The Definitive Collection of Utility Providers by State

utility porvidersWhen moving, one of your top priorities is connecting with the local utility providers. In addition to electricity, your new home might require natural gas, propane or heating oil services. Many utility companies are also offering options for renewable energy, such as solar, water and wind power. Most utility services companies simply require you to provide a service address to start an account, but you may have to pay a deposit if you are a new customer or have a poor credit history, notes the Federal Trade Commission.


Communities are usually tied to specific utility companies that have set rates and plans. However, more than 500 cities in 18 states have chosen to fully or partially deregulate the electric and natural gas industry, giving customers a choice of suppliers and services. With the exception of California, Oregon, Texas and Georgia, deregulated states are concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast. When shopping for a new energy provider, you'll choose between paying a fixed kilowatt charge during an agreed term or a variable rate that fluctuates with the market price.

There are vast price differences in how much energy costs throughout the nation. According to an analysis from WalletHub, the lowest rates are found in Washington at an average of $218 per month due to an abundance of hydropower. The District of Columbia, Colorado, Oregon and Arizona also benefit from low energy prices. Connecticut residents pay the highest monthly rates at an average of $404 but are closely followed by Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Georgia.

The wide price variance is driven by availability of and access to natural resources, infrastructure, policies and regulations. Consumption demands for heating and cooling in extreme temperatures also influence monthly costs. Locations with nearly year-round warm weather, such as South Carolina, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, pay the highest monthly electricity bills despite having some of the nation's lowest total energy costs per kilowatt. Customers in major urban areas tend to pay more than residents in less densely populated areas throughout the rest of the state.

When it comes to cleaner energy sources, you'll find the lowest natural gas prices in Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado and Indiana. Massachusetts is the highest ranked in the nation for offering the best energy efficiency programs. Several states have made a concerted push toward supplying solar power, including Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey and North Carolina. Despite being the nation's largest market for energy, California consumes the least amount of energy per capita. This sunny state is the leader in residential solar power, generating enough energy to supply 3.3 million homes.

For those looking to move, check out our ultimate guide of utility providers per state below so that you may know who you’ll be connecting with once you’ve moved to your new state.

Alabama
Alabama Electric
Alabama Power
Decatur Utilities
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Tennessee Valley Authority
Wiregrass Electric Cooperative

Alaska
Alaska Villages Electric Cooperative
Chugach Electric Association
Copper Valley Electric Association
Golden Valley Electric Association
Kodiak Electric Association
Municipal Light & Power

Arizona
Arizona Public Service
Salt River Project
Tucson Electric Power
UniSource Energy Services

Arkansas
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Empire District Electric
Entergy Arkansas
North Little Rock Electric

California
*Deregulated gas and solar
Alameda Municipal Power
Anaheim Public Utilities
Azusa Light & Water
Burbank Water & Power
Bear Valley Electric
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Colton Public Utilities
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Glendale Water & Power
Gridley Municipal Utilities
Healdsburg Municipal Electric Department
Imperial Irrigation District
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Nevada Irrigation District
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pacific Power
Pasadena Water & Power
Riverside Public Utilities
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Santa Clara Electric Department
San Diego Gas & Electric
Silicon Valley Power
Southern California Edison
Southern California Public Power Authority
Surprise Valley Power
Vernon Light & Power
Valley Electric Association

Colorado
Colorado Springs Utilities
Holy Cross Energy
Platte River Power Authority
United Power
Xcel Energy

Connecticut
Connecticut Natural Gas
Eversource
United Illuminating
Wallingford Electric
Yankee Gas

Delaware
*Deregulated electric
Delaware Electric Cooperative
Delmarva Power

District of Columbia
*Deregulated electric and gas
PEPCO

Florida
City of Tallahassee Utilities
Florida Municipal Power Agency
Florida Power & Light
Florida Public Utilities
Gainesville Regional Utilities
Gulf Power
JEA
Kissimmee Utility Authority
Lake Worth Utilities
Lakeland Electric
LCEC
Ocala Electric
Orlando Utilities Commission
Progress Energy Florida
TECO

Georgia
*Deregulated gas
Atlanta Gas Light
Flint Energy
Georgia Power
Oglethorpe Power
Tennessee Valley Authority

Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric Industries
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Idaho
Avista Utilities
Idaho Power
Clearwater Power
Rocky Mountain Power

Illinois
*Deregulated electric and gas
Ameren
Batavia Municipal Electric
City Water Light & Power
ComEd
Springfield City Water, Light & Power

Indiana
*Deregulated gas
American Electric Power
Cinergy Corporation
Duke Energy
Indianapolis Power & Light
NiSource
NIPSCO

Iowa
Interstate Power and Light
MidAmerican Energy

Kansas
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Kansas City Power & Light
Westar Energy

Kentucky
American Electric Power
Cinergy Corporation
Kentucky Utilities
Louisville Gas & Electric
Owensboro Municipal Utilities
Tennessee Valley Authority

