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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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