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Second Utility-Scale Solar Farm Dedicated; Will Connect to Idaho Power

Developers of Idaho’s second large, utility-scale solar farm recently dedicated the Grand View Solar project, which includes about 340,000 solar panels over 673 acres and will produce enough…

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Idaho Power’s Community Solar Pilot Project Goes Live

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission quickly approved a request by Idaho Power to launch a pilot “community solar” project to allow Idaho Power customers to buy direct shares…

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Idaho Power Seeks to Speed Up Retirement of Nevada Coal Plant

It’s a long way from being a done deal, but Idaho Power has asked the Public Utilities Commission to clear the way for a possible early retirement of…

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Governor Adds ‘Minerals’ to Idaho Energy Office Duties

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter recently issued Executive Order 2016-03, which, some might say ominously, renames the former “Office of Energy Resources” as the new “Office of Energy and…

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Key Idaho Routes Included in White House’s Proposed Highway Charging Network

The Snake River Alliance has made expanding Idaho’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure one of our signature clean energy priorities. As we continue toward the inevitable retirement of the…

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Get a Book & Plug In: Boise’s Ustick Library Gets an Electric Vehicle Charger

The Boise Public Library’s “Library! At Coal & Ustick” branch, which was one of the city’s “greenest” buildings when it opened in 2009, now offers free electric vehicle…

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Idaho Energy Update Closes Another Chapter

After more than 400 editions of Idaho Energy Update that have filled your email boxes over the year, this one, which as you’ve seen is jam-packed with good…

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Solarize the Valley Surpasses Goal

Unique Solar Energy Drive Leads to $826,608 in New Solar Investments Less than a year ago, the Snake River Alliance announced audacious plans for Treasure Valley homes and…

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Solar-powered Idaho

The dedication of Idaho’s first utility-sized solar power farm south of Boise near Kuna on Sept. 16 marked an energy milestone for Idaho: At 40 megawatts, the solar…

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Made in the Shade: Get Yer Trees Here!

It’s one of Idaho Power’s “coolest” energy-saving programs of the year. The utility’s Shade Tree Project invites Idaho Power customers in Ada and Canyon counties to sign up…

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