Data Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2021 State Energy Data System (SEDS). Analysis by Beacon Economics
  • California’s residential electricity per capita usage, 37.6 million British thermal unit (Btu), is significantly lower than in other large states. Among the 50 states, California’s per capita residential consumption (37.6 million Btu) is the second-lowest after Hawaii (25.6 million Btu). In addition, California’s residential per capita electricity consumption has fallen faster than total electricity consumption per capita in California, declining by 5.76 percent between 2010 and 2020. In fact, California’s residential per capita electricity consumption increased by 3.5 percent during the pandemic year, and then decreased by 1.57 percent from 2020 to 2021. Due to the proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs), California's electricity consumption within the transportation sector saw a 3.0 percent increase from 2020 to 2021.