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  • This rate design divides a customer’s monthly energy usage into separate tiers based on how many kilowatt-hours of energy a customer uses. The customer is charged an increasingly higher rate for energy used in each additional tier.

  • With our tiered rate design, customers are encouraged to conserve and be energy efficient. The less energy a customer uses, the lower the amount of energy charged at a higher rate. By staying in a lower tier, customers pay less.

  • The tiered rate design helps customers identify opportunities to manage their personal energy usage and monthly bill. Learn more about your bill in this diagram and bill glossary.

  • By being energy efficient, we all have the power to control our costs.

Being Energy Efficient Saves You Money!

Idaho Power is committed to helping all customers through a variety of ongoing energy assistance initiatives. The most important is helping consumers use energy efficiently and take advantage of programs that can help cut costs by reducing consumption.

Go to www.idahopower.com/energyefficiency for information on programs and tools to help make wise energy choices and save energy and money for your home. You'll find money-saving energy efficiency ideas specific to lighting, insulation and weatherization, as well as online brochures with winter and summer energy saving tips, a home energy-saving checklist and ways to manage your electricity bill.

Find practical meter reading and energy efficiency tips from our Residential Customer Resources page.

Learn how to use tiered rates to lower your electricity usage and monthly costs below.



Residential Tiered Rates

Service Charge per month: $5.00

Summer (June-August)

 

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Kilowatt-hours (kWh) 0-800 801-2,000 Over 2,000
Rate (cents per kWh) 7.84 ¢ 9.58 ¢ 11.52 ¢

 

Non-Summer (September-May)

 

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Kilowatt-hours (kWh) 0-800 801-2,000 Over 2,000
Rate
(cents per kWh)
7.24 ¢ 8.05 ¢ 9.00 ¢

 



Use the graphs below to understand how the tiered rate structure works.

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As an example, a residential customer who uses 1,050 kilowatt-hours (kWh) during the month of March would be billed at the non-summer rate. The breakdown of this customer’s energy charges according to the tiered rate structure would be:

   

800 kWh x 7.24 cents (tier 1)

  

$57.92

+

 

250 kWh x 8.05 cents (tier 2)

 

$20.12

   

1,050 kWh

 = 

$78.04

 

If the same customer used 2,225 kWh during the same time period, the energy charge would span all three tiers:

   

800 kWh x 7.24 cents (tier 1)

  

$57.92

   

1,200 kWh x 8.05 cents (tier 2)

 

$96.60

+

 

225 kWh x 9.00 cents (tier 3)

 

$20.25

   

2,225 kWh 

 = 

$174.77

 

Alternately, if that same customer used only 800 kWh during the same time period, the energy charge would fall into the lower-price tier 1, for a total of:

800 kWh x 7.24 cents (tier 1) = $57.92

Being energy efficient saves customers money!

 



Please note: The information outlined here includes only what a residential customer will be billed for their energy charges. It does not include other items or charges found on your Idaho Power bill, therefore your actual bill may be different.  

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