Idaho Power announced the “Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow” initiative on March 26th, 2019. We applaud their choice and want to help them and all their customers reach, or exceed, that goal well before 2045.
Because Auric Energy has worked alongside Idaho Power since 2014 to install residential and commercial solar arrays, we’ve already been moving their fuel mix towards sustainable energy for many years. Nearly 1,000 of our customers are plugged in to their grid. Further, they are partnering with large utility-scale solar projects as part of the overall target.
We would like to recognize Idaho Power for the strides they have already made, and for setting this target before many other utilities across the country - leading the charge rather than dragging their feet. For our customers and crew in Idaho, we’re lucky to receive much of our energy from hydroelectric rather than coal, unlike our headquarters and offices in Utah and Colorado. (Of course, we’d like to increase the size of that solar wedge any way we can!)
Idaho Power isn’t the first utility to set such goals, and we are confident they won’t be the last. Whether you’re a homeowner, a business, or a utility, the numbers don’t lie - solar makes sense.