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    Small
​ Industrial
   Large
​Industrial
Temporary
​ Power
Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.0625 $0.039 $0.039 $0.039 $0.0625
Demand Charge (per kW) $0.00 $8.00 $7.25 $7.00 $0.00
Minimum Demand Charge $0.00 $26.00 $1,500 $14,000 $0.00
Service Charge $18.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25.00
Power Cost Adjustment ($0.002) ($0.002) ($0.002) ($0.002) N/A
  1. Residentail Rates
  2. Commercial Rates
  3. Small Industrial Rates
  4. 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


Large Industrial customers have an energy rate charge, a demand charge, and a power cost adjustment on their bill.  The energy rate is currently $0.039 per kWh used, the demand rate is $7.00 per kW (peak usage), and the power cost adjustment is currently ($0.002).  If a Large Industrial customer’s demand charge is less than $14,000 during the billing cycle, Idaho Falls Power will impose a minimum demand charge of $14,000.

The demand charge is equivalent to the service charge for residential customers and is based upon peak usage. The demand charge 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 Large Industrial customer using 100,000 kWh per month, with a peak demand of 5,000 kW should have an electric bill of $39,950, covering both the demand and energy rate charges. 



Large Industrial Electric Charges Example 

  Rates   Usage Total Cost 
Energy (kWh)  $0.039  100,000 kWh
 $3,900
Demand (kW)
 $7.25  5,000 kW
 $36,250
 Power Cost Adjustment  ($0.002)    ($200.00)
Total Bill  
$39,950
  
  
 

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.