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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 2017, Arizona's electricity generation from solar energy exceeded generation from hydroelectric power for the first time, and the state ranked second in the nation in total solar generation.
  • Arizona, the 14th most populous state, ranked 43rd in the nation in total energy consumption per capita in 2016, partly because of the state’s small industrial sector and because of the state's mild climate.
  • Arizona's only operating coal mine, Kayenta, on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, supplies all of its coal to the Navajo Generating Station. The station is scheduled to close in 2019, removing nearly two-fifths of Arizona's coal-fired capacity from service.
  • Nuclear power, coal, and natural gas provide almost equal shares of Arizona's net electricity generation, and in 2017, together they fueled a total of 88% of the state's utility-scale net generation.

Last Updated: January 17, 2019

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Arizona, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 43
Total Energy per Capita 48
Total Energy 29
Crude Oil 30
Natural Gas 31
Coal 16
Electricity 11
Natural Gas 10
Electricity 20
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 24

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