Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Case No. IPC-E-09-22, Order No. 30874

August 14, 2009

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339, 890-2712



Anaerobic digester to sell output to Idaho Power Co.


The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a sales agreement allowing Idaho Power Co. to buy the output from the Bettencourt B6 dairy anaerobic digester located near Jerome.


The agreement, between Idaho Power and Cargill Environmental Finance, is for 2.13 megawatts. The purchase price will be equal to 85 percent of a Dow Jones market price that is the weighted average of the daily on-peak and off-peak price for non-firm energy.


The project is scheduled to in operation by September 1. After the project has operated for a reasonable amount of time, Idaho Power expects that Cargill and the company will enter into a long-term firm energy sales agreement.


The commission’s order approving the sales agreement, along with the company’s application, is available on the commission’s Website at Click on the electric icon, then on “Open Electric Cases,” and scroll down to Case No. IPC-E-09-22.