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Electricity In Idaho
- Total Consumption24,642,086 MWh / 13.79 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions5,413,011,804 kg
- Total Production17,984,032 MWh / 10.06 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Idaho
Idaho residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.
Energy Profile of Idaho
Idaho's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents in Idaho enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 10.09 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average of 13.33 cents. The state is home to 30 electric vendors, but residents are most often faced with only a couple supplier choices due to the fact that Idaho has a regulated electricity market. Idaho is the 18th highest ranked state in the nation for electricity consumption per capita, with an average of 13.79 megawatt hours consumed yearly per person in the state. All told, customers in the state consume a grand total of 24,642,086 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs. Idaho Power has 567,186 total residential customers, which is more than any other electricity supplier who operate in the state. The US average monthly power bill is $120.11, while the Idaho average is $96.1 per month. Idaho is 8th in the nation for lowest average monthly bill total.
Electricity Providers in Idaho
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Idaho Falls Power||7.86||78.98||300,061||23,579,254||323,876||186,016,396.44|
|Fall River Electric||10.90||118.27||164,808||17,970,000||51,922||76,050,569.07|
|United Electric Cooperative||7.10||120.71||94,369||6,696,400||45,757,365.86|
|Idaho County Light & Power||11.25||113.88||45,186||5,082,300||8,156,641.22|
Power Plants in Idaho
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
BrownleeIdaho Power (100.00%)
Rathdrum Power LLCTyr Energy Inc (100.00%)
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
DworshakUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Cabinet GorgeAvista Utilities (100.00%)
Palisades DamUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
C J StrikeIdaho Power (100.00%)
Goshen Phase IILeeward Renewable Energy (50.00%)
American FallsIdaho Power (100.00%)
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
Idaho has dropped carbon dioxide emissions from electricity consumption by -125,729,497.87 kilograms (4.44%) within the previous 12 months.
With 1,787,065 citizens within its borders and 17,984,032.06 megawatt hours produced a year, Idaho had a megawatt hour per capita production of 10.06 megawatt hours. This is the 37th largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.
Renewable electricity sources account for 77.12%, or 13,869,509.63 megawatt hours, of Idaho’s total energy generation, giving the state a ranking of 15th in the nation for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuels.
When measuring CO2 equivalent emissions per capita, Idaho experienced a 6.20% decrease throughout the last year.
With 16,972.72 megawatt hours generated by coal, Idaho is 47th in electricity generation using coal as a fuel type.
Idaho currently is 19th in the United States in megawatt hours produced by solar power.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Ada County||481,587||2 providers||6||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Adams County||4,294||2 providers||2||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Bannock County||87,808||5 providers||3||10.29||$95.48/mo|
|Bear Lake County||6,125||6 providers||8.94||$87.12/mo|
|Benewah County||9,298||6 providers||1||10.36||$110.29/mo|
|Bingham County||46,811||8 providers||9.84||$92.73/mo|
|Blaine County||23,021||12 providers||2||8.38||$122.22/mo|
|Boise County||7,831||3 providers||1||10.22||$95.58/mo|
|Bonner County||45,739||6 providers||2||10.40||$105.92/mo|
|Bonneville County||119,062||9 providers||10||9.50||$92.44/mo|
|Boundary County||12,245||9 providers||1||10.34||$101.95/mo|
|Butte County||2,597||6 providers||1||9.98||$106.62/mo|
|Camas County||1,106||2 providers||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Canyon County||229,849||2 providers||2||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Caribou County||7,155||8 providers||3||8.97||$87.48/mo|
|Cassia County||24,030||17 providers||6||8.33||$117.88/mo|
|Clark County||845||8 providers||11.06||$81.38/mo|
|Clearwater County||8,756||5 providers||2||10.88||$111.87/mo|
|Custer County||4,315||7 providers||9.74||$110.57/mo|
|Elmore County||27,511||3 providers||16||10.20||$96.16/mo|
|Franklin County||13,876||3 providers||2||10.48||$95.48/mo|
|Fremont County||13,099||6 providers||4||10.61||$106.33/mo|
|Gem County||18,112||2 providers||1||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Gooding County||15,179||2 providers||12||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Idaho County||16,667||12 providers||10.60||$108.04/mo|
|Jefferson County||29,871||8 providers||1||9.87||$97.16/mo|
|Jerome County||24,412||3 providers||9||10.15||$97.26/mo|
|Kootenai County||165,697||6 providers||4||9.81||$104.81/mo|
|Latah County||40,108||4 providers||10.78||$110.76/mo|
|Lemhi County||8,027||9 providers||1||10.51||$91.63/mo|
|Lewis County||3,838||4 providers||10.93||$111.70/mo|
|Lincoln County||5,366||3 providers||2||10.02||$100.21/mo|
|Madison County||39,907||5 providers||1||10.66||$106.63/mo|
|Minidoka County||21,039||14 providers||1||8.20||$116.26/mo|
|Nez Perce County||40,408||8 providers||1||10.70||$106.41/mo|
|Oneida County||4,531||6 providers||10.02||$110.04/mo|
|Owyhee County||11,823||4 providers||2||10.16||$98.94/mo|
|Payette County||23,951||3 providers||1||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Power County||7,681||6 providers||4||10.21||$100.96/mo|
|Shoshone County||12,882||6 providers||10.37||$104.89/mo|
|Teton County||12,142||5 providers||1||9.76||$100.05/mo|
|Twin Falls County||86,878||3 providers||24||10.22||$95.62/mo|
|Valley County||11,392||2 providers||1||10.23||$95.48/mo|
|Washington County||10,194||3 providers||1||9.41||$81.00/mo|
Idaho has around 55.96% of its electricity produced from Conventional Hydroelectric. Adding Conventional Hydroelectric totals to Natural Gas (22.55%) and Wind (14.88%), these three fuel types account for 16,793,821.7 megawatt hours (or 93.38%) state electricity production. The state emits 3,029 kilograms of CO2 equivalent pollution per resident in the state, which makes it the 41st highest polluting state in the US. With total emissions of 5,413,011,804.44 kilograms, the state ranks 44th highest for total emissions from electricity production, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a state’s pollution levels. Idaho is home to 137 electricity producing plants, which is 25th most in the country and 7th highest when considering power plants per citizen.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Idaho
Where does Idaho get its electricity?
Idaho’s electricity is produced using mainly Conventional Hydroelectric, which accounts for 55.96% of the fuel used in the state.
How much does electricity cost in Idaho?
The average electricity rate paid by customers in Idaho in 2021 is 10.09 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the average electric bill in Idaho?
In 2021, Idaho has an average electric bill of $96, while the national average is $120.