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Company Background

Our Story

At Idaho Power, we work hard every day to bring energy to your door. We do it safely and proudly. You can rest easier knowing we are always there. Planning for the future, caring for the environment, partnering with you. Big and small. Day and night. Today and tomorrow.
We are your neighbors, your friends and your family, and you can always count on us for reliable, responsible, fair-priced service.

Our Tradition

Our company was born in 1916, when five companies combined assets, including water rights and hydroelectric facilities on the Snake River, to form Idaho Power.

Those five companies were:

Harnessing The Power of Falling Water

The bulk of our generating ability comes from our 17 hydroelectric power plants. We are proud to be one of the nation's few investor-owned utilities with a significant hydroelectric generating base. During the 1940s, 50s and 60s, we built the majority of our hydroelectric facilities, culminating with the completion of the three-dam Hells Canyon Complex in 1968.

With headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and an employee base of approximately 2,000 people, Idaho Power is an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and purchase of electric energy.


Our Energy Future

Population growth and increasing energy consumption continue to challenge utilities nationwide. In our service area, planners estimate adding thousands of new customers annually into the year 2020. Learn more about Our Energy Future.

Officer Profiles

Learn more about the people who lead our company.

Facts About Idaho Power

Find out even more about our company including details about our hydro and thermal plants and rate comparisons. View Our Company brochure .

Women In Power

Learn more about the women who lead the way for Idaho Power.

Vision, Values, Mission

Learn more about the values and standards that drive our company.


Find information about Idaho Power's parent company and industry links.

New Era for Hydro

New Era for Hydro

Find out why hydropower is America's key renewable energy source now and for our future in this National Hydropower Association video.


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