West Virginia makes a lot of negative lists, but this time it's good.

The commission cited a study of average annual electric rates by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

West Virginians paid less for electricity than residents in any of the surrounding states.

The average 2013 retail price of electricity in West Virginia was 9.52 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) compared to 13.24 cents in Maryland, 12.82 cents in Pennsylvania, 11.91 cents in Ohio, 10.83 cents in Virginia and 9.71 cents in Kentucky.

The only states where residential customers paid less for electricity in 2013 were Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota and Washington.

In West Virginia, a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity per month received an average electric bill of $95.20 in 2013.

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