If approved, the customer would support 100% of its operations with new renewable resources.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Power has filed a request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) seeking approval of a special contract to provide energy service to a potential new, large-load customer. This special contract is an important component of the customer’s intention to build and operate an enterprise data center in Idaho, which would make them a long-term contributor to the state of Idaho and the local community, creating jobs and adding significant capital investment.
All customers above 20 megawatts (MW) require a special contract detailing their energy service agreement and associated pricing. Each contract requires approval by the IPUC.
This customer plans to support 100% of its operations through the addition of new renewable resources connected to Idaho Power’s system. This special contract proposal uses the transactional framework for large power customers outlined in the Clean Energy Your Way program proposal, which Idaho Power filed with the IPUC in early December 2021. The Clean Energy Your Way proposal requests an expanded suite of options to help Idaho Power customers meet their own clean energy goals. One component is a construction option, which would allow customers to work with Idaho Power to procure new renewable resources and integrate them into the grid. This contract would represent the first example of the construction offering, which will be expanded to interested large power service (Schedule 19) customers upon IPUC approval.
To follow this case, visit the IPUC website and reference case IPC-E-21-42.
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.