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 information on rooftop solar or other on-site self-generation customers. You can find more information about self-generation here.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The application list 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.”
Generators will be subject to certain obligations under different agreements such as Power Sales, Generator Interconnection and Transmission Service. Each generator is unique due to size, location and energy disposition. These differences determine whether the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, Oregon Public Utility Commission or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has jurisdiction over the project.
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, 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.
As a Balancing Authority, Idaho Power is a logical source for 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.