Idaho Power plan to sell facilities gets hearing

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Posted: Dec 30, 2009 9:13 AM

Idaho's largest utility wants to sell $44,000 in electrical distribution facilities to the Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, a Cassia County-based operation with customers in Idaho, Nevada and Utah.

The state Public Utilities Commission will consider approval of Idaho Power's plan to sale more than a mile of electrical feeder line and about 30 power poles located in southern Owyhee County at a Jan. 12 meeting.

If approved, the agreement will complete a purchase the member-owned cooperative began in 2001, buying distribution facilities Idaho Power previously used to serve its customers in northern Nevada.

Raft River Electric, with customers in both states and Utah, now wants to acquire a small portion of the electric distribution line that fell on the other side of the Nevada state border, in Idaho.

Idaho Power is a subsidiary of IdaCorp Inc.