TRC’s energy efficiency evaluators reviewed the utility’s Heating and Cooling Efficiency Program, Residential Lighting Program and the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Program to study their effectiveness and recommend improvements that will help Idaho Power and its customers achieve greater energy savings.

"TRC commends Idaho Power for its commitment to excellence and continuous improvement of its energy efficiency programs," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our experts have been instrumental in shaping dozens of similar programs across the U.S., helping utilities meet efficiency goals and reducing energy bills for their customers."

As part of the project, TRC conducted in-depth interviews with Idaho Power staff, regional program partners and trade allies — including builders, contractors, raters, lighting manufacturers and retailers and other stakeholders.

TRC also reviewed customer survey feedback and compared the utility’s programs to established best practices. TRC compiled its findings into a report documenting program successes, identifying barriers and providing recommendations for program improvements to help Idaho Power, its trade allies and its customers meet future market needs.