BOISE — Idaho Power Company has submitted its long-range plan to state regulators, outlining a 20-year approach to meet growing energy demand and is accepting comments. In addition to retiring two coal-fired plants and potentially curtailing generation at a third, the utility’s Integrated Resource Plan calls for the construction of a natural gas facility in 2033 and completion of a transmission line. In lieu of additional generation in the near-term, Idaho Power plans to rely on programs intended to cut energy use among its customers and to take advantage of low-cost power available on the wholesale electric market. Inclusion of projects in the plan can change as circumstances warrant.

No comment deadline has been set. Contact Matt Evans at 208-334-0339 or at puc.idaho.gov.

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