Utah electricity rates in January 2017 averaged 10.71 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 12 percent less than the 12.22 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in January 2017.
Utah natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 8.99 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 1 percent less than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 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.