State regulators have approved the $35.2 million spent by Idaho Power Company on energy efficiency and demand-response programs during 2015 as prudently incurred. The purpose of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission’s annual review is to ensure the programs are cost-effective, meaning customers would be paying more for energy without the programs in place. The commission’s declaration that the $35.2 expended during 2015 was prudently incurred does not impact customer rates.
New solar developers will be paying significantly less to integrate their generation into Idaho Power Company’s transmission and distribution system under new integration rates approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission this week.
Site Based Energy claims that ten, 100-kilowatt projects are separate projects with different owners. The projects are seeking power purchase agreements with Idaho Power under the provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act or PURPA. The federal act requires utilities to buy output from qualified renewable projects at an “avoided-cost rate,” or the rate the utility avoids by not having to generate the power itself or buy it from another source
Seven hundred forty-eight acres of forestland in Boundary County will be conserved as working forest and wildlife habitat in perpetuity after the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service, purchased a conservation easement from the Hubbard family in February
SAN DIEGO, CA - May 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the perennial discussion about Southern California's water shortage continues, homeowners in San Diego and surrounding areas are choosing synthetic grass (http://www.sandiegolawns.com) as the most popular form of drought-tolerant landscaping according to San Diego artificial turf expert Scot Wozniak, President of San Diego Lawns, Inc
December 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A national solar installation company wants about 90 laborers and equipment drivers for jobs lasting four months beginning Jan. 10. The project is a 30-megawatt fixed-tilt, ground-mount system in the Grand View area.
July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State regulators have allowed Rocky Mountain Power to increase its “Customer Efficiency Services Rate,” from 3.72 percent of customer bills to 4.72 percent effective July 1
Washington, DC - February 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Co-Chair of the Senate Renewables and Energy Efficiency Caucus, will meet with Idaho energy experts, local mayors and others on Thursday to discuss renewable energy initiatives before the Congress, funding and the potential impacts for Idaho