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Latest Idaho Public Utilities Commission Stories

2012-06-05 06:22:34

AARP Opposes Move to Weaken Consumer Protections, Allow for Longer Service Outages While Removing Phone Company Penalties BOISE, Idaho, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A move to loosen the rules for Idaho telephone companies could be bad news for residents with traditional landline phone service. And that's brought on strong opposition from AARP, who says lax rules would leave elderly in a lurch during service outages, especially in case of emergencies. The changes being...

2012-03-02 10:49:00

Higher rates on less water means monthly bills could skyrocket nearly 50 percent; AARP Idaho says issue shows need for a utility advocate office BOISE, Idaho, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal to impose higher monthly water bills on roughly 4,000 Eastern Idahoans may have more than a few heads swimming. A Falls Water Co. chart shows a 19 percent increase, while the rate case filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission pegs the increase at an average of 26.8...

2011-12-22 11:00:00

2 New AARP Reports Highlight Issue - As 40% of States' 50+ Struggling to Pay Bills, Idaho Public Utilities Commission Considers Utility Rate Hikes BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's the most wonderful time of the year, if you're not one of the nearly 40% of Idahoans 50 and older struggling to pay their utility bills. Two new reports from AARP highlight the issue, and AARP is urging the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) not to play the Grinch as they stand...

2011-12-16 10:59:00

Eastern Idaho Consumers Brace for $34 Million in Electric Rate Hikes as Idaho Public Utilities Commission Ponders Agreement - AARP Calls Deal Unfair BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's the one holiday "deal" consumers won't be lining up for, Rocky Mountain Power's newer $34 million utility rate hike settlement deal, which will mean larger electric bills for Eastern Idaho consumers in the New Year. AARP says the deal is a raw one and is opposing the hike to...

2011-12-12 16:29:00

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power), a wholly owned subsidiary of IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), filed a settlement stipulation with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC). This filing related to the request included in its original Nov. 2, 2011 IPUC application, which sought to continue Idaho Power's ability to use deferred investment tax credits to help achieve a minimum return on year-end equity in the Idaho retail jurisdiction. The Dec....

2011-12-05 17:47:00

Last Public Hearing on Rate Hike Tonight - If Approved Will Mean Nearly $90 Million in Hikes for Idahoans as Many Struggle to Pay for the Basics BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Idaho Power reported record earnings last quarter, raking in roughly $40 million more than the prior quarter. But that hasn't stopped the state's largest utility company from seeking to hit consumers with even higher energy bills - to the tune of $83 million in rate hikes plus $6...

2011-11-21 10:00:00

"Winners" Cited for Attempt to Serve Up Over $122 Million in Rate Hikes As State's 50+ Struggle to Afford the Basics BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving just days away, AARP Idaho has released the hotly anticipated winners of its first annual Gem State Turkey Award - and the winners are Idaho Power, Rocky Mountain Power and United Water. The utility companies are cited for their attempts to press through a combined $122 million in rate hikes on Idaho...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) reported third quarter 2011 net income attributable to IDACORP of $107.1 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, compared to $67.1 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, in 2010. Year-to-date, IDACORP recorded net income attributable to IDACORP of $157.7 million, or $3.19 per diluted share, compared to $122.4 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2010. The 2011 full-year earnings guidance has been...

2011-08-17 07:00:00

From Electricity to Water, Utility Co's Press for BIG Rate Hikes on Cash Strapped Idahoans, AARP Says "Enough is Enough" BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Idahoans who don't read every insert in their utility bills may be in for rate shock in the coming year; the inserts hold notices that most utility companies in the state are pressing for some alarming increases to customer's monthly bills. From Idaho Power's request for an 8.83% electric rate hike with the Idaho...

2011-06-01 16:13:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc.'s (NYSE: IDA) principal subsidiary Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power) today filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) to increase Idaho Power's base rates for electricity by approximately $83 million per year, or a 9.9 percent overall average increase. Idaho Power anticipates the IPUC will evaluate the request and expects that any resulting rate change will not become effective until Jan. 1, 2012....