The need for renewable energy throughout the West is substantial. Electric utilities and load-serving entities in Idaho and the western United States can purchase power from these wind projects. Idaho Power’s December 2021 integrated resource plan states that over 3,700 MW of new non-carbon emitting resources consisting of wind, solar, and storage technologies are needed to meet energy demand and achieve 100% clean energy by 2045.
Idaho has an incredible export economy – beef, dairy, potatoes, and other commodities produced in the state can be consumed locally or sold elsewhere. Using our wind resources to create energy allows Idaho to benefit from another export product. The tax revenues from this project will go to local communities, schools, fire departments, and recreation districts.