This page is for independent energy producers seeking to connect to Idaho Power’s electrical system and sell energy to the company through an Energy Sales Agreement (ESA). This does not include rooftop solar or other on-site self-generation customers. Get information about self-generation.
Applications are placed in the queue and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. View the application list, which will take you to the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) site. From the OASIS site, on the left menu bar, click “Generation Interconnection,” then “Generation Interconnection Queue.”
Generator Interconnection Contacts
Generator Interconnection — Physical Connections
Customer Generation Applications and Renewable Energy Questions
Customer Generation Specialists
Qualified Reporting Entity (QRE) Contract Questions
QRE Reporting Questions
Qualified Reporting Entity Service for Renewable Energy Certificates
Idaho Power provides a Qualified Reporting Entity (QRE) service, which is an independent, renewable energy tracking system for reporting meter information to the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). Many parties in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), including Idaho Power, use this system to create and account for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC).
One megawatt-hour (MWh) from a QRE generation facility creates one REC. Therefore, it is critical that the WREGIS system be populated with accurate MWh generation data for each QRE generation facility.
Idaho Power as a Balancing Authority is a logical source for this accurate MWh data as it is the same data required to perform our Balancing Authority duties. Idaho Power and many other stakeholders have developed a Qualified Reporting Entity Agreement to contract with Idaho Power for this QRE service.
Generators will be subject to certain obligations under different agreements such as Power Sales, Generator Interconnection and Transmission Service. Each generator is unique depending on size or location of the project and energy disposition for determining whether jurisdiction is under the Idaho or Oregon Public Utilities Commission (IPUC or OPUC), or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).