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Utility seeks to buy power produced by BYU-Idaho

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is considering a request that would allow Rocky Mountain Power to buy power generated by BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.

The university’s new gas- and oil-fueled generating facility provides space and water heating to the campus. It also includes a heat-recovery generating system that can generate up to 5.6 megawatts of electricity.

Under the proposed two-year contract, PacifiCorp would pay BYU-Idaho $52.28 per megawatt-hour for sales during 2015, $51.84 per Mwh in 2016 and $55.01 per Mwh in 2017.

The Idaho PUC is accepting written comment on PacifiCorp’s application through June 2.

Written comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on “Case Comment or Question Form,” under the “Consumers” heading. Fill in the case number, PAC-E-15-06, and enter your comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.

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