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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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Idaho Power Says Snake River Basin Snowpack Off to Good Start

One of the most important indicators of the coming year’s water supply and the hydropower generation that accounts for up to half of southern Idaho’s electricity generation is…

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Electricity from Nevada Coal Plants is Not a Great Deal

Utilities using out-of-state coal-fired power plants to generate electricity for Idahoans have said that the power is relatively cheap. But, the Snake River Alliance has looked closely at…

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