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  • In 2019, about 85% of the energy Nevada consumed came from outside the state.
  • Eight of Nevada's 10 largest power plants by capacity and 7 of the largest by generation are natural gas-fired. They provided 65% of Nevada's utility-scale electricity net generation in 2019.
  • In 2019, Nevada ranked second in the nation in electricity generation from geothermal energy and fourth in utility-scale generation from solar energy. Renewable energy from all sources supplied about 28% of Nevada’s utility-scale electricity net generation.
  • More than four-fifths of Nevada’s land is owned and managed by the federal government—a higher share than in any other state—and one of the nation’s largest federal hydroelectric facilities, Hoover Dam, is on Nevada's border with Arizona.
  • Nevada has a first-of-its-kind hybrid geothermal-solar power plant, which combines geothermal power with solar PV and solar thermal generation.

Last Updated: February 18, 2021

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