Renewable Energy

Hydroelectric energy — the power of falling water — has provided the backbone of Idaho Power’s generation since the company was founded in 1916. Other renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal, have increased over the years. 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.