BPA Residential Exchange Program

The Northwest Power Act of 1980 created the Residential Exchange Program (REP), which is administered by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The REP allows participating utilities to pass the benefits of the low-cost Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) to eligible residential, small farm and irrigation customers through credits on their power bills. The FCRPS is a series of hydroelectric dams along the Columbia River.

Idaho Power and BPA are parties to a Settlement Implementation Agreement for the REP under BPA Contract No. 11PB-12464. Through this agreement, BPA provides REP benefits to Idaho Power, which passes the benefits on to its residential, small farm and irrigation customers in Idaho and Oregon.

The Customer Load Eligibility Guidelines provides more information on the REP and REP eligibility.

Contact Customer Service at 208-388-2323 or 1-800-488-6151 with questions, or email bpacredit@idahopower.com.

BPA Credit Rate Change — Effective Jan. 1, 2016

For Idaho Residential, Small Farm and Irrigation Customers

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the BPA credit is 0.1802 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

For residential customers and small farm customers on Rate Schedule 7 or 9, this credit is identified on your monthly bill as “Federal Columbia River Benefits Supplied by BPA.” The credit for irrigation customers on Rate Schedule 24 is limited to the first 222,000 kWh per month.

Irrigation customers will continue to receive their credit via check in December of each year.

For Oregon Small Farm and Irrigation Customers

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the BPA credit is 0.1397 cents per kWh. For small farm customers on Rate Schedule 7 or 9, this credit is identified on your monthly bill as “Federal Columbia River Benefits Supplied by BPA.”

The credit for irrigation customers on Rate Schedule 24 is limited to the first 222,000 kWh per month. Irrigation customers will continue to receive their credit via check in December of each year.

For Oregon Residential Customers

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the BPA credit is 0.2546 cents per kWh. The credit is limited to the first 1,000 kWh used during the billing period. This credit is identified on your monthly bill as “Federal Columbia River Benefits Supplied by BPA.”

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