We are upgrading underground cables with new ones that have improved technology and better protection from the elements. We’ll use tubing or conduit to protect the wires. Older underground cables without conduit are more susceptible to outages and power quality problems.
In the late 1960s, utilities across the country began putting power lines underground instead of overhead. In the 1990s, plastics, PVC and other materials became more advanced, improving conduits that hold underground wires and making them easier to use. Conduit surrounds the wire and protects it from corrosive soil, rocks, roots and other underground hazards.
Yes. The crews on site will work with you to make sure you have continued access to your home or business during construction. We’ll knock on doors to inform you about the work and do everything we can to ensure continued access.
No. Construction costs, like this project, are covered through energy rates.
The best thing to do is contact Idaho Power using the contact information on the notification postcard you received and signs posted in the project areas. You can also email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Project Manager Tom Keyt at 208-388-5857.