Why Rates Change

Why Does Idaho Power Need To Change Rates?

As a regulated utility, Idaho Power invests up front to serve customers and recovers the cost of the investment, along with a commission-authorized fair return, later. We also need to pay our expenses as they occur.

To provide power today and to plan for tomorrow, we must invest in our aging infrastructure and in new infrastructure. As we add new resources in the future, to meet growth in customer demand or reduced generation from coal facilities, power supply expenses and customer rates will be impacted.
Where Can I Learn More?

Idaho Power filings are proposals subject to public review and approval by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC). Copies of the applications are available to the public at: