Renewable Energy Project Bond Program (Idaho)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Project Bond Program|
|Incentive Type||State Bond Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, (Independent Power Producer)|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||Idaho Energy Resources Authority|
|Date added to DSIRE||2005-04-29|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-11-04|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Legislation enacted in Idaho in April 2005 (Senate Bill 1192) allows independent (non-utility) developers of renewable energy projects in the state to request financing from the Idaho Energy Resources Authority, a state bonding authority created in March 2005 by the Environment, Energy and Technology Energy Resources Authority Act (House Bill 106). The authority was created to finance the construction of electric generation and transmission projects by electric utilities. SB 1192 extended the financing opportunities to independent renewable energy producers that are not "qualifying facilities" under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
For the purposes of this program, renewable energy is defined as "a source of energy that occurs naturally, is regenerated naturally or uses as a fuel source, a waste product or byproduct from a manufacturing process including, but not limited to, open or closed-loop biomass, fuel cells, geothermal energy, waste heat, cogeneration, solar energy, water power and wind."
|Contact Name||Ron Williams|
|Department||Idaho Energy Resources Authority|
|Address||1015 West Hays Street|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Idaho Code § 67-8901 et seq.|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.