Electricity Rates in Idaho

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Idaho

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    16,807,605 MWh / 8.84 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    26,000,121 MWh / 13.68 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    12,484,931 MWh / 6.57 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    5,536,886,900 kg / 2,912.74 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,322,674 MWh / 2.27 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$0.114/kWh$0.092/kWh$141.37/mo.$71.93/mo.
2nd10.49¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Idaho
8th$104.13Average 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 2023 is 10.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 31.61% less than the national average price of 15.34 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 54.69% more electricity than is generated, resulting in the need to import electricity from other states. Idaho has increased hydroelectric power use by 3.70% and the source now makes up 50.83% of the total electricity generation there. The state is ranked 4th in the country for percentage of electricity generated from renewable fuel sources, creating 74.28% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. The state saw an increase of 5.25% in the production of electricity by wind and wind generation now makes up 16.93% of the total production in the state.

Residential Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED10.83105.155,824,393630,797,6707,109,335.04
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.7990.771,375,604134,733,4501,250,044
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.72127.25406,00643,536,109
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED8.2385.03326,42526,853,013233,443
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.50119.46210,56424,210,000
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED10.15117.94189,34919,226,00040,549
Clearwater PowerBUNDLED12.19138.09124,581.115,192,395.8
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED7.40121.6195,4137,056,000
Idaho County Light & PowerBUNDLED11.20116.0948,392.565,419,176.16

Commercial Electricity Providers in Idaho

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Idaho PowerBUNDLED8.16385.834,150,126338,660,9977,109,335.04
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.19424.161,048,07996,300,8521,250,044
Idaho Falls PowerBUNDLED7.13486.75366,16026,121,706233,443
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED9.81495.98147,41714,463,130
Fall River ElectricBUNDLED7.51280.22115,0768,642,00040,549
City of Burley ElectricBUNDLED7.08537.8672,277.685,118,248.5
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED5.34804.4971,9653,845,462
United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)BUNDLED6.35307.9665,8044,176,000
Northern LightsBUNDLED11.32430.2145,4625,147,000

Power Plants in Idaho

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rathdrum Power LLCITOCHU (100.00%)
Rathdrum Natural Gas 1,822,638681,018,626.68373.64
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
Payette County Natural Gas 1,574,900575,319,074.12365.31
Washington County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,543,109.02
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 484,314281,329,107.64580.88
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
Nez Perce County Black Liquour 393,760162,238,921.62412.02
Bonneville County Wind 371,528

Quick Facts

At $104.13, the Idaho average monthly residential electricity bill is 24.24% lower than the nationwide average.

Idaho is ranked as the 39th highest consumer of electricity with consumption totaling 26,000,121 megawatt hours.

Within the past 12 months, Idaho saw a 13.21% decline in CO2 emissions per capita.

The 4,322,674.41 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable fuel sources puts Idaho at 48th worst in the country in non-renewable energy production.

Idaho averages 1.5 megawatt hours generated from wind per person, which is 16th highest in the US.

Emitting 5,536,886,899.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, Idaho comes in as the 44th highest polluting state in the country based on electricity emissions.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Ada County485,2462910.83$105.15/mo
Adams County4,3212110.83$105.15/mo
Bannock County86,3624210.82$104.70/mo
Bear Lake County6,327310.74$103.95/mo
Benewah County9,5093110.67$108.03/mo
Bingham County47,540410.82$104.96/mo
Blaine County23,8684210.38$112.50/mo
Boise County7,5492110.83$105.15/mo
Bonner County46,4814210.52$104.86/mo
Bonneville County121,7715108.71$92.45/mo
Boundary County11,9663210.64$105.09/mo
Butte County2,57339.62$124.90/mo
Camas County1,044210.83$105.15/mo
Canyon County227,3672210.83$105.15/mo
Caribou County7,003438.95$93.39/mo
Cassia County24,469759.59$128.70/mo
Clark County8393210.85$101.06/mo
Clearwater County8,7193210.17$98.49/mo
Custer County4,27328.99$129.23/mo
Elmore County28,39621610.83$105.15/mo
Franklin County14,0362210.81$104.32/mo
Fremont County13,3703410.39$112.94/mo
Gem County18,6922110.83$105.15/mo
Gooding County15,42221010.83$105.15/mo
Idaho County16,4945110.13$96.68/mo
Jefferson County30,4273110.74$105.59/mo
Jerome County24,0812910.83$105.15/mo
Kootenai County168,3174410.11$103.90/mo
Latah County39,464210.92$112.91/mo
Lemhi County7,9485110.34$110.38/mo
Lewis County3,613210.93$113.25/mo
Lincoln County5,1842310.83$105.15/mo
Madison County50,9793110.57$109.16/mo
Minidoka County21,3939110.59$107.00/mo
Nez Perce County41,8202110.93$113.06/mo
Oneida County4,514510.36$113.42/mo
Owyhee County11,8152310.83$105.15/mo
Payette County24,9282110.83$105.15/mo
Power County7,8543710.74$106.93/mo
Shoshone County13,12429.89$92.67/mo
Teton County11,4903110.25$115.92/mo
Twin Falls County89,12822610.83$105.15/mo
Valley County11,4762110.83$105.15/mo
Washington County10,4253110.82$105.04/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Idaho results in the release of 5,536,886,899.69 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 44th highest in the United States. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 41st worst in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 2,912.74 kilograms of emissions capita. The state has 138 electricity producing plants, which is the 26th most in the country and 11th most when counting power plants per person. Idaho has about 50.83% of its electricity generated by Conventional Hydroelectric. Other fuel types used include Natural Gas at 25.32% and Wind at 16.93% of production.

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Black Liquour

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 5.81%. The US average is 2.45%, 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 50.83% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 25.32% and 16.93% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in Idaho?

The average electric rate in Idaho is 10.49 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Riverside Electric Cooperative, at 6.29 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Idaho?

There are 138 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 2023 is $104 while the nationwide average is $137.

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?

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