Idaho officials expressed cautious optimism Friday at the news that Gem State revenues were up 5.9 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, approximately 1.5 percent above the official projection from state economists.
"Driving with having only earned four to five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period can be just as impairing as driving legally drunk. I don't think most people are aware of this. That's really the punchline."
In its request to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to gain support of the move, Idaho Power said joining the EIM could reduce net power supply expense to customers by as much as $4 million to $5 million annually.