Idaho Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Idaho

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Idaho

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    15,575,784 MWh / 8.03 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    25,494,491 MWh / 13.15 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    10,337,287 MWh / 5.33 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    5,949,537,982 kg / 3,068.3 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    5,238,496 MWh / 2.7 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Idaho

Idaho residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.092/kWh$141.37/mo.$71.93/mo.
4th11.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Idaho
8th$106.9Average residential monthly electricity bill for Idaho Residents

Idaho Electricity Fuel Mix

Idaho's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Idaho in 2024 is 11.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 29.82% less than the national average price of 16.02 cents.. The electricity market in the state is regulated, meaning citizens must choose their electricity supplier based on where they live. Of the 29 electricity providers most consumers will have only one option. Citizens in the state consume about 63.68% more electricity than is generated, resulting in the need to import electricity from other states. The usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production has declined by 11.66% in the state of Idaho during the previous 12 months. Generating 8.03 megawatt hours per person living in the state, Idaho ranks as the 41st highest per capita producer of electricity in the country. The power grid in the state experiences an average of 1.59 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting about 309.6 minutes per outage. The national average for these two data points are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes.

Residential Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED11.69107.65,668,702.37662,848,0187,057,775.02
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED10.6096.841,375,125.95145,808,5891,375,471
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED11.60134.93413,487.9647,964,206
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED8.8889.35325,449.228,901,941210,543
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.29129.54238,76626,959,000
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED9.83119.78207,98820,446,00042,640
Clearwater PowerBUNDLED11.98142.82134,162.3216,069,329.07
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED7.00127.82106,6007,459,000
Idaho County Light & PowerBUNDLED10.95121.6753,286.565,834,313.06

Commercial Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED8.95412.594,122,698.02368,933,2267,057,775.02
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.48435.211,058,642.75100,372,8451,375,471
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED7.40510.05377,984.8627,957,024210,543
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.72511.15148,161.4215,880,331
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED7.32274.08117,8348,627,00042,640
City of Burley ElectricBUNDLED6.97581.0179,780.85,563,709.86
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED5.37812.2273,998.863,970,922
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED6.03308.7570,5394,257,000
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.12466.4751,5515,732,000

Power Plants in Idaho

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Clearwater County Conventional Hydroelectric 2,004,676.01
Rathdrum Power LLCITOCHU (100.00%)
Rathdrum Natural Gas 1,656,480623,510,341.58376.41
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
Payette County Natural Gas 1,643,122611,824,566.36372.35
Washington County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,578,937.01
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,445,737.01
Bonner County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,101,922
Bonneville County Conventional Hydroelectric 553,820
Evander Andrews Power ComplexIdaho Power (100.00%)
Elmore County Natural Gas 537,902310,797,888.8577.8
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
Nez Perce County Black Liquour 378,140152,154,389.82402.38
Bonneville County Wind 353,985

Quick Facts

Solar power usage in Idaho has increased by 52.80% year over year, with 850,476.53 megawatt hours being produced from solar energy during the course of the previous 12 months compared to 556,591.53 the 12 months before.

With 850,476.53 megawatt hours produced from solar, Idaho is the 27th ranked state for total solar power production.

Idaho residents pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $106.9, which is 22.71% less than the nationwide average bill of $138.3.

0 megawatt hours of electricity per person are generated using coal. This is 43rd highest in the country.

Idaho is the 39th most populated state in the US.

The use of natural gas in Idaho yields a total of 5,158,734.95 megawatts of electricity, propelling the state into its ranking of 39th in the nation for total natural gas generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Ada County518,9072911.69$107.60/mo
Adams County4,3212111.69$107.60/mo
Bannock County89,5174211.42$104.99/mo
Bear Lake County6,327311.11$102.34/mo
Benewah County9,5093111.10$113.61/mo
Bingham County47,540411.58$106.51/mo
Blaine County23,8684211.13$113.35/mo
Boise County7,5492111.69$107.60/mo
Bonner County46,4814210.90$113.28/mo
Bonneville County129,4965108.89$90.60/mo
Boundary County11,9663210.94$113.16/mo
Butte County2,573310.00$121.24/mo
Camas County1,044211.69$107.60/mo
Canyon County251,0652211.69$107.60/mo
Caribou County7,003439.16$91.42/mo
Cassia County24,4697510.01$128.34/mo
Clark County8393211.24$99.66/mo
Clearwater County8,7193210.81$104.31/mo
Custer County4,27329.09$125.89/mo
Elmore County28,39621711.69$107.60/mo
Franklin County14,0362211.18$102.72/mo
Fremont County13,3703410.32$113.51/mo
Gem County18,6922111.69$107.60/mo
Gooding County15,42221011.69$107.60/mo
Idaho County16,4945110.72$102.52/mo
Jefferson County30,4273111.05$104.31/mo
Jerome County24,0812911.69$107.60/mo
Kootenai County183,5784410.92$111.04/mo
Latah County39,464211.25$118.35/mo
Lemhi County7,9485110.89$111.07/mo
Lewis County3,613211.26$118.68/mo
Lincoln County5,1842311.69$107.60/mo
Madison County50,9793110.70$108.78/mo
Minidoka County21,3939111.35$109.50/mo
Nez Perce County41,8202111.25$118.50/mo
Oneida County4,514510.83$112.91/mo
Owyhee County11,8152311.69$107.60/mo
Payette County24,9282111.69$107.60/mo
Power County7,8543711.57$109.16/mo
Shoshone County13,124210.66$98.68/mo
Teton County11,4903110.03$117.25/mo
Twin Falls County93,69622611.69$107.60/mo
Valley County11,4762111.69$107.60/mo
Washington County10,4253111.68$107.49/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Idaho results in the release of 5,949,537,981.51 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 43rd highest in the United States. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 38th worst in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 3,068.3 kilograms of emissions capita. The state has 141 electricity producing plants, which is the 26th most in the country and 11th most when counting power plants per person. Idaho has about 42.99% of its electricity generated by Conventional Hydroelectric. Other fuel types used include Natural Gas at 33.12% and Wind at 14.68% of production.

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Idaho Net Metering

There are 29 companies in Idaho offering electricity. Of those 29, 12 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Idaho has restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Idaho has 8 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 6.48%. The US average is 2.87%, meaning Idaho ranks 48th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private consumers to consider installing solar panels by giving rebates and tax breaks to people who choose to make those installs. With over $2000 or 20% in tax credits for solar purchases, Idaho has decent options for state solar tax credits. The state offers no rebates to citizens who are purchasing solar panels. Idaho offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install private solar panels. Homeowners in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily find electricity options with renewable fuels is partially determined by statewide legislation. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by electricity companies in the state. These guidelines are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Idaho does not currently have any standards set up that suppliers must adhere to. In addition, there are currently no low income solar programs to encourage low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Idaho, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Idaho

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Idaho?

The largest electricity supplier in Idaho by megawatt hours sold is Idaho Power.

Where does Idaho get its electricity?

Idaho's electricity is produced using primarily Conventional Hydroelectric, which makes up 42.99% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 33.12% and 14.68% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in Idaho?

The average electric rate in Idaho is 11.24 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Farmers Electric Company, at 6.66 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Idaho?

There are 141 electricity plants in Idaho.

How many electric companies offer service in Idaho?

There are 29 electricity suppliers offering service in Idaho.

What is the average electric bill in Idaho?

The average electric bill in the state of Idaho in 2024 is $107 while the nationwide average is $138.

Does Idaho have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Idaho has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Idaho?

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Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-05-12