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​Southeast Idaho Load Interconnection Capability

​To support the broader economic development goals of the region, BPA is seeking to better understand local economic development priorities and inform customer and stakeholder decisions by pro-actively providing information about BPA’s local load-service capabilities.

The SE Idaho/Northwest Wyoming area spans from Idaho Falls, Idaho south to Soda Springs, Idaho and east to Jackson, Wyoming. It includes the counties of Bingham, Bonneville, and Jefferson counties of Idaho and Teton county of Wyoming.

​Utilities in the Southeast Idaho Load area include
  • ​Lower Valley Energy (LVE)
  • Fall River Rural Electric (FR)
  • United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)
  • UAMPS
​Recent BPA Projects in the Southeast Idaho Load Area
  • ​Hooper Springs Substation Addition
The following graph depicts key data points that may help inform initial feasibility questions related to the new large load addition. You will find:
  • The most limiting season
  • Historic peak load information
  • Forecasted load 10 years out
  • Load area with system average load growth
  • Aggressive Load growth scenario (if applicable) depicts all queued load coming online in the 10 year planning horizon
  • Local Load Area Capability


For questions, please contact interconnection@bpa.gov