Electricity Rates in Idaho

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Idaho

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    16,958,524 MWh / 9.22 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    25,155,389 MWh / 13.68 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    12,947,655 MWh / 7.04 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    5,058,631,908 kg / 2,750.59 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,010,869 MWh / 2.18 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 August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.114/kWh$0.092/kWh$140.43/mo.$71.93/mo.
2nd10.37¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Idaho
7th$99.44Average 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 2022 is 10.37 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 28.31% less than the national average price of 14.46 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 48.33% more electricity than is generated, resulting in the need to import electricity from other states. Idaho has increased hydroelectric power use by 1.66% and the source now makes up 53.74% of the total electricity generation there. The state is ranked 4th in the country for percentage of electricity generated from renewable fuel sources, creating 76.35% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Idaho average is $99.44 per month. Idaho is 7th in the nation for lowest average monthly bill total.

Residential Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED10.6599.115,509,480586,869,1287,028,200.03
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.9890.041,324,134132,110,7911,250,044
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.53121.43386,76940,713,920
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED8.0081.25312,79625,037,002233,443
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.42116.99201,01322,958,000
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED10.41116.1174,73818,198,00040,970
Clearwater PowerBUNDLED12.18136.27120,979.3214,735,007.02
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED7.02115.7994,0136,597,000
Idaho County Light & PowerBUNDLED11.27113.2645,640.155,144,249.38

Commercial Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED7.81361.744,029,206314,870,2257,028,200.03
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.40432.231,027,82096,663,0021,250,044
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED6.93463.03350,18024,281,074233,443
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED9.77455.2132,97812,991,405
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED7.75259.92101,4147,857,00040,970
City of Burley ElectricBUNDLED6.91530.3672,140.764,983,242.94
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED5.35785.3869,2813,703,085
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED6.02284.1562,4743,761,000
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.25421.0743,4004,881,000

Power Plants in Idaho

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Washington County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,543,109.02
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
Payette County Natural Gas 1,493,775559,432,326.46374.51
Clearwater County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,482,062.01
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,408,617.01
Bonner County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,002,923
Bonneville County Conventional Hydroelectric 595,897
Evander Andrews Power ComplexIdaho Power (100.00%)
Elmore County Natural Gas 484,314281,329,160.7580.88
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
Nez Perce County Black Liquour 411,002168,241,532.18409.34
Bonneville County Wind 371,528
Owyhee County Conventional Hydroelectric 363,276

Quick Facts

Idaho is the 39th largest state in the US, with 1,839,106 residents residing within its borders.

Idaho's ability to generate 9,113,284.13 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 8th highest hydroelectric energy producer in the country.

CO2 emissions on account of the consumption of electricity have been lowered by -339,347,704.67 kilograms (15.07%) in Idaho in the preceding year.

With 1,839,106 residents within its borders and 16,958,524.14 megawatt hours produced per year, Idaho had a megawatt hour per capita production of 9.22 megawatt hours. This is the 39th largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the country.

With 525,537.74 megawatt hours generated using solar, Idaho is the 28th ranked state for total solar power generation.

Idaho produces 18,335.85 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, ranking Idaho as the 45th largest generator of electricity from coal in the nation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Ada County494,9672810.65$99.11/mo
Adams County4,3792110.65$99.11/mo
Bannock County87,0184210.56$98.99/mo
Bear Lake County6,372310.43$98.56/mo
Benewah County9,5303110.78$106.90/mo
Bingham County47,992410.61$99.06/mo
Blaine County24,2724110.27$106.69/mo
Boise County7,6102110.65$99.11/mo
Bonner County47,1104210.60$103.65/mo
Bonneville County123,9645108.60$88.37/mo
Boundary County12,0563210.70$103.49/mo
Butte County2,57439.55$119.77/mo
Camas County1,077210.65$99.11/mo
Canyon County231,1052110.65$99.11/mo
Caribou County7,027438.81$89.06/mo
Cassia County24,655759.59$124.94/mo
Clark County7903110.56$95.05/mo
Clearwater County8,7343210.33$97.54/mo
Custer County4,27529.14$123.79/mo
Elmore County28,66621610.65$99.11/mo
Franklin County14,1942210.48$98.89/mo
Fremont County13,3883410.44$109.78/mo
Gem County19,1232110.65$99.11/mo
Gooding County15,59821010.65$99.11/mo
Idaho County16,541510.27$95.36/mo
Jefferson County30,891310.48$100.50/mo
Jerome County24,2372910.65$99.11/mo
Kootenai County171,3624310.18$101.78/mo
Latah County39,517211.01$111.66/mo
Lemhi County7,9745110.24$104.49/mo
Lewis County3,533211.02$111.99/mo
Lincoln County5,1272310.65$99.11/mo
Madison County52,9133110.46$105.01/mo
Minidoka County21,613910.38$101.10/mo
Nez Perce County42,0902111.01$111.81/mo
Oneida County4,564510.18$108.50/mo
Owyhee County11,9132310.65$99.11/mo
Payette County25,3862110.65$99.11/mo
Power County7,8783710.57$101.07/mo
Shoshone County13,169210.07$91.89/mo
Teton County11,6303110.42$113.55/mo
Twin Falls County90,04622210.65$99.11/mo
Valley County11,7462110.65$99.11/mo
Washington County10,5003110.65$99.01/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Idaho results in the release of 5,058,631,907.85 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 45th highest in the United States. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 42nd worst in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 2,750.59 kilograms of emissions capita. The state has 128 electricity producing plants, which is the 24th most in the country and 9th most when counting power plants per person. Idaho has about 53.74% of its electricity generated by Conventional Hydroelectric. Other fuel types used include Natural Gas at 23.14% and Wind at 16.04% of production.

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Natural Gas
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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 5.72%. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Idaho ranks 46th 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 53.74% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 23.14% and 16.04% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in Idaho?

The average electric rate in Idaho is 10.37 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Farmers Electric Company, at 6.00 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Idaho?

There are 128 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 2022 is $99 while the nationwide average is $130.

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?

What electricity companies are in Idaho?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-24