Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Case No. IPC-E-08-10, Order No. 30754

March 20, 2009

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339, 890-2712

 

Idaho Power gets another 1 percent on reconsideration

 

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission granted portions and denied portions of Idaho Power Company’s petition for reconsideration of a recently concluded rate case.

 

On Jan. 30, the commission issued an order granting Idaho Power an average 3.1 percent rate increase. Idaho Power appealed some issues to the commission and, in an order issued Thursday, the commission granted some of the company’s request. The result is a 1 percent increase in the overall rate. The average increase for all customer classes is now 4 percent. For residential customers, the increase goes from 1.6 percent to 3 percent. Counting the changes made in reconsideration, the commission approved $27.6 million in annual new revenue for the company, out of a total request of $66.6 million.

 

The commission approved the following changes to its Jan. 30 order:

 

The commission denied Idaho Power’s petition in these areas:

 

The commission also denied the Department of Energy’s petition to reconsider the cost-of-service model used to determine which costs should be assigned to each customer class. DOE participated in the case to represent the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho, one of Idaho Power’s largest customers.

 

The commission’s order is final. Any aggrieved party now must appeal to the state Supreme Court.