Energy Resource Options are Focus of Idaho Power Planning Meeting

On Thursday, April 11, Idaho Power will host the seventh in a series of public meetings as it develops its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) — a 20-year plan for supplying electricity to its customers. The meeting is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the company’s corporate headquarters, in Boise.

This meeting will examine resource options that balance cost and reliability in a responsible way. The company has worked with members of the public to develop several resource options, called portfolios. At Thursday’s meeting, those portfolios will be analyzed based on cost and risk factors as the company identifies the best way to serve the growing demand for electricity.

A panel of community members representing customers, environmental interests, industry, regulators and others make up the IRP Advisory Council (IRPAC). Council members and other attendees review presentations made by energy experts from Idaho Power and others. The IRPAC works with the company to determine future energy needs and the best mix of resources to meet those needs.

For additional information, and a short video explaining the IRP process, visit

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist