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2007 Idaho Energy Plan

Date Last Updated11/28/2012
Policy TypeState Energy Plan
State/FederalID
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeIdaho Legislative Council Interim Committee on Energy, Environment and Technology
Policy Initiation Date1/26/2007
Policy SummaryThe Idaho Energy Plan was developed in 2007 by the Idaho Legislative Council Interim Committee on Energy, Environment and Technology and includes CHP. The Plan is intended to help achieve the State's energy policy objectives of ensuring a reliable, low-cost energy supply, protecting the environment, and promoting economic growth. It also provides a number of recommendations focusing on increasing investments in energy conservation and in-state renewable resources. The Plan has the following CHP-related recommendations:
  • Encourage the development of customer-owned and community owned renewable energy and CHP facilities.
  • Offer an income tax incentive for investment in customer-owned renewable generation and CHP facilities by Idaho businesses and households.
  • Provide a credit backstop to enable the Idaho Energy Resources Authority to provide low-cost financing for customer-owned renewable generation and CHP facilities.
  • Administer PUC responsibilities under the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act in a way that encourages the development of customer-owned renewable generation and CHP facilities.
  • Promote the development of customer-owned renewable generation and CHP facilities through shareholder incentives, voluntary "green pricing" programs, and regulatory policies such as interconnection and net metering for distributed renewable generation systems.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2007/
energy_plan_0126.pdf
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