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  • In 2022, renewable energy sources accounted for 75% of the total electricity generated in Idaho, the fourth-highest share of renewable electricity for any state after Vermont, South Dakota, and Washington.
  • Idaho has the third-lowest average electricity price among the states, in part because of the large amount of the state's generation that comes from relatively inexpensive hydropower, which accounted for 51% of the state's generation in 2022.
  • Idaho‚Äôs ninth-largest power plant, based on annual generation, is fueled with wood. Biomass, mainly wood waste, provided about 3% of the state's total electricity generation in 2022.
  • Per capita natural gas consumption in Idaho ranks among the lowest one-third of the states, despite half of Idaho households using natural gas as their primary energy source for heating.
  • Idaho consumes almost four times more energy than it produces, although its total energy use is among the 10 lowest states.

Last Updated: April 20, 2023

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