Boise's Energy Future

Our Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

Charting a Course for our Energy Future

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.

Energy plan summary

Download the Energy Plan (PDF)

Energy Efficiency

In the near term, Boise is focusing on the importance of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency has an important role in achieving the city’s Clean Electricity goal because it reduces the need for additional electricity generation. The City of Boise continues to partner with our electricity and natural gas utilities to ensure the maximum amount of energy efficiency, often the lowest cost resource, is available and pursued by our municipal operations, residents, and businesses in our community.

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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Rebates + Incentives

Learn more about programs that may help you or your business save money and energy:

IDAHO POWER

Residential Electricity Savings

  • Understand your home energy use with an Idaho Power Home Energy Audit.
  • Help meet the City of Tree Challenge goals and keep your home cooler by planting a Shade Tree.
  • All Electric New Construction incentive for new homes built that incorporate the benefits of all electric HVAC systems and high-efficiency building materials.
  • For manufactured homes, consider scheduling a free energy house call to receive duct sealing, LED bulbs and other efficiency improvements on your existing home.

Business Electricity Savings

INTERMOUNTAIN GAS

Residential Natural Gas Savings

Business Natural Gas Savings

  • Heating Rebates for installing energy efficient condensing unit heaters, boiler controls and condensing boilers.
  • Kitchen Equipment rebates for installing energy star certified fryers, steamers, and griddles.

Income-Qualified Customer Assistance Programs

These programs or services are available to customers who meet household income guidelines. Contact the agency or utility for more information.

Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Idaho Power Easy Savings furnace tune-up and energy conservation education program helps income qualified customers learn how to save energy and improve the functioning of an existing electric heating system.
  • Weatherization Assistance Programs funded by the Department of Energy and Idaho Power provide free home energy efficiency upgrades to improve comfort, save money and reduce energy usage.
  • The City of Boise offers Housing Improvement Loans for energy and accessibility improvements, as well as general housing repairs.

Financial Assistance

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