Idaho Clean Energy Resource Analysis
Synapse was hired by the Idaho Conservation League to collect information on the sources of Idaho's existing electricity supply and the potential for efficiency and renewables in the state. The League was interested in understanding the current fuel mix of the generation serving Idaho and the amount of this electricity that is generated out of state. Synapse pulled information from the IRPs of the three Idaho IOUs and other sources to characterize the state's current electricity fuels. Synapse also presented information on renewable energy potentials in Idaho and reviewed the assumptions about efficiency and renewables in the utilities' IRPs, identifying areas where these assumptions were not consistent with the literature. Project completed February 2014.