Project Development, Wind Power

Idaho Power Updates Its 20-year Wind Plan

[The Idaho Statesman] Idaho Power Co. received more applications for wind-powered projects than expected in the last two years. Its contracts with the small wind projects caused the utility to expand its Integrated Resource Plan to a 20-year outlook. Under federal law, Idaho Power is required to contract with small wind projects to promote renewable energy. … In 2004, the company asked for major wind farms to generate 200 megawatts of wind power for the utility. But several smaller wind farms stepped forward.