How We Compare Nationally

Idaho Power is proud of our clean energy mix. See the charts below to compare Idaho Power’s energy sources with the national average.


Idaho Power 2023 Energy Mix


donut chart showing 2022 Idaho Power energy mix: 31.1% hydro, 10% wind, 3.8% solar, 2.3% geothermal/biomass/other, 19.9% coal, 12.6% natural gas, and 20.3% market purchases

This energy mix shows the energy we generate from company-owned resources and energy we buy through long-term contracts with wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and small-scale hydro generators. The overall mix does not represent the energy delivered to customers for two reasons. First, we participate in the wholesale energy market and sell energy both to other utilities and to retail customers. Second, some of our purchased power from renewable sources comes with a Renewable Energy Credit, or REC, which we sell to keep customer prices low.



National Energy Mix Average donut chart showing 2022 national average energy mix: 38% natural gas, 22% coal, 19% nuclear, 13% nonhydro renewables, 6% hydro, and 2% other

Data Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration