Power Portfolio

Idaho Falls Power owns and operates 5 hydroelectric projects along the Snake River, the utility owns a portion of the Horse Butte Wind project, and Idaho Falls Power operates a small solar installation at our location on S. Capital Avenue.  Together, these projects produce enough electricity to meet 26.26% of the City's electric requirements. The remainder of the electric requirements are met through long-term contracts with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and short-term market purchases. Roughly 67.15% of the electric requirements, for the City of Idaho Falls, are met through long-term contracts with BPA. The remaining 6.6% of the City's electric requirements are met through short-term market purchases.

Overall, hydroelectric production accounts for 87.14% of the City's electric requirements, with  96.54% of the electric requirements being met by hydro, wind, solar, and nuclear power. Less than 4% of the City's electricity comes from coal and natural gas.

IFP Generation by Resource Type, FY 2019

Resource TypeMWhPercent of Portfolio
Hydro798,593.16
87.14%
Wind
17,764.04
1.94%
Nuclear
65,622.10
7.16%
Coal
14,300.69
1.56%
Natural Gs
15,448.12
1.69%
Solar
2,716.44
0.30%
All Other Generation Types
1,956.80
0.21%
Total916,401.35
100%

IFP Owned Vs Purchased Generation by Resource Type, FY 2019

Resource TypeIFP OwnedLong-Term ContractsShort-Term PurchasesTotal
Hydro
25.41%59.76%1.98%87.14%
Wind0.85%0.67%0.42%1.94%
Nuclear
6.71%0.45%7.16%
Coal

1.56%1.56%
Natural Gas

1.69%1.69%
Solar

0.30%0.30%
All Other Generation

0.21%0.21%
Total26.26%67.15%6.60%100%