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  • 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

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