Prices for Your Idaho Home

Residential prices for electricity are charged using tiered pricing. Tiered pricing means different prices are charged depending how much energy you use. The less energy a customer uses, the less energy the customer is charged at a higher prices. By staying in a lower tier, you pay less. Tiered pricing encourages customers to conserve energy and use it efficiently.

Residential Tiered Prices

Service charge per month: $5.00

Summer (June–August)
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Kilowatt-hours (kWh) 0–800 801–2,000 Over 2,000
Price (cents per kWh) 8.5422¢ 10.2715¢ 12.2019¢

 

Non-Summer (September–May)
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
kWh 0–800 801–2,000 Over 2,000
Price (cents per kWh) 7.9371¢ 8.7504¢ 9.6910¢

As an example, a residential customer who uses 1,050 kWh during March would be billed at the non-summer price. The breakdown of this customer’s energy charges according to the tiered price structure would be as follows:

800 kWh × 7.9371 cents (tier 1) = $63.50
250 kWh × 8.7504 cents (tier 2) = $21.88


= 1050 kWh = $85.38

If the same customer uses 2,225 kWh during the same time, the energy charge would span all three tiers:

800 kWh × 7.9371 cents (tier 1) = $63.50
1,200 kWh x 8.7504 center (tier 2) = $105.01
225 kWh × 9.6910 cents (tier 3) = $21.80


= 2,225 kWh = $190.31

If that same customer used only 800 kWh during the same time, the energy charge would fall only into the lower-price tier 1:

800 kWh × 7.9371 cents (tier 1) = $63.50

Being energy efficient saves you money!

Note: The information outlined here includes only what a residential customer will be billed for their energy charges. It does not include other items or charges found on your Idaho Power bill; therefore, your actual bill may be different.