Our Energy FutureResponsible Development
We have several infrastructure projects in development to complement existing resources, including two major transmission projects and a 500-kilovolt substation.
In above-average water years, our 17 hydroelectric facilities are typically our largest energy source, providing more than 50 percent of the energy delivered to customers.
One of our main goals is to protect and, when prudent, augment these clean, emission-free hydro resources to keep our customers’ rates among the lowest in the nation.
In recent years, we moved away from coal resource development and toward cleaner natural gas and other alternative resources. In addition to construction of the Danskin and Bennett Mountain natural gas fired power plants in Elmore County, we built the Langley Gulch Power Plant, a natural gas power plant designed to serve as a flexible resource to meet projected energy demands.
With customer demand exceeding our current generating and transmission import capabilities we have three primary alternatives to continue to reliably serve customers:
- Use less and participate in energy efficiency programs
- Build more generation
- Increase transmission import capability
At Idaho Power, we’re pursuing all alternatives. Increasing our generation and transmission capacity improves reliability while giving us the flexibility to serve customer demand in the most cost-effective manner.
A robust transmission system also helps us integrate new alternative resources and enhance the economy of our region. Learn more about what we're doing to develop high-capacity transmission line projects:
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Email us at: OurEnergyFuture@idahopower.com.