Low natural gas prices contributed to the relatively stable cost of one-year plans throughout 2011 and for most of 2012. And with natural gas prices increasing in the last few months of 2012, one-year electric plans saw a gradual incline until 2013, where they have now remained stable. It should be noted that although prices are stable, they are also at a higher level than in 2012.
This chart shows the average price for a one-year fixed-rate plan (excluding 100 percent green energy plans).
Average monthly costs as shown are based on a customer who uses 12,000 kilowatt-hours per year. See "About the Index" in the right column to learn more about how the Index is calculated.