Nevada Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Nevada

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Nevada

  • Population
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    3,177,772
  • Total Production
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    42,678,572 MWh / 13.43 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    38,402,370 MWh / 12.08 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    15,968,822 MWh / 5.03 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    11,360,094,174 kg / 3,574.86 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    26,768,065 MWh / 8.42 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.176/kWh$0.107/kWh$272.66/mo.$66.12/mo.
35th16.54¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nevada
33rd$142.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Nevada Electricity Fuel Mix

Nevada's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents of Nevada are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than most people in the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 16.54 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average rate of 16.12 cents. This makes Nevada the 35th lowest priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. The state is home to 11 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 89.98% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the additional 10.02% generated can be exported or stored. Selling 28,744,040.4 megawatt hours, NV Energy is the largest vendor in the state. The state is the 37th worst polluting state in the United State when considering total CO2 output, with over 11,360,094,173.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity use. With annual generation of 42,678,572.05 megawatt hours, Nevada is the 32nd 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 EnergyBUNDLED16.84137.2912,049,744.282,028,762,09219,589,012.48
Overton Power District No 5BUNDLED12.65140.3198,085.7125,050,487.82
Boulder City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.22113.4394,853.859,698,227
Mount Wheeler PowerBUNDLED8.32112.483,854.786,976,654
Wells Rural Electric CompanyBUNDLED10.14106.7257,2495,805,000
City of Fallon UtilitiesBUNDLED17.6282.6624,154.234,256,014.89
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED10.1589.6216,360.581,660,191
Lincoln County Power DistrictBUNDLED11.5496.0115,007.91,731,307.5
Harney Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.32185.3813,445.891,388,108.73
Alamo Power District No 3BUNDLED17.29179.37,700.591,331,629.81

Commercial Electricity Providers in Nevada

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
NV EnergyBUNDLED13.16526.757,859,472.81,034,149,86419,589,012.48
Colorado River CommissionENERGY2.7734,238.02192,475.535,341,130.8
Overton Power District No 5BUNDLED11.00389.33118,999.9513,085,147.96
Boulder City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.83432.1350,278.75,446,138
Wells Rural Electric CompanyBUNDLED9.36398.8448,5874,546,000
City of Fallon UtilitiesBUNDLED13.92668.1446,588.996,483,599.19
Mount Wheeler PowerBUNDLED9.34186.2241,284.583,857,956
Raft River Rural Electric CoopBUNDLED6.64587.3528,199.031,871,883
Lincoln County Power DistrictBUNDLED8.59344.0520,658.151,773,557.75
Aha Macav Power ServiceBUNDLED13.721,485.969,691.041,329,937.67

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 6,853,9672,602,233,571.56379.67
Storey County Natural Gas 3,818,1211,639,680,388.92429.45
Clark County Natural Gas 2,631,808996,435,972.14378.61
Clark County Natural Gas 2,331,130909,179,173.56390.02
Clark County Natural Gas 2,122,179.48876,139,666.64412.85
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 2,101,108850,321,519.6404.7
Desert Star Energy CenterDesert Star Energy Center SDG&E (100.00%)
Boulder City Natural Gas 1,515,675603,284,824.66398.034/2027
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,459,394
Boulder City Conventional Hydroelectric 1,282,635
TS Power PlantNevada Gold Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Eureka County Coal 1,211,972.991,170,594,882.18965.86

Quick Facts

2,225,206.53 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Nevada. With 3,177,772 residents, this is 0.7 megawatt hours per person.

Nevada is ranked as the 33rd highest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling over 38,400,000 megawatt hours.

Nevada is 5th in the United States in solar power production, with 10,029,129.33 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

With a population of 3,177,772 residents, Nevada is the 33rd largest state in the United States.

Nevada generates 5.03 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.

During the previous 12 months Nevada has experienced a 12.77% decrease in coal usage, going from a previous total of 2,550,980.38 megawatt hours produced from coal to 2,225,206.53 megawatt hours.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Carson City57,957216.84$137.29/mo
Churchill County25,0773416.84$137.25/mo
Clark County2,322,98553815.33$138.20/mo
Douglas County49,158216.84$137.29/mo
Elko County53,420511.26$108.98/mo
Esmeralda County987216.84$137.29/mo
Eureka County1,6034111.34$118.00/mo
Humboldt County17,2183213.20$164.14/mo
Lander County5,7292116.84$137.29/mo
Lincoln County4,600311.80$99.86/mo
Lyon County58,0292216.84$137.29/mo
Mineral County4,5522116.84$137.29/mo
Nye County50,0963214.46$130.35/mo
Pershing County6,668216.84$137.29/mo
Storey County4,0472316.84$137.29/mo
Washoe County496,7452316.84$137.29/mo
White Pine County9,192218.34$112.33/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Nevada's primary fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 24,509,607.33 megawatt hours, or 57.43% of production in the state. Solar and Geothermal account for 23.50% and 9.98% of electricity production, respectively. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 11,360,094,173.88 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 37th highest amount in the US. Averaging 3,574.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 36th worst for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Nevada has the 16th most electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 59 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
57.43%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
23.50%
GEOTHERMAL
Geothermal
9.98%
COAL
Coal
5.21%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.15%
OTHER
Other
0.87%

Nevada Net Metering

Of the 11 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 2.21%. This includes data from 5 providers, including NV Energy, Overton Power District No 5, and Boulder City Utilities. With a United States average of 2.87%, Nevada is ranked as the 10th 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.

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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 2024, Nevada has an average electric bill of $142.

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 57.43% of production. The second and third most used fuels are Solar and Geothermal, which make up 23.50% and 9.98% 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 16.54 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 8.32 cents per kilowatt hour up to 17.62 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Nevada?

There are 59 active electricity plants located in Nevada.

How many electric companies offer service in Nevada?

There are 11 electricity suppliers serving customers in Nevada.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Nevada?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Mount Wheeler Power8.327,373
2Wells Rural Electric Company10.145,649
3Raft River Rural Electric Coop10.151,860
4Boulder City Utilities10.228,181
5Harney Electric Cooperative10.321,460
6Aha Macav Power Service10.86302
7Lincoln County Power District11.542,076
8Overton Power District No 512.6517,738
9NV Energy16.841,398,121
10Alamo Power District No 317.29757

Ginalyn Gelera
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2024-07-07