Kootenai County, Idaho Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Kootenai County, Idaho Electricity Overview

Kootenai County uses 814.29% more electricity than it generates.

Kootenai County is the 17th largest producing county in Idaho out of 44 counties when it comes to megawatt hours produced from sustainable fuel sources.

Kootenai County's ability to provide 65,021 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 16th highest hydroelectric energy producing county in Idaho out of 44 counties.

Kootenai County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 27.79% lower than the national average rate, at 10.10 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents.

Kootenai County has a population of 171,362 citizens.

Roughly 69.81% of Kootenai County's electricity is produced using non-renewable fuels, making it the 3rd highest county in Idaho out of 44 counties for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,385,002 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.92 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    260,857 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    78,757 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    182,100 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.52 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    393,107,573 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,294.02 kg

Coeur d'Alene, ID Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Coeur d'Alene home spend, on average, 10.15 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.25% less than Idaho's average price of 10.18 cents, resulting in the city ranking 41st out of 237 cities in Idaho for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Kootenai Electric.

Coeur d'Alene is the 8th highest ranked city in Idaho out of 237 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 95,246,357.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 12th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 760,307.8 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.50/mo.$75.01/mo.
41st10.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Coeur d'Alene
173rd$106.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Coeur d'Alene Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.9691.381,339,364133,362,340
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.35120.93386,20239,963,464

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Post Falls, ID Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Post Falls home spend, on average, 10.15 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.25% less than Idaho's average price of 10.18 cents, resulting in the city ranking 41st out of 237 cities in Idaho for best average electricity rate. There is 723.78% more electricity used in Post Falls than is produced, meaning they must purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties. Generating 1.69 megawatt hours per citizen living in the city, Post Falls is the 7th highest producing city out of 237 cities in the state.

Post Falls is the 13th highest ranked city in Idaho out of 237 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 58,954,913.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the city ranks 234th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,531.89 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Conventional Hydroelectric is the primary fuel type in Post Falls, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel type. Post Falls has the 2nd highest number of electricity plants of any city in the state, with one total plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Post Falls

Post Falls residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.50/mo.$75.01/mo.
41st10.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Post Falls
173rd$106.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Post Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Post Falls, Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.9691.3865,0211,339,364133,362,340
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.35120.93386,20239,963,464

Hayden, ID Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Hayden home spend, on average, 10.15 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.25% less than Idaho's average price of 10.18 cents, resulting in the city ranking 41st out of 237 cities in Idaho for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Kootenai Electric.

Hayden is the 18th highest ranked city in Idaho out of 237 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 27,146,990.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 135th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 216,701.92 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hayden

Hayden residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.50/mo.$75.01/mo.
41st10.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hayden
173rd$106.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hayden Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hayden, Idaho

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Avista UtilitiesBUNDLED9.9691.381,339,364133,362,340
Kootenai ElectricBUNDLED10.35120.93386,20239,963,464

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Electricity Production in Kootenai County, Idaho

Power Plants in Kootenai County, Idaho

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rathdrum ID Natural Gas 182,100117,679,651.6646.24
Post Falls ID Conventional Hydroelectric 65,021
Fighting Creek LFGTE PlantKootenai Electric Cooperative Inc (100.00%)
Kootenai County ID Landfill Gas 13,7369,329,069.48679.17

Kootenai County, Idaho Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Kootenai County's top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 69.81%, or 182,100 megawatt hours of production in the county. Taken together with Conventional Hydroelectric (24.93%) and Landfill Gas (5.27%), these three fuel types make up 100.00% county electricity generation. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 393,107,572.72 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 748th highest in the United States out of 3221 counties. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 2,294.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation the county is the 2501st highest polluting county in the nation. Kootenai County is home to 3 power producing plants, which is 10th most in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
69.81%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
24.93%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
5.27%

Kootenai County, Idaho Net Metering

Of the 4 electric companies in Kootenai County, 2 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Kootenai County who report energy loss metrics had an average of 3.93% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. With a United States average energy loss of 2.76%, Kootenai County is ranked as the 958th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Kootenai County, Idaho

Providers In Each City in Kootenai County:

  • Athol, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 38.76%
    • Northern Lights: 22.49%
    • Kootenai Electric: 38.76%
  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
  • Dalton Gardens, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
  • Fernan Lake Village, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
  • Harrison, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 100.00%
  • Hauser, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
  • Hayden, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
  • Hayden Lake, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
  • Huetter, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
  • Post Falls, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
  • Rathdrum, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
  • Spirit Lake, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 27.58%
    • Inland Power: 17.27%
    • Avista Utilities: 27.58%
    • Northern Lights: 27.58%
  • State Line, Idaho:
    • Kootenai Electric: 50.00%
    • Avista Utilities: 50.00%
  • Worley, Idaho:
    • Avista Utilities: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many power plants are located in Kootenai County, Idaho?

Kootenai County, Idaho has 3 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Kootenai County, Idaho?

By total customer count, Kootenai Electric is the largest electricity company in Kootenai County, Idaho.

How many electric companies offer service in Kootenai County, Idaho?

There are 4 electricity suppliers offering service in Kootenai County, Idaho.

What electricity companies offer service in Kootenai County, Idaho?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Kootenai Electric24,531
2Avista Utilities9,417
3Inland Power598
4Northern Lights310

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-20