BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Power reminds customers, especially those operating snow plows, to avoid contact with and damage to electrical equipment by checking before plowing for markers that show where above-ground transformers concealed by snow are located.
These are the pale green metal boxes that are about 4’ x 3’ and are often located around lot lines and street corners.
Above-average snowfall in some parts of Idaho Power’s service area make identification of electrical equipment difficult, and the company is experiencing equipment damage due to snow removal.
Residential and commercial customers can help by locating electrical equipment on their properties and alerting those doing snow removal to use caution in those areas.
Transformers can be energized at very high voltage. If you damage one, stay away and immediately call 911 and then Idaho Power at 1-800-488-6151 for assistance.
Everyone’s safety depends on staying clear of overhead and underground power lines and electrical devices. Visit our Safety page for additional information about electrical safety.
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 nearly 530,000 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. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.
Contact: Stephanie McCurdy