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  • With a net summer capacity of 3,937 megawatts, Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the largest nuclear power plant, the largest net generator of electricity, and the second-largest power plant by capacity of any kind in the nation.
  • In 2020, Arizona ranked fourth in the nation in solar-powered electricity generation at utility-scale and small-scale installations. Solar energy provided the state with more power than all of Arizona's other nonhydroelectric renewable energy sources combined.
  • In part because of its large population, low industrial sector energy use, and mild winter climate, only five states consumed less energy per capita than Arizona in 2018. 
  • Arizona's Navajo Generating Station, the state's second-largest power plant, closed in 2019, removing 2,250 megawatts of Arizona's coal-fired capacity from service. It was the only customer of the state's last remaining operating coal mine, which also closed in 2019.
  • Natural gas, nuclear power, and coal provided 88% of Arizona's utility-scale electricity net generation in 2020. 

Last Updated: March 18, 2021

More Data & Analysis in Arizona

Arizona, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 46
Total Energy per Capita 46
Total Energy 30
Crude Oil 31
Natural Gas 30
Coal --
Electricity 11
Natural Gas 13
Electricity 31
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 22

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Arizona Department of Housing, Weatherization Assistance Program


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