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State Profile and Energy Estimates

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, Colorado was the fourth-largest oil-producing state, accounting for almost 4% of U.S. total crude oil output.
  • Colorado was the eighth-largest natural gas-producing state in 2023 and has the eighth-largest natural gas reserves.
  • In 2023, renewable sources of energy accounted for 39% of Colorado’s total in-state electricity net generation, with wind power accounting for 70% of renewable generation.
  • Colorado ranks among the top 10 states in total energy production, and its per capita total energy consumption is lower than two-thirds of the states.
  • Coal-fired power plants accounted for 32% of Colorado's total in-state generation in 2023, down from 68% in 2010.

Last Updated: June 20, 2024

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