In 2014, Jerome joined Idaho Power's wastewater energy efficiency cohort which aims to bring together city employees to reduce energy use through a series of innovative workshops using no- and low-cost energy-saving techniques and organizational strategies.
The recently completed wastewater treatment plant upgrades includes: new clarifiers; a new aeration basin; new energy efficient anaerobic digesters; energy-efficient turbo blowers with controls; LED lighting and efficient HVAC units.
The energy efficiency measures are expected to save the plant more than 5,193,000 kWh per year. ( Source: Idaho Power, MagicValley.com, Jerome News, 14 July, 2019) Contact: City of Jerome, Wastwater Dept., : 208-324-7122, www.ci.jerome.id.us/201/Wastewater-Department
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The Jackpot Holdings agreement will help replace energy produced by the North Valmy coal-fired plant in Nevada, where Idaho Power recently agreed to end operations.
The PPA supports Idaho Power's goal of providing 100 pct clean energy by 2045. The PPA is subject to Idaho Public Utilities Commission approval. (Source: Idaho Power, PR, 3 April, 2019) Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com
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The city's plan encourages residential and business customers to participate in Idaho Power's various programs to curb electric power consumption. The utility's programs include rebates on energy-efficient products and summer discounts for customers who let the utility turn off their air conditioners temporarily on hot summer days. The plan also means more builders will be encouraged to meet the city’s green-building standards. Approximately half of Boise's energy use in buildings comes from natural gas, according to the city's energy plan.
The city plan follows Idaho Power's recent announcement that it would push to operate its grid entirely on clean energy by 2045, a shift that would end its use of coal and natural gas. The utility has already cut its reliance on those carbon-burning fuels sharply as it has added solar and wind sources.
(Source: City of Boise, Idaho Power, Idaho Statesman, April, 2019)Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com; City of Boise, www.cityofboise.org
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The upgraded and newly designed wastewater facility was built with energy efficiency in mind. Most notably, the plant's aerators were installed with energy-saving variable frequency drives (VFD) and dissolved-oxygen controls, sludge blowers and multiple process pumps with VFDs to optimize the plant.
The upgrades save the City of Fruitland more than 1.5 million annual kWh -- sufficient energy for approximately 132 average homes for a year. (Source: Idaho Power, City of Fruitland, Argus Observer, 26 July, 2018) Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com
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According to a press release from Idaho Power, Skyway's energy savings totaled 368,472 kWh for an annual savings of $38,282.91
(Source: Idaho Power, Idaho Press Tribune, 15 Jan., 2018)Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com
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The company has received $32,400 as the first in a series of 3 planned energy efficiency incentive payments from Idaho Power. (Source: Baker & Murakami Produce Co., The Packer, 19 July, 2017) Contact: Idaho Power,
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