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Idaho Power Reports Energy Efficiency Savings Rose in 2015

The state’s largest electric utility told the Idaho PUC this week it saw a 12 percent increase in energy savings by customers participating in its efficiency and conservation…

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In the Legislature | March 18, 2016: Solar Energy Tax Bill to Governor; Bills to Dump Last Year’s Hybrid Registration Penalty Face Uncertain Future

Each week through the end of the Legislature, we’ll post thumbnail summaries on the status of bills of interest. Text of bills can be found by going to…

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Utility-Sized Solar Farm Continues to Bloom South of Boise

If you’ve taken a drive south of Boise on Cloverdale Road in Ada County recently, you may have happened upon what seems to be a desert mirage. But…

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Northwest Power Council OKs Positive Regional Power Plan

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The NW Power & Conservation Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the four-state Northwest Regional Power Plan, a green energy roadmap showing how Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and…

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PUC Issues Fact-Filled 2015 Annual Report

It’s one of the ironies of Idaho state government that a state agency that most directly affects our wallets and important parts of our lives, like making sure…

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Idaho Power Shoots for March 31 to Offer Incentives for ‘Smart Thermostats’

Idaho Power, which serves a part of eastern Oregon for about 5 percent of its total customer base, has asked Oregon utility regulators to allow it to offer…

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New PUC Commissioner Anderson Has Quick Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday was confirmation hearing day for former Rep. Eric Anderson, a five-term GOP House member from Priest River in the Idaho Panhandle who was appointed by Gov. Butch…

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In the Legislature | January 27, 2016

It’s no surprise particularly for this time of year and just two weeks into the new legislative session, but there are so far no House or Senate bills…

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New PUC Member Eric Anderson Zips Through First Regular Meeting

Newly appointed Idaho Public Utilities Commission member Eric Anderson barely sat down at his first PUC meeting Jan. 4 before the meeting ended moments later and Idaho’s utility…

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Idaho Power Rolls Out Its Centennial Celebration

Idaho Power celebrates its Big 100 on Aug. 1, but no one can fault the soon-to-be centenarian utility from popping the cork a bit early as it rolls…

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