FERC: Idaho Power must purchase wind power

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said that Idaho Power must purchase electricity from wind farms even when demand for power is low. FERC made the decision based on the utility’s long-term purchase agreement.

Idaho Power officials have argued that they should be allowed to stop contractually required electricity purchases during periods of light load. FERC found the rules don't permit unilateral curtailment, and that any associated costs were taken into consideration when the long-term agreements were created.

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