Electricity In Idaho
- Total Consumption25,228,074 MWh / 14.12 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption5,480,108,897 kg
- Total Production16,873,046 MWh / 9.44 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 Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Idaho
Idaho's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents in Idaho enjoy a lower residential 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 13.62 cents. The state is home to 29 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 19th highest ranked state in the nation for electricity consumption per capita, with an average of 14.12 megawatt hours consumed yearly per person in the state. All told, customers in the state consume a grand total of 25,228,074 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs. Idaho Power sells 14,766,918 megawatt hours in the state each year, which is more than any other electricity supplier. Around 72.14% of the states’ electricity is produced from renewable fuel types, ranking them as the 5th highest state in terms of percentage of electricity produced from sustainable fuel types.
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||7.84||80||306,342||24,024,428||230,040|
|Fall River Electric||BUNDLED||10.41||116.1||174,738||18,198,000||51,740|
|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|
BrownleeIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Washington County||Conventional Hydroelectric||2,065,021|
Langley Gulch Power PlantIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Payette County||Natural Gas||1,954,482||729,766,228.24||373.38|
Hells CanyonIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Adams County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,798,611.02|
Rathdrum Power LLCITOCHU (100.00%)
|Clearwater County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,637,786|
Cabinet GorgeAvista Utilities (100.00%)
|Bonner County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,002,706|
Palisades DamUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
|Bonneville County||Conventional Hydroelectric||833,894|
C J StrikeIdaho Power (100.00%)
|Owyhee County||Conventional Hydroelectric||447,516|
Clearwater Paper IPP LewistonClearwater Paper Corporation (100.00%)
|Nez Perce County||Black Liquour||400,823||162,337,157.38||405.01|
Goshen Phase IIBP PLC (50.00%)Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (50.00%)
Within the most recent year, Idaho has seen a 10.69% increase in CO2 emissions from electricity use.
Idaho has seen a 8.58% decline throughout the last 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production.
Unfortunately, during the course of the previous 12 months, there was a 10.99% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuel types in the state of Idaho.
Idaho emits 3,066.54 kilograms per capita of CO2 emissions. It is the 41st highest polluting state per capita.
With total generation of 16,873,046.49 megawatt hours, Idaho is ranked 44th highest for total generation of any states in the United States.
Idaho currently is 21st in the United States in megawatt hours produced by solar power.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Bear Lake County||6,125||3||10.40||$95.76/mo|
|Nez Perce County||40,408||3||1||11.22||$116.73/mo|
|Twin Falls County||86,878||2||26||10.24||$97.68/mo|
Idaho has around 49.87% of its electricity produced from Conventional Hydroelectric. Natural Gas and Wind make up the next highest amounts at 4,629,679.17 megawatt hours (27.44%) and 2,608,517.49 megawatt hours (15.46%), respectively. The state citizens average 3,066.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 5,480,108,896.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Idaho has 138 power plants, which is the 26th most in the US and 7th most when counting plants per citizen in the state.
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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 49.87% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 27.44% and 15.46% respectively.
What electricity company is the largest supplier in Idaho?
The largest electricity supplier in Idaho by megawatt hours sold is Idaho Power.
What power companies are in Idaho?
Does Idaho have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where residents’ electricity supplier choices are often determined by their location or state legislation.
How much does electricity cost in Idaho?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.09 cents in Idaho in 2022.
What is the average electric bill in Idaho?
The Idaho average electric bill is $98 so far in 2022.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Idaho?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Farmers Electric Cooperative Iowa||6.00||128|
|3||Riverside Electric Cooperative||6.81||603|
|4||Lower Valley Energy||6.98||1,856|
|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||7.84||29,334|
|10||East End Mutual Electric||8.07||764|
How many power plants are located in Idaho?
Idaho is home to 138 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.
How many electric companies offer service in Idaho?
There are 29 electricity suppliers operating in Idaho.