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Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2023, renewable energy sources accounted for 68% of the total electricity generated in Idaho, the fifth-highest share of renewable electricity for any state after Vermont, South Dakota, Washington, and Maine.
  • Idaho has the third-lowest average electricity price among the states, in part because of the large amount of the state's generation that comes from relatively inexpensive hydropower, which accounted for 43% of the state's generation in 2023.
  • Idaho ranks among the 10 states with the lowest petroleum consumption, and the transportation sector accounts for more than four-fifths of Idaho's petroleum use.
  • Per capita natural gas consumption in Idaho ranks among the lowest one-third of the states, despite about half of Idaho households using natural gas as their primary energy source for heating.
  • Idaho consumes four times more energy than it produces, although its total energy use is among the 10 lowest states.

Last Updated: May 16, 2024

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