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State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • 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 mine any coal.
  • Most of Nevada's largest power plants by capacity and generation are natural gas-fired. In 2023, natural gas fueled 56% of Nevada's total in-state electricity generation, its smallest share in the past 18 years.
  • In 2023, Nevada ranked eighth in the nation in total electricity generation from utility- and small-scale solar resources combined, providing 26% of the state's 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 2023, Nevada accounted for 26% of the nation’s utility-scale electricity generation from geothermal energy. Only California generated more.

Last Updated: May 16, 2024

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