Generator Interconnection Information
Generators and potential generators who wish to connect to Idaho Power's electrical system will find the following information and links helpful.
Applications are placed in the queue and are processed on a first come, first serve basis. View the application list. This link will take you to the OASIS site. From the left menu bar, click "Generation Interconnection" and then "Generation Interconnection Queue."
Idaho and Oregon Net Metering (less than 100 KW)
Generator Interconnection Contacts
Generator Interconnection - Physical Connections
Net Meter Applications and Renewable Energy Questions
QRE Contract Questions
QRE Reporting Questions
Qualified Reporting Entity Service for Renewable Energy Certificates
Idaho Power Company 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). The tracking system was developed by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) which covers the western region of the United States. Many parties in the WECC including Idaho Power are making use of this system to facilitate the creation and accounting for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) activity.
A key element of WREGIS is the creation of each REC. By definition one megawatt-hour (MWH) from a Qualifying Renewable Energy generation facility creates one REC. Therefore it is critical that the WREGIS system be populated with accurate MWH generation data for each Qualifying Renewable Energy generation facility.
Idaho Power as a Balancing Authority is a logical source for this accurate MWH data as it is the same MWH metering data that is required to perform our Balancing Authority duties. The Qualified Reporting Entity (QRE) service is not a mandated service required by regulation. Idaho Power and various other stake holders 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).