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Taking stock and looking ahead

With the New Year off and running, we at Idaho Power reflect on 2015’s accomplishments and look forward to continuing to work with you on important issues while providing reliable, responsible, fair-priced energy services, in 2016 and beyond.
Idaho Power Project Manager Todd Adams talks to stakeholders in Baker City during a public meeting for the project's draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Idaho Power is proud of our work with the public. We started 2015 by talking to people across the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) Transmission Line Project area about the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Throughout the year we briefed local leaders, met with landowners, and more. In all, we engaged in over 30 public meetings throughout the year for the B2H project. We got to know some new folks and continued longstanding relationships with many great people in our region along the way.

Idaho Power’s commitment to working with the public has always been an important part of our approach for the B2H project. Our Community Advisory Process in 2010 identified community issues and concerns and helped set the stage for continuing state and federal permitting processes. We look forward to continuing to work closely with landowners. If you have questions about Idaho Power or the B2H project, or would like to request a presentation to your group in 2016, please let us know!

B2H project still needed

Every two years Idaho Power takes a comprehensive look at how best to meet present and future demands through our Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The most recent IRP was submitted to public utilities commissions in Idaho and Oregon in June 2015. Analysis continues to show the B2H project is needed to economically meet future system needs and serve customers by increasing the ability to import and export power. We continue to work with permitting agencies and the public to plan a project that will best serve the region’s needs for decades to come. 

Help us celebrate 100 years of building the future

Idaho Power’s 100-year anniversary traveling exhibit is online and coming to a community near you in 2016.
Idaho Power invites the communities we serve to join our year-long celebration marking 100 years of reliable, fair-priced energy and a bright future for generations to come. Founded in 1916, Idaho Power initially served 18,000 customers. Today we serve over 520,000 customers in a 24,000 square-mile area.

One hundred years ago, we relied solely on power produced by nine hydroelectric plants along the Snake River to meet customers’ energy needs. Today, Idaho Power’s generation resource mix includes 17 hydroelectric power plants, seven fuel-based generation plants, and other renewable sources. When needed, the company purchases energy from the wholesale electric market to meet customer demand.

You can learn more about Idaho Power’s identity and focus over the last 100 years by visiting our historical exhibit, which displays each decade of our history. The exhibit is open at the Four Rivers Cultural Center at 676 SW 5th Avenue in Ontario, Oregon, through February 23, and will move to other locations in our service territory throughout the year. You can see when the exhibit will be near you or visit the online display at

Contact Idaho Power

Todd Adams, project manager,, 208-388-2740
Jeff Maffuccio, facilities siting coordinator,, 208-388-2402
Randy Lane, right-of-way agent,, 208-388-5997
For general inquiries:, 877-339-0209

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