Upgrades to Idaho Power equipment at the Thousand Springs Power Plant will require the access road to be closed to visitors until mid-March.
HAGERMAN, Idaho — The road leading to the park at Idaho Power’s Thousand Springs Power Plant and to Ritter Island State Park will be closed until mid-March while the company makes upgrades to the power plant switchyard.
The Thousand Springs Power Plant includes diversion structures and a powerhouse with three generators for a total nameplate generating capacity of 6,800 kilowatts. Power has been generated at the site since 1912; Idaho Power acquired the site in 1916 and updated the plant in 1921.
The company owns and maintains several other parks and river access sites in the area. Visit the Hagerman Valley section at idahopower.com/recreation for information about Idaho Power recreational facilities in the area.
For more information about access to Ritter Island State Park, contact the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
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.