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 IFP 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, and about 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.

Power Portfolio, FY 2019

Resource Type MWh Percent of Portfolio
Hydro 798,593.16 87.14%
Wind 17,764.04 1.94%
Nuclear 65,622.10 7.16%
Coal 14,300.69 1.56%
Natural Gas 15,448.12 1.69%
Solar 2,716.44 0.30%
All Other Generation Types 1,956.80 0.21%
Total 916,401.35 100%

Power Portfolio, FY 2019, Owned vs. Purchased

Type of Generation IFP Owned Long-Term Contracts Short-Term Purchases Total
Hydro 25.41% 59.76% 1.98% 87.14%
Wind 0.85% 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 .00036%   0.30% 0.30%
All other generation     0.21% 0.21%
Total 26.26% 67.15% 6.60% 100%