Case No. PAC-E-05-11

December 7, 2005

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339




Utah Power proposes contract with Nu-West


PacifiCorp, which does business in southeastern Idaho as Utah Power, is seeking state approval to enter into a five-year sales agreement with Nu-West Industries, a phosphate fertilizer plant in Soda Springs.


The commission is taking comment on the proposed contract through Dec. 16. The current contract expires on Dec. 31.


The proposed agreement calls for Nu-West to pay Utah Power $23 per megawatt-hour from May to October and $19.22 per MWh from November to April. During light-load hours and holidays, the proposed rate is $17.33 per MWh year-round. The proposed customer charge is $282.89 per month.


The agreement also requires Nu-West rates or surcharges to be increased when the commission authorizes rate increases for other customers of Utah Power who are not contract customers.


Those wishing to submit comments must do so by no later than Dec. 16. Comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on "Comments & Questions." Fill in the case number (PAC-E-05-11) and enter your comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.


A full text of the commission’s order, along with other documents related to this case, are available on the commission’s Web site. Click on “File Room” and then on “Electric Cases” and scroll down to the above case number.