Overhead/Underground Lines

Does Idaho Power install power lines underground?

Idaho Power usually installs power lines above ground (also called overhead lines). This is the most cost-effective for customers.

Installing power lines underground is much more expensive.

Any request to install a proposed power line underground would require advance payment from the person making the request. This payment would be used to perform a detailed engineering analysis of the project.

If the analysis showed the project was possible, the person making the request would have to pay in advance for the increased cost of installing and operating the transmission line underground.