section of the U.S. is definitely not useful in another when reviewing energy costs!