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Planning for the future, Idaho Power to host public meeting about energy needs

By: - August 10, 2023 4:00 am

Idaho Power is hosting a meeting Aug. 15 to provide customers an update on the company’s analysis of its future energy resource options. (Courtesy of Idaho Power)

Idaho Power customers are invited to attend a virtual meeting Aug. 15 to learn about the utility company’s plan to provide additional electricity over the next 20 years. 

Known as the Integrated Resource Plan, Idaho Power updates the plan every two years to discuss resources that will meet the company’s future energy needs while balancing reliability, cost and environmental responsibility. 

Idaho Power regularly meets with the plan’s advisory council, which consists of experts from the environmental community, irrigation representatives, public officials and utility commission representatives to predict how much energy is needed to serve its growing number of customers. Meetings with the advisory council are also public.

The next meeting will provide customers an update on the company’s analysis of its resource options and provide insight into how future resources will impact emissions, reliability and costs. 

When: Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Mountain time

The public can attend via Webex using this link and entering the password: 12345.

For more details about the virtual meeting or to submit a comment to Idaho Power to discuss at the meeting, visit the company’s Integrated Resource Plan website page


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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.