Rates & Policies

City Plant

Electric rates at Idaho Falls Power are among the lowest in the country.  We are able to keep rates affordable for customers because we own and operate hydro generation facilities and we purchase low-cost hydro power from the Bonneville Power Administration. Idaho Falls Power is proud to serve our community and provide affordable, clean power to the City of Idaho Falls.

Idaho Falls Power Rates

  Residential Commercial  Industrial High Density 
 Load*
Temporary
​ Power
Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.0625 $0.039 $0.039 $0.039 $0.0625
Demand Charge (per kW) $0.00 $9.00 $7.25 $9.00 $0.00
Minimum Demand Charge $0.00 $26.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00
Service Charge $18.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25.00
Power Cost Adjustment ($0.002) ($0.002) ($0.002) N/A N/A
*For loads more than 1 megawatt, contact Idaho Falls Power for pricing
  1. Residential Rates
  2. Commercial Rates
  3. Large Industrial Rates
  4. Small Industrial Rates
  5. Temporary Power
Residential customers have an energy rate charge, a service charge, and a power cost adjustment on their bill.  The energy rate is currently $0.0578 per kWh used, the service charge is $18.00 per month, and the current power cost adjustment is ($0.002).   
 
The service charge for residential customers is intended to cover the fixed costs of providing service – poles, wires, transformers, etc.  The energy rate covers the variable costs associated with electricity use throughout the city. 
The power cost adjustment is a charge or a credit, depending upon hydro conditions and variable wholesale power costs from the previous year. 

A residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month should have an electric bill of $78.50, covering both the service charge and energy rate charges. 

 
Residential Electric Charges Example:
 
   Rates   Usage  Total Cost
 Energy (kWh)  $0.0625  1,000 kWh  $62.50
 Service Charge $18.00  $18.00
 Power Cost Adjustment  ($0.002)    ($0.002)
 Total Bill      $78.50


 

Service Policy


Residential Disconnection Policy


City Code identifies the time frame and process in which a Utilities account is deemed delinquent and may be disconnected for nonpayment. Effective, Oct. 1, 2018, IFP and City Utilities implemented changes to the delinquent account polices for both residential and non-residential customers. 

Customers should be aware of the following changes and charts below:

  1. Any delinquent account with a balance more than 30 days past due without an approved payment or medical extension, will have their electrical service disconnected. Customers will receive notification on their utility bill regarding past due balances at least 15 days prior to being disconnected.
  2. There will be no more payment arrangements. Customers can set up a payment extension to allow for additional days/time to pay the entire balance of a utility bill. Payment extensions must be set up prior to disconnection and only be requested by a customer up to three times in a 12-month period. Payment and medical extension are granted though the Idaho Falls Utility Credit Office.
  3. Residential customers will no longer be assessed a late fee for non-paid accounts. Customers who’s electrical service is disconnected will be assessed a $25 fee, which must be paid prior to being reconnected.
  4. Non-residential customers (commercial, industrial, etc.) will be assessed a four percent (4%) late payment interest fee, which will trigger when a payment is 30 days past due. Non-residential delinquent customers will be subject to disconnect if they have not paid after three billing cycles. They will also be assessed a $50 disconnection fee AND a $50 reconnection fee to restore services.
  5. All of these changes will be effective immediately Oct. 1. For example, is you are 30 days past due on your utility bill on Oct. 3, you will be subject to having your electrical service shut-off.

Residential

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