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Electricity In Nevada
- 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.
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
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Valley Electric Association||13.62||167.03||307,479||41,871,427||191,966,971|
|Overton Power District No 5||9.97||122.09||198,510||19,800,000||138,198,168.36|
|Boulder City Utilities||10.31||122.82||100,984||10,415,142||54,173,136.86|
|Mount Wheeler Power||7.52||101.83||83,317||6,263,308||198,324,022.78|
|Wells Rural Electric Company||10.13||107.98||56,901||5,762,000||254,769,497.09|
Power Plants in Nevada
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Chuck Lenzie Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
TracyNV Energy (100.00%)
Harry AllenNV Energy (100.00%)
Apex Generating StationLos Angeles Department of Water & Power (100.00%)
SilverhawkNV Energy (75.00%)Nevada Cogeneration Assoc # 1 (9.37%)
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Hoover Dam (NV)US Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
North ValmyIdaho Power (50.00%)NV Energy (50.00%)
Desert Star Energy CenterDesert Star Energy Center SDG&E (100.00%)
Clark (NVE)NV Energy (100.00%)
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.
Nevada is ranked 35th in the United States for total electricity production, producing 40,585,019.19 megawatt hours.
Nevada consumes 94.31% of the electricity that is produced in their generation facilities, so they will export or store the leftover megawatt hours.
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.
Averaging generation of 13.18 megawatt hours per Nevada citizen per year, Nevada ranks 24th in generation per capita in the country.
Over the preceding 12 months, Nevada saw a 3.08% decrease in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Carson City||55,916||4 providers||10.02||$72.00/mo|
|Churchill County||24,909||5 providers||11||11.71||$73.96/mo|
|Clark County||2,266,715||20 providers||39||11.22||$107.23/mo|
|Douglas County||48,905||8 providers||10.02||$72.00/mo|
|Elko County||52,778||10 providers||1||9.33||$94.11/mo|
|Esmeralda County||873||9 providers||10.20||$104.98/mo|
|Eureka County||2,029||6 providers||1||9.48||$86.90/mo|
|Humboldt County||16,831||10 providers||2||10.24||$101.25/mo|
|Lander County||5,532||5 providers||2||10.02||$73.74/mo|
|Lincoln County||5,183||14 providers||10.05||$108.33/mo|
|Lyon County||57,510||9 providers||4||10.97||$73.10/mo|
|Mineral County||4,505||7 providers||3||11.55||$112.36/mo|
|Nye County||46,523||16 providers||3||11.61||$130.02/mo|
|Pershing County||6,725||6 providers||1||10.25||$101.40/mo|
|Storey County||4,123||4 providers||2||10.02||$72.00/mo|
|Washoe County||471,519||13 providers||13||10.29||$75.39/mo|
|White Pine County||9,580||8 providers||1||7.99||$98.77/mo|
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.
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.