Idaho Power, ISU Work Together on Holt Arena Upgrade

Football is one of Idaho’s favorite pastimes. And from stadium lighting and scoreboards to video equipment and concession stands, electricity plays a key role in bringing the games to life.

This fall, Idaho Power partnered with Idaho State University on a major energy efficiency upgrade at Holt Arena, the Bengals’ indoor football stadium. The project replaced 174 1,500-watt metal halide lights and 362 1,500-watt incandescent fixtures with 76 750-watt LED lights. It also included a new control system to allow for dimmability. In all, the retrofit will save ISU more than 1.1 million annual kilowatt hours—enough energy to power 102 average-sized homes for an entire year.

“This project will significantly reduce ISU’s energy costs for Holt Arena while providing much better lighting for the facility,” said Buzz Pfeiffer, a Major Customer Representative for Idaho Power. “I appreciate working with the staff at ISU. They are very progressive with their energy efficiency efforts, and I hope other customers will follow their lead.”

On Nov. 20, Pfeiffer joined Idaho Power Regional Managers Steven Muse and Bo Hanchey in presenting Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas with a $219,118 incentive check for the Holt Arena project. Learn more about Idaho Power’s energy efficiency business incentive programs.

Jordan Rodriguez
Corporate Communications Specialist