Video: Documenting the Life of an Idaho Power Pole

Power poles are an essential part of Idaho Power’s electrical grid. The company uses thousands of wooden power poles across its 24,000 square-mile service area, which extends from southeastern Idaho to eastern Oregon. But how does a power pole come to be?

Each pole in Idaho Power’s grid embarks on a long journey — usually, from the forests of western Washington to a decades-long stay providing reliable, affordable energy to Idaho Power’s customers.

This process is the subject of a recent Idaho Power video available on the company’s YouTube channel,

Media note: In addition to use of the video, there are photos, statistics and interview opportunities available by request.

Sven Berg
Communications Specialist