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2008-08-25 03:00:39

By Carlson, Brad Idaho Power Co. parent Idacorp Inc. reported second quarter net income of $17.5 million or 39 cents per diluted share compared to $18.5 million or 42 cents per diluted share a year earlier. Analysts on average expected Idacorp to earn 42 cents per share in the recent quarter. The Idaho Power unit reported second quarter net income of $17.7 million compared to $16.2 million a year earlier. More favorable operating conditions, the sale of a portion of the Southwest...

2008-08-25 03:00:39

By Hagadone, Zach Idaho public utility regulators approved an application from Idaho Power Co. Aug. 8 to purchase power from the proposed anaerobic digester plant at the Big Sky Dairy outside Gooding. Owned and operated by Washington-based DF-AP#1 LLC, the 20 year contract is for 1.5 megawatts of power starting Feb. 14, 2009. Anaerobic digesters produce power by using high heat conditions to spur bacterial conversion of raw animal manure into sugar, organic acids and hydrogen. When the...

2008-08-18 03:00:23

By Anonymous Idaho public utility regulators approved an application from Idaho Power Co. to purchase power from the proposed anaerobic digester plant at the Big Sky Dairy outside Gooding. Owned and operated by Washington-based DF-AP#1 LLC, the 20 year contract is for 1.5 megawatts of power starting February 14, 2009. Anaerobic digesters produce power by using high heat conditions to spur bacterial conversion of raw animal manure into sugar, organic acids and hydrogen. When the acids...

2008-08-01 12:01:02

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 1--The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has set an Aug. 8 deadline for anyone wanting to file as "intervenors" in the latest Idaho Power Co. rate increase case. Idaho Power seeks an average 9.9 percent overall rate increase. The proposed increases are 6.3 percent for residential customers, 10.6 percent for small-commercial customers and 15 percent for large-commercial, industrial and irrigation customers. The commission suspended the effective date...

2008-07-28 03:00:35

By Hagadone, Zach Overcoming the obstacles of future demands on energy are only part of the challenges facing energy providers, IDACORP President and CEO LaMont Keen told some of the state's biggest economic movers. "We are in some interesting times in the energy sector in this country," he said. "Energy is the oxygen of the economy - no energy, no economy." Keen, who as IDACORP CEO also runs Idaho Power Co., addressed the group as part of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce's 19th...

2008-06-28 12:02:33

By David Cooper, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 28--In a year filled with skyrocketing gas prices and costly food and grocery bills, Idaho customers may see their third power rate increase in a 12-month span. On Friday, Idaho Power Co. requested that state utility regulators approve a new general electricity rate increase that would average a 10 percent increase in customer bills. The average is based on averages for residential, irrigation, industrial and commercial users....

2008-06-19 12:00:00

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 19--A Magic Valley dairy may become the first in the state to sell electricity to Idaho Power Co. using an anaerobic digester. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comments through June 27 on an Idaho Power application to buy 1.5 megawatts from the Big Sky West Dairy Digester, planned for construction next to the Big Sky Dairy near Gooding. The installation is one of a growing number of the devices, which...

2008-06-16 03:00:26

By Hagadone, Zach Idaho Power Co.'s new 170-megawatt gas-fired Danskin CT1 power plant at Evander Andrews Power Complex in Mountain Home went on- line less than a month ago, but since the Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved a rate increase on June 1 the power company will already start recouping some of its $64.2 million construction costs. The increase in base rates bumps bills up 1.37 percent to cover the project's cost, and was requested by Idaho Power only in March - an...


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