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Idaho Makes Progress on Solar

Idaho may have received a “D” on the website LetsGoSolar but the people of Idaho are investing in solar faster than ever. One year ago there were zero…

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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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More From Idaho Power: Coal is Going, Solar is Coming, & There’s Room for Green

As mentioned above, Idaho Power CEO Darrel Anderson spent the lunch hour with the City Club of Boise June 16 to give a bird’s-eye view of how his…

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About That Massive Elmore County Energy Generation Project

Eyebrows were raised last week when the Idaho Statesman’s Rocky Barker reported some of the details of a huge proposed “pumped storage” electricity generation project that would include…

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Idaho Legislative Leadership Creates “Solar Energy Task Force”

Just as Idaho’s solar power battles are at a peak, leaders in the Idaho Legislature have quietly created a “Solar Energy Task Force” that is charged “To study…

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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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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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Idaho PUC Approves Two Big Solar Contracts

The PUC approved energy sales agreements between Idaho Power and two solar farm developers, clearing the way for an eye-popping 120 megawatts to be installed in projects near…

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