Idaho Power was incorporated under the laws of the state of Idaho in 1989 as successor to a Maine corporation organized in 1916. The company is involved in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in a 24,000 square mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon with an estimated population of 895,000. Idaho Power holds franchises in 72 cities in Idaho and 10 cities in Oregon and holds certificates from the respective public utility regulatory authorities to serve all or a portion of 28 counties in Idaho and three counties in eastern Oregon. As of Dec. 31, 2004, Idaho Power supplied electric energy to 440,409 general business customers and had 1,757 full-time employees.
The company owns and operates 17 hydroelectric power plants and two natural gas-fired plants located near Mountain Home, Idaho. The company also shares ownership in three coal-fired generating plants. The company relies heavily on hydroelectric power for its generating needs and is one of the nation's few investor-owned utilities with a predominantly hydroelectric generating base.
Idaho Power is all about electricity and they generate it at their dams and power plants and send it across more than 25,000 miles of power lines. The company solution is a division of Idaho Power Company. They combine the latest technologies with engineering skills and services for your high-voltage system from reliability improvements to capital projects. The company provides consulting and planning services, engineering and design, project management, and operation and maintenance of facilities.
Their dedicated people work together to create innovative solutions and highly satisfied customers.
Idaho PowerPosted on Apr 17, 2006