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  • Idaho has few fossil fuel resources; its energy potential lies in its substantial renewable resources, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass.
  • In 2016, 79% of Idaho’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, and Idaho had the fifth-lowest average electricity prices in the United States.
  • In 2016, Idaho's in-state net electricity generation equaled 70% of the state's total electric industry retail sales. The remainder came from other states and international imports.
  • Hydroelectric power supplied 59% of net electricity generation in Idaho in 2016, the second-largest share in the nation. Drought reduced hydropower's share from the 72% average of the previous 10 years.
  • Idaho's wind generation provided 15% of utility-scale net electricity generation in 2016.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

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Idaho, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 23
Total Energy per Capita 23
Total Energy 43
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas 24
Coal --
Electricity 43
Natural Gas 46
Electricity 46
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 44

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