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Future of Idaho Solar Developments Now in PUC’s Hands

After a nightlong public hearing, a day and a half technical hearing, nearly 200 written comments and a 1,118-signature petition, the fate of solar power development in Idaho…

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It’s crunch time for solar power in Idaho!

We need all hands on deck to support clean energy at the PUC on June 24 and 30! The Snake River Alliance has been alerting you for months…

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Final Meeting of Idaho Power’s IRP Advisory Council is Thursday

Idaho Power’s Integrated Resource Plan Advisory Council (IRPAC), which advises the state’s largest utility every other year on how it can meet its future energy needs, will hold…

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Idaho Power Asks PUC to Approve Energy Efficiency Spending

As it does every year, Idaho Power has asked the Idaho PUC to allow it to recover $33.5 million the company spent on energy efficiency and peak load-reducing…

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Three’s Company: Two More Utilities Join Idaho Power’s Solar Fight

By Ken Miller Just when it looked like the battle over whether utilities should buy electricity from solar farms couldn’t get more crowded, Idaho’s two other big utilities…

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Storm Clouds Over Solar? We’re Working to Help Make Sure Idaho’s Young Solar Industry Will Survive

By Ken Miller We’re asked a lot these days if we think the state’s largest electric utility has it out for solar power. That’s an unsettled question. We…

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Idaho’s Solar Power “PURPA” Battles Heating Up at PUC

As expected, the contest over the future of utility-scale solar power to deliver clean, affordable, and abundant energy to Idaho Power’s customers began in earnest on Jan. 30,…

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PUC Approves 5 Idaho Power Solar Contracts; Expresses Concerns over PURPA

Despite the conditions referenced above, there is a bright side: The PUC has approved five solar power contracts with Idaho Power that would total about $322.5 million over…

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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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Let the Sunshine In: Idaho Power Submits 11 More Solar Power Contracts to PUC

Idaho Power has submitted another 11 solar generation “energy sales agreements” to the Public Utilities Commission, which is already considering two Idaho Power contracts for 120 megawatts (MW),…

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