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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $19,600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $6,500,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               46,000

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $1,700,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $400,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           9,900

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Mountain States Intertie Transmission Line (Idaho, Montana)

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  NorthWestern Energy has proposed to build the Mountain States Intertie Project (MSTI), a 430-mile, 500-kilovolt overhead transmission line carrying renewable energy from wind energy projects in Montana … Continue reading

Cotterel Wind Power Project, Windland Inc., Idaho

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Albion Valley residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Windland Inc. planned to construct up to 100 wind turbines on Cotterel Mountain. The company has gained a right-of-way, but still must complete a contract. The … Continue reading

Gateway West Transmission Project, Idaho and Wyoming

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power plan to construct and operate the Gateway West project, which consists of 11 transmission line segments that extend a total of … Continue reading

China Mountain Wind Project, Twin Falls County, CA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Residents; a regional Fish and Game organization; Advocates of the West; other environmental groups PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The project features a 185-turbine wind farm in Twin Falls County on 30,000 acres of … Continue reading

Goshen South Wind Farm Project, ID

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Natural Guardian Limited Partnership; local residents PROSPECTS: Complete BACKGROUND: Goshen South Wind Farm’s proposal consisted of 150 wind turbines on 20,212 acres of land in Bingham County, Idaho. Each turbine would have the ability to generate … Continue reading

Bear River Narrows Hydroelectric Project, Twin Lakes Canal Company

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Hydroelectric OPPOSITION: American Whitewater, Idaho Rivers United, Rocky Mountain Power, Local Opposition, Greater Yellowstone Opposition PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: As of December 2006, the Twin Lakes Canal Company had begun the application to construct a new hydropower … Continue reading

Idaho Power Company IGCC

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Western Resource Advocates; State Legislature PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:   In or about 2005, Idaho Power Company (IPC) announced plans to construct a 250 megawatt IGCC plant. However, in November 2007, IPC cancelled the project … Continue reading

Sempra Energy’s Jerome Plant, ID

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Former Idaho Governor Jim Risch and current Idaho governor Butch Otter; Senator Clint Stennett; Sierra Club; local citizens PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In late 2002, Sempra Energy began a feasibility study evaluating construction of a $1.4 … Continue reading

Hammett Nuclear Power Plant, Elmore County, Idaho

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  Snake River Alliance   PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate  BACKGROUND:  Alternative Energy Holdings Inc. (AEHI) has proposed to build a 1,600-megawatt nuclear plant in Elmore County on 1,280 acres near Hammett, Utah.  Early construction estimates … Continue reading