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  • In part because Nevada produces only small amounts of natural gas and crude oil and no coal, the state consumes almost seven times more energy than it produces.
  • Most of Nevada's largest power plants by capacity and generation are natural gas-fired. In 2021, natural gas fueled 61% of Nevada's total in-state electricity generation, its smallest share in the past 16 years.
  • In 2021, Nevada ranked sixth in the nation in total electricity generation from solar energy. Renewable energy from all sources supplied 33% of Nevada's total in-state 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 2021.
  • Nevada has a first-of-its-kind hybrid geothermal-solar power plant, which combines geothermal power with solar PV. The plant uses solar thermal energy to increase plant efficiency by raising the temperature of the geothermal fluids.

Last Updated: March 17, 2022

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