Energy-Efficient New Elementary School Earns Vallivue School District Idaho Power Incentive

CALDWELL, Idaho — Idaho Power recently recognized the Vallivue School District for its commitment to energy efficiency. Construction of a new school, Skyway Elementary, earned $74,338.85 in incentives from the utility’s New Construction program. The program offers cash incentives designed to help cover a portion of the costs of designing and building energy efficient features into a commercial or industrial construction project.

The school on Ward Lane was completed in August. Construction implemented many energy-saving measures, including interior and exterior light load reduction, efficient exit signs, high performance heating and cooling units, a reflective roof treatment and energy management controls.

“We were thrilled to partner with the School District on their energy efficiency project, and thank them for their commitment to use energy wisely,” said Idaho Power Senior Engineer Sheree Willhite. “Compared to standard construction, the new construction of Skyway Elementary achieved energy savings totaling 368,472 kilowatt-hours—a substantial number they should be proud of.”

Learn more about the Idaho Power New Construction program.


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About Idaho Power:

Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve approximately 542,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho.



Stephanie McCurdy
Communication Specialist