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) 8.5005¢ 10.2214¢ 12.1424¢

 

Non-Summer (September–May)
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
kWh 0–800 801–2,000 Over 2,000
Price (cents per kWh) 7.8984¢ 8.7077¢ 9.6437¢

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 × 7.8984 cents (tier 1) = $63.19
250 kWh × 8.7077 cents (tier 2) = $21.77


= 1050 kWh = $84.96

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

800 kWh × 7.8984 cents (tier 1) = $63.19
1,200 kWh x 8.7077 center (tier 2) = $104.49
225 kWh × 9.6437 cents (tier 3) = $21.70


= 2,225 kWh = $189.38

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 × 7.8984 cents (tier 1) = $63.19

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.