Renewable Energy Project Bond Program (Idaho)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Idaho

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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
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[1]


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."

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ron Williams
Department Idaho Energy Resources Authority

Address 1015 West Hays Street

Place Boise, Idaho
Zip/Postal Code 83702
Phone (208) 344-6633


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Idaho Code § 67-8901 et seq.

Date Enacted 2005

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"