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Comments Due Monday on Idaho Power Plans for Regional Efficiency Group Funding

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comments through Monday, Dec. 22, on Idaho Power’s plan to resume funding of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a…

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Comment by Nov. 21 on Avista Request to Give Grants for Solar Projects

The PUC has set a Nov. 21 deadline for comments on a request by Avista Utilities to use surplus renewable energy collections from customers to promote rooftop solar…

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PUC Approves gas rate decrease for Avista customers

The PUC has signed off on a 2.1 percent natural gas rate decrease for Avista Utility’s gas customers. For the average-sized residential or small-commercial customer, that will mean…

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Energy Update | Sep. 3

The Public Utilities Commission is taking comments on a request by Avista Utilities to recover higher-than-expected power costs from its north Idaho customers, including the cost of having…

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Shockwaves Run through Idaho Utility World

phocredit: Howie Garber Jim Bridger coal plant in Wyoming, part-owned by Idaho Power and PacifiCorp

In just the last few weeks, Idaho electric utilities have seen the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release perhaps the biggest anti-pollution rule in a generation and Idaho’s Public…

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Idaho Public Utilities Commission rejects Idaho Power’s request to halt contract talks with solar power developers

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission heard your voices and rejected Idaho Power’s request to halt contract talks with solar power developers, telling the state’s largest utility it should…

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PUC accepts Idaho Power’s twenty-year plan by Ken Miller

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has “accepted” Idaho Power’s plan to meet its future energy needs primarily through a new transmission line to the Pacific Northwest and by…

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Idaho Power Questioned About Energy Conservation | by Ken Miller

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission wants to know whether Idaho Power is softening its energy efficiency commitments and whether the state’s largest electric utility is still as dedicated…

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Stronger Together by Liz Woodruff

As this issue of Above Ground was coming together we received word from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that Idaho Power would not be allowed to put…

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Energy Update | Dec. 17

Raise your hand if you knew Idaho has a Bureau of Homeland Security. Now raise both hands if you knew the state BHS is looking at how to…

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