Tuesday morning, power was still reported to be out for customers west of Lake Cascade and northeast of the city of Cascade. Other outages were reported in neighborhoods in and near the Adams County town of New Meadows.
Idaho Power reported Monday morning the power had been restored to most of the homes, as crews worked to isolate and fix the problem while walking through knee-deep snow. Crews needed to deploy snowmobiles, a snowcat and even a helicopter to reach the damaged power lines.
In a column for this morning's New York Times, business journalist Joe Nocera writes that Tesla "is a company that eats through cash, loses money on every sedan it sells, routinely overpromises what it will deliver to Wall Street and is regularly in need of new funding."
At a June 24 PUC hearing, not a single citizen testified in favor of Idaho Power's plan to dramatically limit its future contracts with solar energy providers. One-by-one, citizen witnesses stood before the commission to voice their opposition to the request.
"Idaho Code 61-211 allow two commissioners to proceed as a majority," said Fadness. "They will continue until they come to a conclusion," adding that it was "an unlikely scenario" for the commissioners to be deadlocked on the issue.