September 10, 2012
Education Grants Are “Powering Tomorrow"
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Power today began its third annual Powering Lives campaign, which recognizes organizations working to further educational excellence in unique ways. The company will award multiple Powering Tomorrow Grants worth up to $1,500 to organizations within Idaho Power’s service area.
“Idaho Power has always emphasized giving back to our communities,” said Brand Manager Krista West. “This campaign continues a tradition of nearly 100 years of company support for education and strong communities.”
As in years past, the campaign plays out on the company’s Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/idahopower. This year, however, the page sports a new look and an enhanced, more user-friendly interface. The featured videos also are new, though visitors likely will recognize them from their rotation on prime-time television news, sports and entertainment programs. This year’s videos feature two past Powering Lives participants – the Boise Bicycle Project and World Center for Birds of Prey, a winner of a 2012 grant.
Powering Tomorrow Grants (which are not funded by customer payments to Idaho Power) are available to tax-exempt organizations, schools or programs that can demonstrate their mission helps to strengthen our communities tomorrow by providing educational opportunities today. Those eligible are encouraged to share their education story at www.facebook.com/idahopower by Jan. 31, 2013. Facebook users are encouraged to vote for their favorites by Feb. 15, and winners will be announced March 1.
Idaho Power will consider programs in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:
• health and human services
• arts and culture
• science and technology
• the environment
A complete list of eligibility requirements and contest rules are available on Idaho Power’s Facebook page.
Help celebrate the power of possibility at www.facebook.com/idahopower. Tell your story or nominate someone you know.
About Idaho Power:
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.
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