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
Percent of Portfolio
All Other Generation Types
IFP Owned Vs Purchased Generation by Resource Type, FY 2019