Monthly Archives: July 2017

Be Prepared for Possible Summer Outages

With continued hot weather, summer thunderstorms and an increasing risk of wildfires in our region, it’s important to ensure you and your family are prepared for fire-related electrical outages this summer. Forest and rangeland fires can cause power outages, either […]

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Newsletter Highlights Community Support

Idaho Power employees do more than keep the lights on with reliable, fair-priced energy. Together with retirees, employees across our service area volunteer and give back to the communities we serve. Charitable giving is the focus of the company’s July […]

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Water Bottle Safety

An Idaho Power employee was surprised to discover the water bottle in his truck was a fire hazard. How’s that? This short video shows how a water bottle can create a convex lens, similar to a magnifying glass, with the […]

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Idaho Power Sets New Peak Demand Record

For the first time in four years, Idaho Power recorded a new all-time peak demand on Friday, July 7. On that day, total demand reached 3,422 megawatts (MW) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. That’s a jump from the previous […]

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Road Over Hells Canyon Dam Closed July 18-20

OXBOW, Oregon — The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m.–5:30 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 18, and 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday of next week (July 19–20). A crane on […]

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Idaho Power Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is upon us, and Idaho Power crews are working to face the heat with specialized equipment and training focused on safety and limiting fire-related outages. During fire season, Idaho Power crews carry extra water, fire shelters, leather gloves […]

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Prolonged High Temperatures May Impact Bills

During extreme heat waves, we turn up the A/C or supplement our cooling with fans – both of which result in increased energy use. We may also be inclined to spend more time indoors. That can mean more lights, more […]

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Long-range Plan Submitted for Review

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Power has published its long-term plan to serve its customers’ future electricity needs. The company’s latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) was submitted to the Public Utility Commissions of Idaho and Oregon on June 30. The company’s […]

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Opportunity for Big Catfish and Cash Prizes

BURLEY, Idaho — Magic Valley anglers have an increased chance of catching catfish this summer after Idaho Power stocked Milner Reservoir with more than 20,000 channel cats on June 28. The annual stocking event has two exciting twists this year—bigger […]

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Be Prepared for Fire Season Safety

With temperatures rising and fireworks season at its peak, now is a great time to ensure you and your family are prepared for fire-related electrical outages this summer. Forest and rangeland fires can cause power outages, either because fire damages […]

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