The move will help customers meet their clean energy goals while also complementing the company’s own goal of providing 100% clean energy by 2045.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Power has proposed expanding the clean energy options available to customers in a request filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC). This proposal comes in response to customers seeking expanded options to meet their own clean energy goals, especially business customers who have established sustainability goals. The proposed Clean Energy Your Way program will also complement Idaho Power’s own goal of providing 100% clean energy by 2045, while maintaining reliable, affordable service for all customers.
“Following nearly two years of collaborative conversations with customers and other interested parties, we are proud to propose this new menu of clean energy offerings that will appeal to customers of all sizes,” said Idaho Power President and CEO Lisa Grow. “This program is a natural next step as we work toward our own clean energy goal and help customers do the same.”
The expanded program will feature three offerings: Flexible, Subscription and Construction, each of which provides opportunities for customers to use up to 100% renewable energy.
“The City of Boise is excited about Idaho Power’s efforts to advance new offerings for customers to purchase clean energy,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “Boise has been recognized nationally as a clean energy leader, and we’ve advocated for expanding clean energy choices for our residents and businesses to help achieve our climate goals. This filing and the proposed options represent a significant accomplishment that enhances the partnership between the city and Idaho Power”.
This proposed program will provide three options for customers to purchase renewable energy beyond the existing clean energy they receive through Idaho Power, which is already recognized as clean based on Idaho Power’s strong reliance on hydropower:
- The Flexible option would be the new name of Idaho Power’s existing Green Power Program. Business and residential customers would continue to purchase renewable energy in blocks of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh), covering up to 100% of their usage.
- The Subscription option will provide opportunities for business and residential customers to receive an amount of renewable energy equal to either 50% or 100% of their historic annual energy use by subscribing to a new renewable resource. This resource would be built upon IPUC approval. The type and timing of the resource would be determined through a subsequent phase of the implementation process, with sizing based on the level of customer interest.
- The Construction option will allow industrial customers to work with Idaho Power to develop new renewable sources. Together, Idaho Power and its customers would determine the type, size and location of the renewables. The new resources must connect to Idaho Power’s system, but customers would claim the renewable energy as their own to help meet their sustainability goals.
With options for residential, commercial, irrigation and industrial customers, Clean Energy Your Way will significantly expand clean energy programs available to interested Idaho Power customers.
To follow this case, visit the IPUC website and reference case IPC-E-21-40. For more information about the proposed program and to sign up for email updates, visit idahopower.com/CleanEnergyYourWay.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon.
The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 600,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.