Utah electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 10.68 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 13 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Utah natural gas rates in October 2016 averaged 9.23 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 14 percent less than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in October 2016.
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Wind energy had a big year in the U.S. in 2015, accounting for more new electricity capacity in the country than any other energy source.
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.