Electricity in Idaho
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Idaho
- Population see rank1,839,106
- Total Production see rank16,948,587 MWh / 9.22 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank25,596,519 MWh / 13.92 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank12,455,047 MWh / 6.77 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank5,497,308,845 kg / 2,989.12 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank4,493,540 MWh / 2.44 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.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Idaho
Idaho's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in Idaho in 2022 is 10.18 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 27.26% less than the national average price of 13.99 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 51.02% more electricity than is generated, resulting in the need to import electricity from other states. Idaho has experienced a 7.44% decline within the previous year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production. The state is ranked 4th in the country for percentage of electricity generated from renewable fuel sources, creating 73.49% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $123.86, while the Idaho average is $99.55 per month. Idaho is 9th in the nation for lowest average monthly bill total.
Residential Electricity Providers in Idaho
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Idaho Falls Power||BUNDLED||7.95||80.96||309,169||24,574,610||230,040|
|Fall River Electric||BUNDLED||10.41||116.1||174,738||18,198,000||52,221|
|United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||BUNDLED||7.02||115.79||94,013||6,597,000|
|Idaho County Light & Power||BUNDLED||11.27||113.26||45,640.15||5,144,249.38|
Power Plants in Idaho
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Payette County||Natural Gas||1,927,107||722,979,323.64||375.16|
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
|Nez Perce County||Black Liquour||398,671||162,102,679.16||406.61|
Grand View Solar TwoGrand View PV Solar Two, LLC (100.00%)
High MesaExelon Corporation (100.00%)
|Twin Falls County||Wind||93,650|
Simplot Leasing Don PlantSimplot Leasing Corp (100.00%)
|Power County||Waste Heat||61,911|
Simcoe SolarSimcoe Solar (100.00%)
American Falls Solar IIAmerican Falls Solar II, LLC (100.00%)
Orchard Ranch SolarOrchard Ranch Solar, LLC (100.00%)
American Falls SolarAmerican Falls Solar LLC (100.00%)
Murphy Flat SolarMurphy Flat Power, LLC (100.00%)
There was a 6.23% increase in the use of non-renewable electricity sources during the course of the previous 12 months in Idaho.
Natural gas accounts for 26.02% of the electricity generation in Idaho, resulting in a ranking of 39th countrywide for natural gas generation.
Idaho saw a 7.21% rise in CO2 pollution caused by the use of electricity throughout the most recent 12 months.
With 20,623.22 megawatt hours generated from coal, Idaho ranks 46th in electricity production using coal as a fuel source.
Idaho is the 44th highest polluting state in the United States based on electricity related emissions, emitting 5,497,308,844.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
As the 45th highest generator of electricity in the United States, electricity plants in Idaho generate 16,948,587.01 megawatt hours of electricity.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Bear Lake County||6,372||3||10.44||$99.07/mo|
|Nez Perce County||42,090||2||1||11.00||$112.53/mo|
|Twin Falls County||90,046||2||4||10.34||$99.00/mo|
Electricity consumption in Idaho results in the release of 5,497,308,844.81 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 44th 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 2,989.12 kilograms of emissions capita. The state has 21 electricity producing plants, which is the 40th most in the country and 15th most when counting power plants per person. Idaho has about 51.04% of its electricity generated by Conventional Hydroelectric. Other fuel types used include Natural Gas at 26.02% and Wind at 15.68% of production.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy 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 51.04% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 26.02% and 15.68% respectively.
What is a good electricity rate in Idaho?
The average electric rate in Idaho is 10.18 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 21 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 $100 while the nationwide average is $124.
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||Farmers Electric Company||6.00||128|
|3||Riverside Electric Cooperative||6.81||603|
|4||Lower Valley Energy||7.01||1,880|
|5||United Electric Cooperative (Idaho)||7.02||7,059|
|6||Rupert, Idaho Electric Utility||7.40||3,070|
|7||Weiser, Idaho Electric Utility||7.53||3,264|
|8||Declo, Idaho Electric Utility||7.63||130|
|9||Idaho Falls Power||7.95||29,628|
|10||East End Mutual Electric||8.07||764|