BPA Credit Adjustment to Lower Idaho Customer Bills

September 12, 2017

BOISE, Idaho — Rocky Mountain Power has asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for authorization to adjust a federal billing credit for certain residential or farm customers in Idaho. If approved, the change would reduce the annual power bill of a typical residential customer by about $6.60, and would take effect Oct. 1, 2017.

The Bonneville Power Administration Residential Exchange Program is designed to share the benefits of the Federal Columbia River Power System with residential and small farm customers of investor-owned electric utilities in Idaho and other Northwest states. The program began in 1980 through the Bonneville Power Administration, a federal power marketing agency. The benefits have significantly lowered the bills of qualifying residential and small farm customers during the course of the program. The exchange benefits are passed directly to customers by Rocky Mountain Power and have no effect on the utility’s revenues.

The following is a summary of the percentage impacts by customer class:

  • Residential Schedule 1 – 0.6% decrease
  • Residential Schedule 36 – 0.7% decrease
  • General Service Schedule 6A – 0.8% decrease
  • Irrigation Service Schedule 10 – 0.3% decrease
  • General Service Schedule 23A – 0.7% decrease
  • Public Street Lighting 7A – 0.2% decrease

The public can comment on the proposal as the commission reviews the application. The commission must approve the proposed changes before they can take effect. A copy of the application is available for public review at the commission offices in Boise and on the commission’s homepage at www.puc.idaho.gov. Customers may file written comments regarding the application with the commission or subscribe to the commission’s RSS feed to receive periodic updates via email about the case. Copies of the proposal also are available for review at the company’s offices in Rexburg, Preston, Shelley and Montpelier.

Idaho Public Utilities Commission
472 W Washington
Boise, ID 83702


Rocky Mountain Power offices

  • Rexburg – 127 East Main
  • Preston – 509 S. 2nd E.
  • Shelley – 852 E. 1400 N.
  • Montpelier – 24852 U.S. Hwy 89

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