Non-PURPA QF Connections

Applications are placed in the queue and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. View the application list, which will take you to the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) site. From the left menu bar, click “Generation Interconnection,” then “Generation Interconnection Queue.”

Generators up to 20 MW

Process for Generators up to 20 Megawatts (MW)

Small Generator Interconnection Procedures

Step 1:
The Interconnection Application must be completed and submitted for all generator interconnections to the Idaho Power system. Proof of site control and a $1,000 deposit are required.

Step 2:
Feasibility Analysis includes a general review of system impact, capacity constraints and any potential issues with the customer’s choice of point of interconnection.

Step 3:
System Impact Study provides a detailed assessment of transmission system adequacy to accommodate the project. This step may not be necessary for some projects depending on size and location. A $10,000 deposit is required.

Step 4:
Facility Study includes design and engineering studies to determine design and specifications. Construction options are provided to the customer. A deposit of up to $30,000 is required.

Step 5:
Interconnection Agreement. all projects up to 20 megawatts (MW) are subject to technical requirements under the Interconnection Agreement once the project becomes operational.

A Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) must be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for all projects up to 20 MW selling energy off-system.

Generators greater than 20 MW

Large Generator Interconnection Procedures

Step 1:
The Large Generator Interconnection Application must be completed and submitted for all generator interconnections greater than 20 MW in the Idaho Power system. Proof of site control and a $10,000 deposit are required.

Step 2:
Large Generator Feasibility Analysis includes general review of system impact, capacity constraints and any potential issues with the customer’s choice of point of interconnection.

Step 3:
Large Generator System Impact Study provides a detailed assessment of transmission system adequacy to accommodate the project. A $50,000 deposit is required.

Step 4:
Large Generator Facility Study includes design and engineering studies to determine design and specifications. Construction options are provided to the customer. A $100,000 deposit is required.

Step 5:
Large Generator Interconnection Agreement. All projects greater than 20 MW are subject to technical requirements under the Interconnection Agreement once the project becomes operational.

Generator Interconnection Contacts

Generator Interconnection — Physical Connection to the Wires
Jeremiah Creason
208-388-2658 (voice)
208-388-5504 (fax)
generatorinterconnection@idahopower.com

QRE Service Questions
Aubrae Sloan
208-388-5697 (voice)
208-388-6911 (fax)
asloan@idahopower.com

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