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  • Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, rated at 3,937 net megawatts, 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 2016, two-fifths of Arizona’s renewable electricity generation came from solar energy. The state ranked second in the nation in utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy and third in generation from distributed (customer-sited, small-scale) solar resources.
  • Arizona, the 14th most populous state, ranked 44th in the nation in per capita energy consumption in 2015, partly because of the state’s small industrial sector.
  • 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.
  • In 2016, natural gas provided the largest share of Arizona's net electricity generation, surpassing coal’s annual contribution for the first time.

Last Updated: December 21, 2017

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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 10
Natural Gas 12
Electricity 21
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 22

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