We value our commitment to safeguarding the lands and waterways we all enjoy. We are proud of the work we do to restore our rivers, protect our fish and birds, and preserve the history of the places we call home.
Meeting the energy demands of our communities requires the construction, operation and maintenance of electrical power facilities inevitably impacting our natural environment.
As a company, we conduct our business mindful of our environmental responsibility. While in part it is a matter of law, our dedication to the environment is reflected in our corporate values of integrity, safety and respect. We conduct our business attentive to the larger world around us and the needs of the communities we serve.
Our commitment to conserving fish began with the salmon and steelhead hatchery program, starting shortly after construction of Brownlee Dam more than 50 years ago.
Idaho Power has been on the forefront of efforts to protect birds of prey from coming into contact with electrical equipment.
The professionals within Idaho Power’s Archaeology and Cultural Resources Program help care for these resources in the areas we serve.
We manage over 30,000 acres of wildlife habitat. On these lands, our biologists provide wildlife food plots, plant trees and shrubs, reduce shoreline erosion and control weeds. This improves habitat and the diversity of wildlife. It also creates striking views.
The Snake River plays a vital role in providing electricity to Idaho Power’s 525,000-plus customers throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. A healthy Snake River also benefits all other users: irrigators, recreationists, fishery managers and wildlife.
Financial, environmental and social stewardship that will sustain our operations through our second century of service.