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  • Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, rated at 3,937 net megawatts, is the largest net generator of electricity in the nation. By capacity, it is the second-largest power plant of any kind in the nation. 
  • Arizona ranked second in the nation in utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy in 2015.
  • Arizona, the 14th most populous state, ranked 45th in the nation in per capita energy consumption in 2014, partly because of the state’s small industrial sector.
  • Arizona's only operating coal mine, Kayenta, on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, supplies the 7-to-8 million short tons burned annually by the Navajo Generating Station's three 750-megawatt units.
  • Arizona's Renewable Environmental Standard requires 15% of the state’s electricity consumed in 2025 to come from renewable energy resources; in 2015, 9.5% of Arizona’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable resources, primarily from the Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams.

Last Updated: December 15, 2016

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Arizona, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 44
Total Energy per Capita 47
Total Energy 28
Crude Oil 30
Natural Gas 30
Coal 16
Electricity 10
Natural Gas 12
Electricity 25
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 22

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