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  • Nevada consumes six times more energy than the state produces in part because Nevada produces only small amounts of natural gas and crude oil and does not produce any coal.
  • Most of Nevada's largest power plants by capacity and generation are natural gas-fired. In 2022, natural gas fueled 56% of Nevada's total in-state electricity generation, its smallest share in the past 17 years.
  • In 2022, Nevada ranked sixth in the nation in total electricity generation from utility- and small-scale solar resources combined. Solar energy provided 23% of Nevada's total generation, and renewable energy from all sources supplied 37% of the state's total generation.
  • Hoover Dam, one of the nation’s largest federal hydroelectric facilities, is on Nevada's border with Arizona. It supplied about 4% of Nevada's total in-state generation in 2022.
  • In 2022, Nevada accounted for about one-fourth (24%) of the nation’s geothermally-sourced electricity generation. Only California generated more.

Last Updated: April 20, 2023

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