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Electricity In Nevada

  • Population3,080,156
  • Total Consumption38,277,683 MWh / 12.43 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions13,307,804,902 kg
  • Total Production40,585,019 MWh / 13.18 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.107/kWh$205.24/mo.$66.12/mo.
15th11.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nevada
18th$109.49Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Energy Profile of Nevada

Nevada's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average electricity rate in Nevada in 2021 is 11.34 cents per kilowatt hour and the national average is 13.33 cents. This ranks Nevada as the 15th lowest priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. Even though there are 21 electricity suppliers operating in the state, citizens often will only have one electricity company option due to the regulated electricity market in place. Selling 29,539,587 megawatt hours a year, NV Energy is the largest provider in the state. On average, citizens of Nevada account for 4,320.5 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent gases from electric consumption per citizen in the state, while the US average emissions per capita is 4,582.45. During the past 12 months, Nevada has accomplished a 6.29% rise in electricity production using renewable fuel types rather than traditional non-renewable sources. The state ranks as the 36th worst polluting state in the United State when considering total CO2 equivalent output, with over 13,307,804,902.09 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity use.

Electricity Providers in Nevada

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NV Energy11.29105.3513,153,0941,485,192,84120,230,920.2522,418,838,847.2
Valley Electric Association13.62167.03307,47941,871,427No DataIcon representing missing value.191,966,971
Overton Power District No 59.97122.09198,51019,800,000No DataIcon representing missing value.138,198,168.36
Sunrun Solar13.12125.97120,77915,844,750No DataIcon representing missing value.41,990,612.87
Tesla Energy11.6192.94118,97513,815,440No DataIcon representing missing value.42,681,422.92
Boulder City Utilities10.31122.82100,98410,415,142No DataIcon representing missing value.54,173,136.86
Mount Wheeler Power 7.52101.8383,3176,263,308No DataIcon representing missing value.198,324,022.78
Wells Rural Electric Company10.13107.9856,9015,762,000No DataIcon representing missing value.254,769,497.09
Sunnova14.18128.0133,8564,802,159No DataIcon representing missing value.11,770,541.15
Vivint Solar11.31118.6331,9993,619,527No DataIcon representing missing value.11,124,927.52

Power Plants in Nevada

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Chuck Lenzie Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,975,2412,378,915,174.16398.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
TracyNV Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,499,5081,919,293,270.86426.56No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Harry AllenNV Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,380,8041,331,362,842.88393.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apex Generating StationLos Angeles Department of Water & Power (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,813,6961,063,465,980.36377.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SilverhawkNV Energy (75.00%)Nevada Cogeneration Assoc # 1 (9.37%)
Natural Gas 2,231,575926,218,861.96415.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,158,653879,295,993.8407.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hoover Dam (NV)US Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 2,037,502126,581,489.6362.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
North ValmyIdaho Power (50.00%)NV Energy (50.00%)
Coal 1,131,8401,258,972,872.731,112.32Yes12/2025
Desert Star Energy CenterDesert Star Energy Center SDG&E (100.00%)
Natural Gas 937,301395,991,502.34422.48No DataIcon representing missing value.4/2027
Clark (NVE)NV Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 902,912473,835,350.8524.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Wind produces 329,053 megawatt hours of electricity in Nevada. This equals roughly 0.11 megawatt hours per person in Nevada being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 34th highest in the country in that category.

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Nevada is ranked 35th in the United States for total electricity production, producing 40,585,019.19 megawatt hours.

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Nevada consumes 94.31% of the electricity that is produced in their generation facilities, so they will export or store the leftover megawatt hours.

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Nevada produces 70.15% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel types, giving it a ranking of 33rd worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

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Averaging generation of 13.18 megawatt hours per Nevada citizen per year, Nevada ranks 24th in generation per capita in the country.

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Over the preceding 12 months, Nevada saw a 3.08% decrease in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per capita.

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Carson City55,9164 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.02$72.00/mo
Churchill County24,9095 providers1111.71$73.96/mo
Clark County2,266,71520 providers3911.22$107.23/mo
Douglas County48,9058 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.02$72.00/mo
Elko County52,77810 providers19.33$94.11/mo
Esmeralda County8739 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.20$104.98/mo
Eureka County2,0296 providers19.48$86.90/mo
Humboldt County16,83110 providers210.24$101.25/mo
Lander County5,5325 providers210.02$73.74/mo
Lincoln County5,18314 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.05$108.33/mo
Lyon County57,5109 providers410.97$73.10/mo
Mineral County4,5057 providers311.55$112.36/mo
Nye County46,52316 providers311.61$130.02/mo
Pershing County6,7256 providers110.25$101.40/mo
Storey County4,1234 providers210.02$72.00/mo
Washoe County471,51913 providers1310.29$75.39/mo
White Pine County9,5808 providers17.99$98.77/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity production in the state of Nevada creates 13,307,804,902.09 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases. This is the 36th most of any state in the US. This total results in 4,320.5 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases per resident, ranking the state 32nd worst in the US for emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in the state of Nevada, with 65.13% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Taken together with Solar (14.23%) and Geothermal (9.49%), these three fuels account for 88.85% of the state electricity generation. Nevada has the 35th most electricity producing plants of any state in the country, with 93 power plants. This translates to the 27th most power plants per citizen in the United States.

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CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric

Net Metering

Of the 21 electric providers in Nevada, 15 of them report that they offer net metering. Regulations put in place at the state level are favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 9 electricity companies in Nevada that reported energy loss, including NV Energy, Valley Electric Association, and Overton Power District No 5. Combined, these 9 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.22% of electricity produced. With a United States average of 2.72%, Nevada is ranked as the 28th worst state in the United States.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating solar panel installs at private residences, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Nevada offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. Offering no rebates for solar installs, the state is currently failing its citizens who want to power their homes with private solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for residents in Nevada. There is currently no sales tax exemption for citizens who purchase solar.

State Level Initiatives

State level initiatives play a large role in whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric companies to produce a certain amount of their electricity using green fuels. Electric companies in Nevada are required to generate at least 25% of their electricity using renewable energy sources.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Nevada

Where does Nevada get its electricity?

The main fuel used for electricity production in Nevada is Natural Gas, making up 65.13% of the fuel used in the state.

What is the average electric bill in Nevada?

The average electricity bill in Nevada in 2021 is $109 while the countrywide average is $120.

How much does electricity cost in Nevada?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 11.34 cents in Nevada in 2021.