Electricity Rates in Nevada

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Nevada

  • Population
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    3,104,614
  • Total Production
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    41,695,568 MWh / 13.43 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    39,445,919 MWh / 12.71 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    14,392,377 MWh / 4.64 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    12,659,863,016 kg / 4,077.76 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    27,316,759 MWh / 8.8 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.107/kWh$215.66/mo.$66.12/mo.
18th12.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nevada
18th$117.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Nevada Electricity Fuel Mix

Nevada's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents of Nevada enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electricity rate of 12.65 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 14.46 cents. This ranks Nevada as the 18th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. The state is home to 10 electricity providers, but customers are most often faced with only one or two supplier choices because Nevada has a regulated electricity market. Residents living in the state consume 94.60% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the additional 5.40% generated can be exported or stored. Selling 29,789,206 megawatt hours, NV Energy is the largest vendor in the state. The state is the 35th worst polluting state in the United State when considering total CO2 output, with over 12,659,863,016.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity use. With annual generation of 41,695,568.43 megawatt hours, Nevada is the 35th largest generator of electricity in the United States.

Residential Electricity Providers in Nevada

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
NV EnergyBUNDLED12.72113.312,824,9491,631,071,13118,837,375.5
Overton Power District No 5BUNDLED10.39127.29204,11821,216,000
Boulder City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.07116.0198,2389,894,794
Mount Wheeler PowerBUNDLED7.91107.9984,3926,674,138
Wells Rural Electric CompanyBUNDLED10.07107.5757,8115,820,000
City of Fallon UtilitiesBUNDLED14.8178.725,907.993,836,020.16
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED9.8193.4117,2841,694,996
Lincoln County Power DistrictBUNDLED7.9370.8515,918.771,262,501.26
Harney Electric CooperativeBUNDLED8.58163.1514,061.211,206,038.05
Alamo Power District No 3BUNDLED13.03146.78,185.371,066,835.5

Commercial Electricity Providers in Nevada

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
NV EnergyBUNDLED9.65402.658,107,139782,478,64118,837,375.5
Colorado River CommissionBUNDLED1.55201,239.42337,1185,232,225
Overton Power District No 5BUNDLED9.61338.95111,72210,742,000
Boulder City UtilitiesBUNDLED11.75487.8852,2196,135,087
Wells Rural Electric CompanyBUNDLED9.25413.9251,0084,717,000
City of Fallon UtilitiesBUNDLED12.32614.2746,598.625,742,239.92
Mount Wheeler PowerBUNDLED9.04178.7140,4023,652,330
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED6.60630.5729,5861,953,494
Lincoln County Power DistrictBUNDLED6.22245.1520,432.91,270,838.53
Harney Electric CooperativeBUNDLED8.85289.769,075.67803,220.37

Power Plants in Nevada

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Chuck Lenzie Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 5,700,0672,231,795,659.1391.54
Storey County Natural Gas 3,556,4651,572,689,592.04442.21
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 2,944,5401,171,776,031.86397.95
Clark County Natural Gas 2,732,9251,107,455,744.78405.23
Clark County Natural Gas 2,625,8401,011,517,481.24385.22
Humboldt County Coal 1,739,616.012,004,817,768.281,152.4512/2025
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,721,184
Boulder City Conventional Hydroelectric 1,666,977
TS Power PlantNevada Gold Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Eureka County Coal 1,345,348.991,288,775,050.9957.95
SilverhawkNevada Cogeneration Assoc # 1 (9.20%)Southern Nevada Water Authority (15.80%)NV Energy (75.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 1,324,286549,245,177.88414.75

Quick Facts

3,077,237.04 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Nevada. With 3,104,614 residents, this is 0.99 megawatt hours per person.

Nevada is ranked as the 33rd highest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling over 39,400,000 megawatt hours.

Nevada is 5th in the United States in solar power production, with 8,401,364.08 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

With a population of 3,104,614 residents, Nevada is the 33rd largest state in the United States.

Nevada generates 4.64 megawatt hours per citizen of the state from renewable fuel types. This makes Nevada the 15th highest state for renewable production per capita in the country.

Solar power usage in Nevada has increased by 40.18% year over year, with 8,401,364.08 megawatt hours being produced from solar in the last year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Carson City58,639212.72$113.30/mo
Churchill County25,5163812.72$113.27/mo
Clark County2,265,46154911.89$118.21/mo
Douglas County49,488212.72$113.30/mo
Elko County53,7025110.34$105.43/mo
Esmeralda County729212.72$113.30/mo
Eureka County1,855419.94$109.42/mo
Humboldt County17,2853310.41$141.14/mo
Lander County5,7342312.72$113.30/mo
Lincoln County4,49938.17$74.35/mo
Lyon County59,2352312.72$113.30/mo
Mineral County4,5542212.72$113.30/mo
Nye County51,5913311.38$111.82/mo
Pershing County6,6502112.72$113.30/mo
Storey County4,1042512.72$113.30/mo
Washoe County486,4922912.72$113.30/mo
White Pine County9,080217.94$107.99/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Nevada's primary fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 24,206,312.3 megawatt hours, or 58.05% of production in the state. Solar and Geothermal account for 20.15% and 9.32% of electricity production, respectively. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 12,659,863,016.49 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 35th highest amount in the US. Averaging 4,077.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 33rd worst for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Nevada has the 35th most electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 89 total power plants. This translates to the 27th most power plants per person in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
58.05%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
20.15%
GEOTHERMAL
Geothermal
9.32%
COAL
Coal
7.38%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
4.11%
OTHER
Other
1.02%

Nevada Net Metering

Of the 10 electric companies in Nevada, 7 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has some of the best net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Nevada is 3.35%. This includes data from 5 providers, including NV Energy, Overton Power District No 5, and Boulder City Utilities. With a United States average of 2.76%, Nevada is ranked as the 26th best state in the US.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to support personal solar can do so by enacting rebates for solar purchases and tax incentives. Nevada offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. Offering no rebates for solar installs, the state currently is dropping the ball for its citizens who want to install private solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for residents in Nevada who wish to purchase private solar panels. Consumers in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing private solar.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level determine whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel sources. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity production. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Nevada has taken great initiative to create an RPS plan of action that requires at least 25% of electricity output to come from renewable energy sources.

Learn about going solar in Nevada, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Nevada

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Nevada?

By total revenue, NV Energy is the largest electricity company in Nevada.

What is the average electric bill in Nevada?

In 2022, Nevada has an average electric bill of $118.

Does Nevada have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Nevada has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.

Where does Nevada get its electricity?

Natural Gas is the fuel used for electricity generation in Nevada, making up 58.05% of production. The second and third most used fuels are Solar and Geothermal, which make up 20.15% and 9.32% of total production respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in Nevada?

A good electricity rate in Nevada would be somewhere below the state average of 12.65 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the varying rates in the state range from 7.91 cents per kilowatt hour up to 14.81 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Nevada?

There are 89 active electricity plants located in Nevada.

How many electric companies offer service in Nevada?

There are 10 electricity suppliers serving customers in Nevada.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Nevada?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Mount Wheeler Power7.917,337
2Lincoln County Power District7.932,041
3Harney Electric Cooperative8.581,370
4Raft River Rural Electric Coop9.811,820
5Wells Rural Electric Company10.075,619
6Boulder City Utilities10.078,162
7Overton Power District No 510.3916,578
8NV Energy12.721,363,290
9Alamo Power District No 313.03737
10City of Fallon Utilities14.814,844

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-18