Electricity Rates in Idaho
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Idaho
- Population see rank1,900,923
- Total Production see rank16,807,605 MWh / 8.84 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank26,000,121 MWh / 13.68 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank12,484,931 MWh / 6.57 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank5,536,886,900 kg / 2,912.74 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank4,322,674 MWh / 2.27 MWh per capita
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:
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
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Idaho Falls Power||BUNDLED||8.23||85.03||326,425||26,853,013||233,443|
|Fall River Electric||BUNDLED||10.15||117.94||189,349||19,226,000||40,549|
|United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||BUNDLED||7.40||121.61||95,413||7,056,000|
|Idaho County Light & Power||BUNDLED||11.20||116.09||48,392.56||5,419,176.16|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Idaho
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Idaho Falls Power||BUNDLED||7.13||486.75||366,160||26,121,706||233,443|
|Fall River Electric||BUNDLED||7.51||280.22||115,076||8,642,000||40,549|
|City of Burley Electric||BUNDLED||7.08||537.86||72,277.68||5,118,248.5|
|Raft River Rural Electric Coop||BUNDLED||5.34||804.49||71,965||3,845,462|
|United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||BUNDLED||6.35||307.96||65,804||4,176,000|
Power Plants in Idaho
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Rathdrum Power LLCITOCHU (100.00%)
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Payette County||Natural Gas||1,574,900||575,319,074.12||365.31|
BrownleeIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Washington County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,543,109.02|
|Clearwater County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,482,062.01|
Hells CanyonIdaho Power (100.00%)
Cabinet GorgeAvista Utilities (100.00%)
|Bonner County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,002,923|
Palisades DamUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
|Bonneville County||Conventional Hydroelectric||595,897|
Evander Andrews Power ComplexIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Elmore County||Natural Gas||484,314||281,329,107.64||580.88|
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
|Nez Perce County||Black Liquour||393,760||162,238,921.62||412.02|
Goshen Phase IIBP PLC (50.00%)Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (50.00%)
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Bear Lake County||6,327||3||10.74||$103.95/mo|
|Nez Perce County||41,820||2||1||10.93||$113.06/mo|
|Twin Falls County||89,128||2||26||10.83||$105.15/mo|
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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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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Riverside Electric Cooperative||6.29||611|
|3||Farmers Electric Company||6.33||131|
|5||Lower Valley Energy||6.94||1,928|
|6||Rupert, Idaho Electric Utility||7.05||3,112|
|7||United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||7.40||7,190|
|8||Weiser, Idaho Electric Utility||7.47||3,327|
|9||City of Bonners Ferry Utilities||7.68||2,831|
|10||East End Mutual Electric||8.07||790|
What electricity companies are in Idaho?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|5||Idaho Falls Power||30,795|
|7||Fall River Electric||16,155|
|9||United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||7,190|
|10||City of Burley Electric||4,825|