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Businesses eye impacts of Idaho Power long-term plan (access required)

Idaho Power’s latest 20-year plan to supply its customers with electricity relies on businesses, in part. The company expects that its conservation incentive programs – which irrigators have been using for years and which other businesses have used to a ...

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Low runoff cuts hydroelectric power revenue forecasts

The Bonneville Power Administration has reduced its expectations for hydroelectric power revenue this year by more than $200 million because of new forecasts for a continued depressed runoff in the Columbia Basin. Based on the forecasts, Bonneville Power now estimates ...

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IPUC OKs sale of Coeur d’Alene water company

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved the sale of the Troy Hoffman Water Corp. to Dalton Square LLC, a light industrial property and residential apartment rental company based in Coeur d’Alene. The Troy Hoffman Water Corp, formerly owned by ...

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Feds could expand Idaho mining waste respository

Officials with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency are considering expanding the Big Creek Repository to keep up with Superfund cleanup of mining waste. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports the agencies could expand the repository ...

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Sale OK’d between Idaho Power, Raft River Electric

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Idaho Power Co.’s sale of electrical distribution facilities valued at $44,000 to Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Malta. The sale includes about 1.45 miles of feeder line and 30 power poles in ...

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Modest gains expected in Idaho forest industry

A new report from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources examines the Idaho forest products industry’s operating conditions, sales, employment and production for 2009, and forecasts conditions for 2010. Idaho’s Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast provides ...

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Budget woes reduce Idaho water quality monitoring

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has ended a partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct water quality monitoring of streams, lakes and rivers throughout the state. Gwen Fransen, an administrator with the state agency, said a budget shortfall ...

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