Darrel T. Anderson, president and chief executive officer of IDACORP and Idaho Power, is speaking during the Thursday morning plenary session at HydroVision International 2019.
Anderson has led the company since 2014. Idaho Power has operated since 1916 and has a focus on sustainability, defined as “sound and enduring financial, environmental and social stewardship.”
Idaho Power has 17 hydroelectric projects with a total capacity of 1,709 MW as the core of its generation portfolio, on the Snake River and its tributaries, as well as operating natural gas-fired plants and owning shares of three coal-fired plants. The company has a total nameplate generating capacity of 3,594 MW and a service area population of about 1.2 million. Hydropower accounted for more than 47% of the electricity the utility generated in 2016.
The company joined the Western Energy Imbalance Market in April 2018, after an independent consultant found this move could save the utility $4.1 million to $5.1 million annually. Idaho Power said those savings will be passed along to customers.
This plenary session will be a roundtable discussion featuring C-level executives from electricity generating companies. Invitations have been extended to several other executives.
The plenary session is open to all attendees.
HydroVision International takes place July 23-25, 2019, in Portland, Ore., U.S.
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