Idaho Power has one of the cleanest energy mixes in the nation. See the charts below to compare Idaho Power’s 2019 energy sources with the national average.
Long-Term Power Purchases are electric power contracts with independent power producers and other entities and can typically be identified by resource type.
Market Purchased Power (Other Purchases) is electric power purchased from other utilities in the wholesale electric market. Because we participate in the wholesale energy market, we sell electricity to other utilities and retail customers. Not all electricity purchased or generated by Idaho Power is delivered to our retail customers.
*About the sale of renewable energy credits on LTPs: Idaho Power sells the Renewable Energy Credits (REC) associated with our renewable energy purchases on LTPs and a small portion of our hydro generation to offset power supply costs and keep customer prices as low as possible. The buyer of the REC claims the renewable attributes of that energy; therefore, Idaho Power does not represent that this resource mix represents the energy delivered to our customers.