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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
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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 14 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 CO2 emissions from electricity use for each citizen in the state, while the US average emissions per capita is 4,582.45. Hydroelectric power now makes up 5.18% of all electricity generation in the state after a rise of 11.30% in total megawatt hours produced from the source during the past year. In the last year, coal usage for the purpose of electric generation in the state has decreased by 7.41%.

Residential 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
Boulder City Utilities10.31122.82100,98410,415,142No DataIcon representing missing value.54,173,136.86
Mount Wheeler Power7.52101.8383,3176,263,308No 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
City of Fallon Utilities14.8277.5925,7873,822,900No DataIcon representing missing value.30,306,292.6
Raft River Rural Electric Coop9.8890.6616,2601,605,824No DataIcon representing missing value.17,008,459.77
Lincoln County Power District8.2866.8212,8081,060,000No DataIcon representing missing value.15,728,705.46
Harney Electric Cooperative8.38136.911,919998,800No DataIcon representing missing value.35,226,793.22

Power Plants in Nevada

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Chuck Lenzie Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 5,975,2412,378,915,174.16398.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Storey County Natural Gas 4,499,5081,919,293,270.86426.56No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Clark County Natural Gas 3,380,8041,331,362,842.88393.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Clark County Natural Gas 2,813,6961,063,465,980.36377.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SilverhawkNV Energy (75.00%)Southern Nevada Water Authority (15.63%)Nevada Cogeneration Assoc # 1 (9.37%)
Clark County Natural Gas 2,231,575926,218,861.96415.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Higgins Generating StationNV Energy (100.00%)
Clark County Natural Gas 2,158,653879,295,993.8407.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Clark County Conventional Hydroelectric 2,037,502126,581,489.6362.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Clark County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,685,150104,666,999.362.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Humboldt County Coal 1,131,8401,258,972,872.731,112.32Yes12/2025
Desert Star Energy CenterDesert Star Energy Center SDG&E (100.00%)
Boulder City Natural Gas 937,301395,991,502.34422.48No DataIcon representing missing value.4/2027

Quick Facts

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Nevada is 34th highest in the United States for electricity production from wind per capita, averaging 0.11 megawatt hours per person generated from wind.

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Nevada has the 35th highest total electricity generation in the country, 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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With 3,080,156 residents within its borders and 40,585,019.19 megawatt hours produced each year, Nevada had a megawatt hour per capita production of 13.18 megawatt hours. This is the 24th highest megawatt hour per capita total in the country.

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Over the preceding 12 months, Nevada saw a 3.08% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita.

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Carson City55,9163No DataIcon representing missing value.11.29$105.35/mo
Churchill County24,90931111.29$105.35/mo
Clark County2,266,71574811.15$117.43/mo
Douglas County48,9053No DataIcon representing missing value.11.29$105.35/mo
Elko County52,778619.80$102.56/mo
Esmeralda County8734No DataIcon representing missing value.12.10$126.75/mo
Eureka County2,029529.33$104.67/mo
Humboldt County16,831539.72$122.45/mo
Lander County5,5323211.29$105.35/mo
Lincoln County5,1834No DataIcon representing missing value.10.09$102.25/mo
Lyon County57,5103311.29$105.35/mo
Mineral County4,5054311.38$107.71/mo
Nye County46,5235211.02$118.88/mo
Pershing County6,7253111.29$105.35/mo
Storey County4,1233511.29$105.35/mo
Washoe County471,5194911.69$101.71/mo
White Pine County9,580217.58$101.97/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 13,307,804,902.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in Nevada from electricity use a year. Additionally, the state ranks 32nd highest in the nation for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Roughly 65.13% of Nevada’s electricity is generated using Natural Gas. When taken together with Solar (14.23%) and Geothermal (9.49%), these three fuel types account for 36,060,921.4 megawatt hours (or 88.85%) of the state electricity production. Nevada has 89 electricity generation plants, which is the 35th most power plants within a state and the 28th highest rate of power plants per resident in a state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
65.13%
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Solar
Solar
14.23%
GEOTHERMAL Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Geothermal
9.49%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
5.18%
COAL
Coal
4.94%
OTHER
Other
1.03%

Nevada Net Metering

Of the 14 electric providers in Nevada, 9 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?

Nevada’s electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 65.13% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Solar makes up 14.23% and Geothermal accounts for 9.49%.

How much does electricity cost in Nevada?

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

What electricity company is the largest provider in Nevada?

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

How many electric companies offer service in Nevada?

There are 14 electricity companies operating in Nevada.

What is the average electric bill in Nevada?

The average electricity bill in the state of Nevada in 2021 is $109 while the national average is $120.

How many power plants are within Nevada?

Nevada has 89 active power plants generating electricity for the state.

Does Nevada have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity company choices are usually determined by their location or state legislation.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Nevada?

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1Mount Wheeler Power7.527,152
2Lincoln County Power District8.281,817
3Harney Electric Cooperative8.381,353
4Pioche, Nevada Electric Utility9.37444
5Raft River Rural Electric Coop9.881,786
6Overton Power District No 59.9716,145
7Wells Rural Electric Company10.135,546
8Boulder City Utilities10.318,184
9NV Energy11.291,335,999
10Surprise Valley Electric12.3810

What power companies offer service in Nevada?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1NV Energy1,335,999
2Valley Electric Association23,501
3Overton Power District No 516,145
4Boulder City Utilities8,184
5Mount Wheeler Power7,152
6Wells Rural Electric Company5,546
7City of Fallon Utilities4,896
8Lincoln County Power District1,817
9Raft River Rural Electric Coop1,786
10Harney Electric Cooperative1,353

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14