Charting a Course for our Energy Future
Last April, the Boise City Council adopted a goal of 100% citywide clean electricity by 2035. The electricity goal, as well as goals around natural gas and geothermal energy are part of an initiative called Boise’s Energy Future. The initiative focuses on achieving clean electricity and efficiency actions for the entire city. Switching to clean electricity will support Boise’s economy because we will invest in local clean energy sources. In addition, the transition will help us reduce reliance on fossil fuels from other states and foreign countries.
Boise's Energy Plan
The City of Boise developed a plan that outlines six actionable electricity strategies that demonstrate a cost-effective path to 100% clean electricity.
Short Term Strategies
Our first four priorities are:
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Increase customer participation in energy efficiency programs.
- EXISTING UTILITY SCALE RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
Take credit for all renewable electricity that the utility delivers.
- ON-SITE AND COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
Increase rooftop and community solar installations.
- EXISTING GREEN POWER PROGRAMS
Encourage customer participation in Green Power program.
Long Term Strategies
The last two strategies will require more time to achieve results. These strategies include the following:
- GREEN POWER PROCUREMENT
Power city government facilities and operations with renewable electricity.
- NEW UTILITY SCALE RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
Support new renewable electricity generation while ensuring reliability.