2011 Oregon General Rate Case
Important Information About Idaho Power Rates for Oregon Customers
On July 29, Idaho Power filed with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) a request to increase Oregon base rates by approximately $5.8 million, or a 14.67 percent overall average increase. Base rates are the portion of rates that pay for Idaho Power’s cost of conducting business—including providing power to customers—under normal operating conditions.
The requested rate change will continue to address a long-term, substantial imbalance between the cost of providing service in Oregon and Idaho Power’s ability to recover those costs under current rates. This increase in rates is important for Idaho Power to achieve fair and timely recovery of investments it has already made in its electrical system, which today’s rates do not fully provide.
The OPUC may take up to 10 months to consider Idaho Power’s request for the proposed rate change, so customers would not see their base rates increase until June 1, 2012.
Idaho Power is sensitive to the challenges faced by its customers in these difficult economic times and does not take lightly any request to increase rates. We are continually looking for ways to provide services to our customers efficiently and at low cost. Our customers continue to pay some of the lowest rates in the country for electric service.
Learn more about the filing in the links below:
Learn about current Oregon rates by customer group: