In Idaho, birds of prey (or raptors) are a common sight throughout the region and our company’s service area. Over 40 years ago, Idaho Power recognized these birds’ importance to our environment, and the importance of protecting them. Today, raptors are thriving. Our company’s vision, combined with one man’s lifelong dedication to raptor protection, has contributed much to their success. See our Raptor Protection page to learn more.
Idaho Power takes actions to manage the risks of cyber threats and vulnerabilities to protect its network from cyber attacks, carefully steward data, and protect the reliability of the electric grid.
The CDP collects and manages the largest global collection of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. IDACORP has responded to the annual CDP survey on climate change since 2009. Please refer to the CDP website to access our annual responses.
IDACORP and Idaho Power have no children in their respective work forces. Idaho Power restricts hiring anyone under the age of 18 for safety-sensitive or Commercial Driver’s License-required positions. In 2017, Idaho Power and IDACORP had no employees under the age of 18.
IDACORP has strong policies in place that promote a diverse workforce, a respectful workplace environment and protect against harassment. IDACORP expects contractors to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, those pertaining to environmental, safety, employment, human rights, and child labor laws.
In addition, the company has a policy that addresses and promotes affirmative action:
The company will continue to recruit, hire, train (including apprenticeship training), compensate, promote and make personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.
Idaho Power’s Investment Recovery department analyzes obsolete assets to reduce waste generation and waste disposal costs. Items not deemed reusable by the company are either re-purposed or
recycled for revenue, when possible.
|Material Type||Weight in Pounds|
|Used transformer and motor oil||689,420|
|Lead acid batteries||23,749*|
|Electronics (computers, copiers, etc.)||30,896|
|Non-regulated soil debris and non-friable asbestos||51,972|
*As of June 2019, we recycle batteries for revenue.
Used Transformer Recycling and Reuse
Transtest receives the used distribution transformers after they have been removed from service. Material handlers do a preliminary check to see if the units can be refurbished. The units that can be refurbished are saved, and the units that are not are drained of oil and sent to Investment Recovery for recycling. The oil from each transformer is checked to ensure it contains less than 1 ppm of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). The used oil goes into the recovery tank and is treated with Ethanox and circulated through the Vacudyne system to remove any moisture. After treatment, it is tested for the dielectric properties to ensure it is within specification of 32 to 50 kva. This process allows Idaho Power to reuse transformers and oil instead of disposing of the transformers and replacing with new. Ensuring maximum use of the product means less waste and a cost savings to Idaho Power customers.
The complexity of campaign finance laws and regulations was heightened by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which opened new pathways for
political activity for certain organizations. Under that decision, as an example, certain organizations (including corporations) now have the right to use their general treasury funds for campaign ads that directly support or oppose federal candidates, as long as those ads are not directly coordinated with a candidate’s campaign. However, it is the policy of IDACORP and Idaho Power that general treasury funds not be used to directly support or oppose federal candidates. IDACORP’s and Idaho Power’s other political expenditures are publicly disclosed in various state and federal filings.