Supplemental Sustainability (ESG) Reporting

Sustainability Platform

As part of our efforts to maintain sound and enduring environmental, social and governance (ESG) stewardship, we focus on specific areas:

  • Balanced and Responsible Management: Demonstrate integrity and transparency in the principled and profitable management of our business.
  • Operational Excellence: Incorporate ingenuity, innovation and efficiency in our daily operations, with exceptional results.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Reduce our overall environmental footprint and continue our tradition of environmental stewardship.
  • Engaged, Empowered Workforce: Provide a high-performance culture that respects and empowers employees, encourages engagement, values safety and promotes our company as an employer of choice.
  • Strong Community Partnerships: Practice intentional and responsive community involvement, support and educational outreach.

Additional Sustainability Efforts

Water Impacts 

Idaho Power does not operate in a High Baseline Water Stress area or an Extremely High Baseline Water Stress area. Using the World Resources Institute’s Water Risk Atlas, Idaho Power’s service area is in Low and Low-to-Medium Water Stress Areas.

Water Withdrawal Risk Management

Idaho Power and multiple other entities withdraw water from the Snake River Basin. To address impacts on available groundwater and surface water, Idaho Power initiated and pursued a successful weather modification program in the Snake River Basin. The company partnered with an existing program in the upper Snake River Basin and has cooperatively expanded the existing weather-modification program, along with forecasting and meteorological data support. In 2014, Idaho Power expanded its cloud-seeding program to the Boise and Wood River basins, in collaboration with basin water users and the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB). Wood River cloud seeding, along with the upper Snake River activities, will benefit the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer (ESPA) Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan (CAMP) implementation through additional water supply. These efforts are ongoing.