September 18, 2012
Hells Canyon Dam Road Closures Begin Oct. 8
BOISE, IDAHO -- The road across Hells Canyon Dam will be closed between 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) and noon, and from 1 p.m. until dark on the following dates while Idaho Power crews complete necessary maintenance on the switchyard below the dam:
• Oct. 8-17
• Nov. 10-21
• Nov. 24-Dec. 13
The closure dates are based on the currently available repair schedule. They are subject to change depending on weather delays and other potential issues.
Hells Canyon Dam is the third and final project in the Hells Canyon Complex. It began generating electricity in 1967 and has a generating capacity of 391,500 kilowatts.
About Idaho Power Company:
Idaho Power began operations in 1916. Today, the electric utility employs approximately 2,000 people who serve nearly 500,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) is the investor-owned utility’s parent company based in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit www.idahopower.com or www.idacorpinc.com.
Brad Bowlin, Communications Specialist
(208) 388-2803 and email@example.com