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Wastewater Plant Scores $941,000 Efficiency Incentives (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2019-07-15
In Idaho, the City of Jerome (pop. 11,600} has been recognized by $931,400 in incentives from Idaho Power for its commitment to energy efficiency through upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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,, Jerome News, 14 July, 2019) Contact: City of Jerome, Wastwater Dept., : 208-324-7122,

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Idaho Power, Jackpot Holdings Ink 20-Year Solar PPA (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2019-04-08
Idaho Power reports it and Jackpot Holdings, LLC have inked a 20-year solar energy PPA at the low rate of $21.75 per MWh -- less than 2.2 cents per kWh. The solar power will be generated from a future 120-MW solar project enear Twin Falls, Idaho, which is expected to come online expected to come online in 2022.

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,

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Boise Plans 100 pct Renewable Energy by 2035 (Ind. Report)
Boise Idaho,Idaho Power
Date: 2019-04-05
The city of Boise, Idaho, reports it has committed to 100 pct clean electricity use in all homes and businesses by 2035, making it one of more than 100 cities nationwide to do so.

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,; City of Boise,

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Fruitland Energy Efficiency Earns $206,000 (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2018-08-01
In Idaho, the City of Fruitland reports it has cut its energy expenses with energy efficiency upgrades and new equipment at the city wastewater treatment plant. The energy efficiency effort also earned the city an Idaho Power energy efficiency incentive check for $206,836, according to an Idaho Power release.

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,

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Idaho School Wins $75K Energy Efficiency Incentive (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2018-01-17
Idaho Power reports it has awarded $74,338.85 in incentives to the new Skyway Elementary School. The funds came through Idaho Power's New Construction Program, which offers cash to commercial and industrial entities to help ease the cost of building with energy efficiency in mind. Things the district, architects and builders added to increase energy efficiency in the building include, but are not limited to, high performance heating and cooling units, a reflective roof treatment and efficient exit signs.

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,

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Produce Shipper Scores Energy Efficiency Incentives (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2017-07-24
Ontario, Oregon-based produce company Baker & Murakami Produce Co. LLP reports it has partnered with local utility Idaho Power to expand energy efficiency at the Treasure Valley onion operation. The facility was upgraded to LED lighting and a new high-capacity variable frequency drive air compressor (VFD) to run the produce packing line. The upgrades are expected to save $18,000 in annual energy costs while also helping reduce the company's carbon emissions.

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, Baker & Murakami Produce, Idaho Power,;

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