Economic Development

Economic Development

Powering Idaho’s Economy

Since 1916, Idaho Power has been a trusted ally to business and residential customers. If you are looking to relocate or expand your business in Idaho or eastern Oregon, our team is ready to help. We offer reduced costs, renewable energy, energy efficiency incentives and personal service. We can also help facilitate connections throughout the region to make you feel right at home.

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Price Comparison

Small Industrial Billings for Selected American Cities
Monthly Cost for 1,000 kW and 400,000 kWhz

City Cost Per 1,000 kWh Average Monthly Bill
Boise $62.20 $24,879
Reno $73.42 $29,369
Salt Lake City $76.62 $30,649
Portland $78.80 $31,519
Spokane $85.31 $34,125
San Francisco $139.84 $55,935
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Low Cost

For the past seven years, we’ve powered businesses for 40 percent less than the national average.

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Renewable

About half of our energy portfolio comes from clean, reliable hydropower.

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Reliable

We consistently score high in system reliability and maintain a steady focus on system performance.

Idaho Power’s 2017 Energy Portfolio

Did you know nearly 50 percent of Idaho Power’s energy came from clean, renewable hydroelectricity? The national average is just 7.5 percent, making it easy to see why Idaho Power is proud of its portfolio.

About our Long-term Purchases (LTP)

Idaho Power is committed to supporting renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, and we buy them as part of our portfolio mix. In turn, we sell the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) we get from those purchases to offset power supply costs and keep customer prices as low as possible.

The buyer of the REC gets to claim that power as part of its energy. Therefore, we do not represent that electricity produced by this resource mix is being delivered to our retail customers. We do support these alternate energy sources, and we pass along that credit to the organizations that buy the RECs from us.

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graphic depicting idaho power 49 percent of our energy portfolio comes from hydro electric power

Customer Satisfaction

Our customers matter to us. No matter what your energy needs are, Idaho Power strives to create a positive customer experience—and our efforts have been recognized with some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in our industry.


Why Choose Idaho Power

Low Prices

Year after year, Idaho Power prices consistently rank among the lowest in the country for commercial and industrial customers.

A Diverse and Green Portfolio

We are a proud steward of the environment and committed to low-carbon energy. Clean hydroelectricity accounts for 50 percent of the energy we provide. We also offer additional green-energy solutions for more renewable, carbon-free electricity.

Saving You Money

We’re here to help by serving as your trusted energy advisor. We provide options so you control how much energy you use, and we offer cash incentives for energy-efficient technologies on new construction, major renovations, additions and expansions.

Reliable and Personal Service

We work to modernize and strengthen the grid every day to ensure your operations run smoothly. We’re large enough to power over a half-million customers, but we still offer personalized services like a dedicated customer representative team for prompt and effective service. As your trusted energy advisor, Idaho Power will partner with you to meet your long-term energy needs.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about how Idaho Power can serve your energy needs? We have a dedicated team of experts that can advise you on the specifics of your project. Call us at 208-388-2606, or complete the form below.

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