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Idaho Power prepares to take its case for coal to the public

Idaho Power will make its case in November for investing $130 million in environmental upgrades for the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant near Rock Springs, Wyo. The utility that serves nearly 500,000 customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon has

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Green Power programs grew except at Idaho Power

Despite the economy, electric customers throughout the Northwest were willing to pay more to buy green power. A new report shows 13% more customers signed up for green power programs across more than 60 utilities in the Northwest between 2010

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Idaho Power reaches settlement to quit paying to cut peak power use for a year

Idaho Power Co. reached a settlement with irrigators and environmental groups that will allow it to operate its power plants instead of paying customers for using less power during peak periods. The settlement, which still must be approved by the

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