Quick facts about electricity in Colorado

  • Colorado is about average in terms of electricity affordability, ranking 30th in the nation in terms of the average price to power homes.
  • Colorado has plentiful fossil fuel and renewable energy resources.
  • Coal continues to produce most of Colorado’s electricity. Natural gas power plants provide almost one-fourth of the supply.
  • In 2016, wind turbines supplied the vast majority of Colorado’s renewable electricity, followed by hydroelectric power.
  • One in five Colorado households uses electricity as the main home heating source so cold winter months can drive higher bills.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration