U.S. Energy Information Administration logo
Skip to sub-navigation
‹ U.S. States

Idaho   Idaho Profile

State Profile and Energy Estimates

Visit EIA's U.S. Energy Atlas, our new interface for web map applications and geospatial data catalogue.

Profile Overview

Quick Facts

  • In 2021, renewable energy sources generated 74% of the electricity in Idaho, the fourth-highest share of renewable electricity for any state after Vermont, South Dakota, and Washington.
  • Idaho has the lowest average electricity price among the states, in part because of the large amount of electricity that comes from relatively inexpensive hydropower, which accounted for 51% of the state's generation in 2021.
  • Idaho is one of only seven states that generates utility-scale electricity from geothermal energy. In 2021, geothermal energy provided less than 1% of the state's net generation.
  • Per capita natural gas consumption in Idaho ranks among the lowest one-third of the states, despite slightly more than half of Idaho households using natural gas as their primary energy source for heating.
  • Idaho has one ethanol plant with a production capacity of about 60 million gallons per year, which is less than state's annual ethanol consumption of about 82 million gallons.

Last Updated: March 17, 2022

More Data & Analysis in Idaho

Idaho, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 21
Total Energy per Capita 23
Total Energy 42
Crude Oil 27
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 44
Natural Gas 48
Electricity 51
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 44

See rankings for all states ›

Today In Energy

See all articles for this state ›

U.S. Energy Mapping System

U.S. Energy Mapping System


State Profiles updates

State Profiles notes and sources

SEDS notes and documentation

Other Resources

Idaho Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Idaho Department of Lands, Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Idaho Department of Lands, Oil & Gas Leasing

EIA Idaho Flickr Album


Play a short video to learn how to use this tool.