Idaho electricity rates in May 2017 averaged 10.17 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 22 percent less than the 13.02 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in May 2017.
Idaho natural gas rates in April 2017 averaged 7.98 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 30 percent less than the 11.38 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in April 2017.
The United States is maintaining its role as a leader of wind power production across the globe, the AWEA said in a recent report.
Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
For the first time ever, natural gas is expected to surpass coal as an electricity generating source in the United States.