Cloverdale Upgrades

Project Need

Idaho Power is committed to providing reliable energy to customers in south Ada County. That’s why we proposing upgraded transmission lines and substations that deliver power to the area, including parts of south Boise, south Meridian and Kuna. These lines added capacity and reduced the chance of outages.

These projects will help Idaho Power meet the needs of current and future customers in south Ada County. They’ll improve service year-round, especially during hot summer days when energy demand peaks.

We upgraded the Cloverdale substation near the corner of Cloverdale and Franklin roads and added capacity to the existing Cloverdale transmission line, which runs along south Cloverdale Road between Franklin Road and the New York Canal.

In 2012, community leaders identified these improvements as important for the Cloverdale area in the Eastern Treasure Valley Electrical Plan. The plan forecasts electrical demand and reliability needs and addresses them through long-term planning. A community advisory committee made up of business and government leaders played a key role in drafting the plan, including concepts for the Cloverdale projects.

Cloverdale Projects

Idaho Power obtained a conditional use permit (CUP) for the Cloverdale Substation from the city of Boise in July 2018. The transmission line received CUPs from Boise in October 2018 and Ada County in December 2018. We completed Phase One in June 2019. Construction of Phase Two began in October 2020.

How long did this project take?

Construction began in October 2020 and was completed in September 2021.

Find more information about the project below, including specifics on the approval process, routes and pole types.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments about the Cloverdale projects, contact:

Project Manager Joe Stippel

Facility Siting Coordinator Jeff Maffuccio

Or mail your questions to:
Idaho Power
P.O. Box 70
Boise, ID 83707

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