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Idaho Power Joins West-wide Energy Market, Boosts Renewables

In a little-noticed move that has big potential to advance clean energy and strengthen the western power grid, Idaho Power has signed onto a California-based energy market that…

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BLM Releases Latest Enviro Statement for Huge Wyoming-Idaho Transmission Line

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the final two segments of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line…

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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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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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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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Idaho Power Announces Executive Changes

Lisa Grow, who as Idaho Power’s senior vice president of Power Supply was key to directing the company’s long-term power planning efforts, has been promoted to senior vice…

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Idaho Power states its case for electricity, conservation plans

The Idaho Statesman discussed innovation for clean energy in Idaho with Ken Miller.

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Tesla Electric Vehicle Chargers Dedicated in Boise

You’d need to drive a high-tech Tesla to use them, but in another sign that popularity of electric vehicles is soaring, Idaho Power joined Tesla Motors representatives, Mayor…

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Idaho PUC order derails much of Idaho solar generation

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission on August 20 issued an order that solar power developers warned for months will end most utility-sized solar developments in Idaho. This case…

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