Energy is our business, and we are passionate about powering lives with reliable, affordable, clean energy, while developing innovative solutions every day. Serving those who depend on us is at the center of everything we do.
Serving You Reliably
We are committed to making sure to have the power you need, when you need it. In fact, we keep the lights on 99.9% of the time!
Delivering Power to You
Learn how we deliver power to customers through our transmission and power lines, as well as the smart grid.
Planning & Electrical Projects
Find the latest about our long-range and regional plans to serve our customers, and about our current projects to ensure reliable electric service.
Our Energy Sources
Idaho Power has a diverse energy mix with some of the cleanest energy in the nation, letting you feel good about where your Idaho Power energy comes from. Clean, affordable hydropower is our largest resource. We are also moving away from coal and reducing our carbon emissions. Our overall nameplate generation is 3,486 megawatts.
This energy mix shows the energy we generate from company-owned resources and energy we buy through long-term contracts with wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and small-scale hydro generators. The overall mix does not represent the energy delivered to customers for two reasons. First, we participate in the wholesale energy market and sell energy both to other utilities and to retail customers. Second, some of our purchased power from renewable sources comes with a Renewable Energy Credit, or REC.
What is a REC? A REC represents the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt-hour of renewable electricity generation. When this renewable energy is purchased, the RECs can be kept or sold. The REC purchaser gets to claim the environmental benefits of that renewable energy.
Idaho Power sells RECs to keep customer prices low. We sell RECs for the benefit of our customers and as required by our public utilities commission. Money received from REC sales goes directly into offsetting customer prices.