Louisiana
CLECO
Entergy
SWEPCO

Maine
*Deregulated electric
Emera
Central Maine Power

Maryland
*Deregulated electric and gas
Allegheny Power
Baltimore Gas & Electric
Choptank Electric Cooperative
PEPCO
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Conectiv

Massachusetts
*Deregulated electric and gas
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric
National Grid
Peabody Municipal Light Plant

Michigan
*Deregulated electric and gas
American Electric Power
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
Holland Board of Public Works
Lansing Board of Water & Light
Upper Peninsula Power
We Energies
Wyandotte Municipal Services
Xcel Energy

Mississippi
Entergy
Magnolia Electric
Mississippi Power
Southern Company
Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association
Tennessee Valley Authority

Minnesota
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Dairyland Power Co-op
East River Electric Power Co-op
Great River Energy
Hutchinson Utilities Commission
Interstate Power and Light
L&O Power Co-op
Marshall Municipal Utilities
Minnesota Power
Minnetonka Power Co-op
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Otter Tail Power
People's Co-op
Rochester Public Utilities Commission
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Willmar Municipal Utilities
Tri-County Electric
Xcel Energy

Missouri
Ameren
Aquila
Empire District Electric
City Utilities of Springfield
Independence Power and Light
Kansas City Power & Light

Montana
Northwestern Energy
Montana-Dakota Utilities
Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative
Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association

Nebraska
Omaha Public Power District
Nebraska Public Power District

Nevada
NV Energy

New Hampshire
*Deregulated electric
Eversource
Liberty Utilities
NH Electric Cooperative
Unitil

New Jersey
*Deregulated electric and gas
Atlantic City Electric
Public Service Electric and Gas
New Jersey Central Power and Light
Vineland Municipal Electric Utility
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative

New Mexico
Public Service Company of New Mexico

New York
*Deregulated electric and gas
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
CH Energy Group
Con Edison
Jamestown BPU
Long Island Power Authority
National Grid
New York Power Authority
New York State Electric & Gas
Rochester Gas & Electric

North Carolina
ElectriCities
Duke Energy
North Carolina Electric Membership
Progress Energy Carolinas

North Dakota
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Central Power Electric Cooperative
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Montana Dakota Utilities
Otter Tail Power
Upper Missouri G&T Cooperative
Xcel Energy

Ohio
*Deregulated electric and gas
American Electric Power
Cinergy Corporation
Consolidated Electric Cooperative
Dayton Power & Light
Illuminating Company
Ohio Edison
South Central Power Company
Toledo Edison

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Oregon
*Deregulated electric
Avista Utilities
Ashland Electric
Canby Electric
Columbia River Public Utility District
Emerald PUD
Eugene Water and Electric Board
Pacific Power
Portland General Electric
Salem Electric
Tillamook PUD
Wasco Electric
West Oregon Electric Cooperative

Pennsylvania
*Deregulated electric and gas
Allegheny Power
Citizens Electric Company
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Duquesne Light
Met-Ed
Rural Valley Electric Co.
Penelec
Penn Power
PECO
Philadelphia Gas Works
Pike County Light & Power
PP&L
UGI Utilities
Wellsboro Electric Company

Rhode Island
*Deregulated electric and gas
National Grid

South Carolina
Central Electric Power Cooperative
Duke Energy
Progress Energy Carolinas
Santee Cooper
South Carolina Electric & Gas

South Dakota
Black Hills Power
East River Electric Cooperative
Montana-Dakota Utilities
Northwestern Energy
Otter Tail Power
Rushmore Electric Cooperative
Xcel Energy

Tennessee
Appalachian Power
Citizens Utilities Board
Electric Power Board
Knoxville Utilities Board
Jackson Energy Authority
Lenoir City Utilities Board
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Nashville Electric Service
Tennessee Valley Authority

Texas
*Deregulated electric
American Electric Power
Austin Energy
CenterPoint Energy
Coserv Electric
CPS Energy
Denton Municipal Electric
dPi Energy
Electric Database Publishing
Entergy
Garland Power and Light
Lower Colorado River Authority
Luminant
Oncor Electric
Reliant Energy
Texas Electric Service Company

Utah
Intermountain Power Agency
Rocky Mountain Power

Vermont
Central Vermont Public Service
Green Mountain Power

Virginia
Allegheny Power
Appalachian Power
Dominion Virginia Power
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

Washington
Avista Utilities
Chelan County Public Utility District
Douglas County Public Utility District
Grant County Public Utility District
Inland Power & Light
Pacific Power
Puget Sound Energy
Seattle City Light
Snohomish County Public Utility District
Mason County Public Utility District 3
Klickitat Public Utility District

West Virginia
Allegheny Power
Appalachian Power
Wheeling Electric Power

Wisconsin
Dairyland Power Co-op
Madison Gas and Electric
We Energies
Wisconsin Power & Light
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Xcel Energy

Wyoming
High Plains Power
Lower Valley Energy
Rocky Mountain Power