Hydroelectric energy — the power of moving water — has provided the backbone of Idaho Power’s generation since the company was founded in 1916. Other clean energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal, have increased over the years. We are Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow.™ Learn more about our clean-energy goal.
Because Idaho Power sells (or does not own) the renewable energy certificates or “green tags” associated with certain renewable-energy sources, and uses the proceeds to benefit customers, we do not claim renewable energy from those projects is delivered to customers.
We operate 17 hydroelectric projects on the Snake River and its tributaries. Together, these projects make up our largest generation source.
Idaho Power began buying energy from the Elkhorn Valley Wind Project in Oregon in 2007. As of 2019, we have 728 megawatts of wind capacity adding energy to our system.
Idaho Power has contracts to purchase power from 20 solar-energy producers with a combined capacity of 436 megawatts.
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