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Idaho Power ‘Leaning Against’ Expensive Investments to Extend Dirty Coal Plants

Idaho Power’s president and chief executive officer told company shareholders and industry analysts last month in the most encouraging terms to date that he’s not inclined to commit…

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PUC Accept Rocky Mountain Power’s Long-Range Plan

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has accepted Rocky Mountain Power’s long-term Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which serves as a roadmap for how the utility plans to meet future…

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PUC Also Sets Comment Deadline for Avista’s IRP

With the Rocky Mountain Power IRP taken care of and the comment deadline on Idaho Power’s IRP now passed, the PUC will turn to the resource plan filed…

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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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PacifiCorp Submits 2015 Integrated Resource Plan to PUC

PacifiCorp, which does business in southeastern Idaho as Rocky Mountain Power, has filed its every-other-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Idaho PUC. Idaho’s three regulated electric utilities…

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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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Idaho’s Other Electric Utilities Join Idaho Power in Battle Over Solar Power at PUC

Idaho’s two other regulated electric utilities have joined Idaho Power in what solar power developers claim is nothing short of an attempt to stop utility-scale solar power projects….

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Crunch Time for Idaho Power’s Integrated Resource Plan

It’s one of the greatest shows in power planning: Idaho Power’s every-other-year Integrated Resource Plan. It’s not just for energy wonks, and it’s about to get really interesting….

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BLM Sets Comment Deadline and Meetings for Idaho-Oregon Transmission Line

After repeated delays and false starts, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today released its “Draft Environmental Impact Statement” (DEIS) for the proposed 300-mile “Boardman to Hemingway” transmission…

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Nov. 21 Workshop Set on Utilities’ Request to Loosen Customer Disconnect Rules

The PUC has scheduled a Nov. 21 workshop at its Boise headquarters to look into a request by all three of Idaho’s regulated electric utilities to be able…

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