After decades of steady growth, residential electricity sales have fallen since 2010, according to a new study by the Energy Information Administration.
Thanks to energy efficiency improvements and economic factors, per capita residential electricity use fell seven percent since 2010. Measured per household, that decline increased to nine percent.
Electricity sales last year were highest per person in Alabama at 6,619 kWh, and lowest in Hawaii at 1,828 kWh. These states were also the highest and lowest in 2010. Though not every state reached its peak in 2010, only nine states exceeded their 2010 levels in any year since then.