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Our Energy Future

Wise Energy Use
Our Energy Future

We see a future where new technologies and infrastructure—including Smart Grid, Boardman to Hemingway, Gateway West, and Langley Gulch—help power our conversations and relationships with customers. We’re working toward comfort and security for years to come.

Wise use of energy is our first resource to defer the need to build new, more expensive generation and transmission facilities, or to purchase higher-cost power from other sources.

Wise use means cost savings for our customers, because when Idaho Power spends less, you save more. Thoughtful energy use also reduces our impact on the environment now and in the future.

One way we can all make a difference is by taking part in our energy efficiency programs.

These programs give customers options and control in the timing or reduction of their energy use. This lowers bills while allowing Idaho Power to better manage demand for electricity, especially when usage peaks in the summer.

Learn how Melba, Idaho, dairyman Bert De Winkle got help from Idaho Power to upgrade his irrigation system and make it more energy efficient. He's now reaping the benefits of a better crop and lower energy bills. Bert's Story.

Carbon Emissions

We are part owners of three coal-fired generating plants, and two natural gas plants, which provide "firm" and reliable power for customers.

Since 2009, we have voluntarily reduced our company’s carbon output per megawatt below 2005 levels. We are among the lowest carbon-emitting utilities in the country. We will continue to responsibly reduce our carbon footprint.

Our Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) evaluates steps to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on coal-fired generation. This requires a shift to cleaner forms of generation, such as natural gas, geothermal, solar and wind power as coal is phased out.

Smart Grid

The Smart Grid is a broad range of technologies that will spur the nation’s transition to a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system.

The Smart Grid relies on new meter technology. Customers now have access to detailed reports about their energy usage. Over time, they can become more energy aware and adjust their usage. Register and use myAccount to view your meter data.

What We’re Doing

We’re pursuing environmentally responsible actions and opportunities to step forward as a steward of all the resources we manage.

In 2009, we completed our first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility located in Lake Fork, near McCall, Idaho. The building earned gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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