Electricity in Nevada

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Nevada

  • Population
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    3,104,614
  • Total Production
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    41,880,184 MWh / 13.49 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    39,531,029 MWh / 12.73 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    12,928,744 MWh / 4.16 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    12,940,149,366 kg / 4,168.04 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    28,952,202 MWh / 9.33 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.107/kWh$205.24/mo.$66.12/mo.
15th11.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nevada
19th$112.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Energy Profile of Nevada

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 11.75 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 13.99 cents. This ranks Nevada as the 15th 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. Approximately 5.61% of the electricity produced in the state is exported or stored and 94.39% of it is actively consumed by residents. NV Energy sells 30,310,102 megawatt hours in the state a year, more than all other electricity suppliers. There has been a 20.12% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar power within the past 12 months, which is an increase of 1,113,537.26 megawatt hours each year. The state is ranked 16th in the United States for percentage of electricity produced from sustainable fuel types, creating 30.87% of their electricity from these renewable sources.

Residential Electricity Providers in Nevada

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
NV EnergyBUNDLED11.74108.0413,174,9571,546,548,82120,237,981.01
Overton Power District No 5BUNDLED10.39127.29204,11821,216,000
Boulder City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.11118.0599,52910,060,454
Mount Wheeler PowerBUNDLED7.74104.8583,6686,476,107
Wells Rural Electric CompanyBUNDLED10.02106.8757,5085,763,000
City of Fallon UtilitiesBUNDLED14.8178.725,907.993,836,020.16
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED9.8491.7516,7921,653,024
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

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 6,101,2312,402,734,391.82393.81
Storey County Natural Gas 4,206,3781,791,901,039.32426
Clark County Natural Gas 3,088,0511,225,570,541.44396.88
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 2,842,7901,145,097,835.28402.81
Clark County Natural Gas 2,796,2451,064,820,389.92380.8
Boulder City Conventional Hydroelectric 1,905,145
SilverhawkSouthern Nevada Water Authority (15.63%)Nevada Cogeneration Assoc # 1 (9.37%)NV Energy (75.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 1,628,992679,083,050.94416.87
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,604,876
Humboldt County Coal 1,568,146.021,727,532,575.341,101.64Yes12/2025
TS Power PlantNevada Gold Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Eureka County Coal 1,192,3411,159,255,787.32972.25Yes

Quick Facts

Residents of Nevada use 12.73 megawatt hours per year each, which is 25th in the US for electricity use per capita.

Nevada averages 4.16 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 14th highest in the country.

The state of Nevada experienced a 454,102,713.7 kilogram (3.43%) increase in CO2 pollution caused by the consumption of electricity throughout the past year.

Nevada produces 2.14 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the state a ranking of 1st in the nation.

Nevada ranks 36th in the nation in megawatt hours generated from coal usage.

Nevada is the 6th largest producing state of solar energy.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Carson City58,639211.74$108.04/mo
Churchill County25,5163311.74$108.02/mo
Clark County2,265,46153411.26$114.83/mo
Douglas County49,488211.74$108.04/mo
Elko County53,702510.13$103.46/mo
Esmeralda County729211.74$108.04/mo
Eureka County1,855419.57$106.37/mo
Humboldt County17,285329.97$138.82/mo
Lander County5,7342111.74$108.04/mo
Lincoln County4,49938.17$74.35/mo
Lyon County59,2352211.74$108.04/mo
Mineral County4,5542111.74$108.04/mo
Nye County51,5913210.62$107.15/mo
Pershing County6,650211.74$108.04/mo
Storey County4,1042311.74$108.04/mo
Washoe County486,4922111.74$108.04/mo
White Pine County9,080217.77$104.88/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Nevada's primary fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 26,163,595.65 megawatt hours, or 62.47% of production in the state. Solar and Geothermal account for 15.87% and 9.38% of electricity production, respectively. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 12,940,149,365.53 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 35th highest amount in the US. Averaging 4,168.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 32nd worst for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Nevada has the 17th most electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 52 total power plants. This translates to the 9th most power plants per person in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
62.47%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
15.87%
GEOTHERMAL
Geothermal
9.38%
COAL
Coal
6.57%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
4.66%
OTHER
Other
1.04%

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 Energy 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 $112.

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 62.47% of production. The second and third most used fuels are Solar and Geothermal, which make up 15.87% and 9.38% 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 11.75 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 7.74 cents per kilowatt hour up to 14.81 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Nevada?

There are 52 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 Power7.747,327
2Lincoln County Power District7.932,041
3Harney Electric Cooperative8.581,370
4Raft River Rural Electric Coop9.841,810
5Wells Rural Electric Company10.025,604
6Boulder City Utilities10.118,220
7Overton Power District No 510.3916,578
8NV Energy11.741,355,820
9Alamo Power District No 313.03737
10City of Fallon Utilities14.814,844

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-21