Contact Us

Idaho Power Co. Threatens to Quit Paying Solar Panel Owners

flickr.com, Sand van Dijk

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some Idaho residents are worried that a proposal from Idaho Power will undercut their investments in home solar panels. The utility announced in December that it wants to quit paying some solar panel owners who generate more power than they use, hike the fees it charges solar users for hooking up to the power grid and increase the rate they pay for the power they purchase from the company.

Idaho Power officials told the Idaho Statesman that the charges will ensure other customers aren’t subsidizing solar-generating customers. But Steve and Courtney White, who recently installed solar panels on their Boise home, say the change is an abuse of monopoly power that removes incentives for homeowners to reduce demand during high-use times, like summer afternoons.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!