Boise's Energy Future

Our Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

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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.

Energy plan summary

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Energy Efficiency

In the near term, Boise is focusing on the importance of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is an important piece in meeting our goal because it reduces the need for additional electricity generation and it typically the lowest cost resource available to residents and businesses in our community.

Our electricity and natural gas utilities, Idaho Power and Intermountain Gas, offer programs that help residents and businesses be more efficient, save money on their utility bills and offer rebates or incentives for purchasing or installing energy efficient products.

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