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  • Idaho is rich in renewable energy resources; the state's volcanic formations provide substantial geothermal energy potential.
  • In 2015, 75% of Idaho’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, and Idaho was tied with West Virginia for the sixth lowest average electricity prices in the United States.
  • In 2015, Idaho's in-state net electricity generation equaled 66% of the state's total electric industry retail sales. The remainder came from other states and international imports.
  • Hydroelectric power supplied 54% of net electricity generation in Idaho in 2015, the fourth largest share in the nation. Drought reduced hydropower's share from the average 74% of the previous 10 years.
  • Idaho's wind generation provided 16% of utility-scale net electricity generation in 2015

Last Updated: November 17, 2016

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Idaho, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 24
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 32
Production
Total Energy 43
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 43
Prices
Natural Gas 38
Electricity 46
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 44

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Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources

Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, Weatherization Assistance Program

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