When deciding where to put new facilities, Idaho Power considers population size and the need for energy. These two things drive where power lines and substations must be located.
Together with local jurisdictions and customers, Idaho Power creates a plan to construct new facilities to meet customers’ energy needs. Facilities are often added along transportation corridors and, where possible, we try to put them in areas that have less impact on residential and agricultural customers.
We examine the demand for energy over the next 20 years and the best ways to meet that demand for our customers.
We work with local jurisdictions and customers to plan ahead for growth and invest millions in new electric facilities such as power lines and substations to ensure reliable electric service for our customers.
We work with our customers in the communities we serve to create long term plans that address growth by anticipating future high voltage transmission and substation needs.