Nevada electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 11.26 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 8 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Nevada natural gas rates in November 2016 averaged 9.70 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 10 percent less than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in November 2016.
Nearly all new electricity generation in the United States originated from one of three sources in 2015 – wind energy, solar energy or natural gas.
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.