Nevada electricity rates in August 2017 averaged 11.77 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 11 percent less than the 13.19 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in August 2017.
Nevada natural gas rates in August 2017 averaged 14.10 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 22 percent less than the 18.09 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in August 2017.
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.