How were Idaho Power’s proposed route and alternatives developed?
Idaho Power developed its proposed route and alternatives based on feedback and suggestions from participants in its Community Advisory Process (CAP). During a year-long process, Idaho Power worked with community representatives to address community concerns with the B2H Project route and design. Through this process, Idaho Power selected a proposed route and developed potential alternatives for consideration in the state and federal review processes.
Idaho Power continues to refine its proposed route and alternatives based on feedback from with landowners and communities, as well as the results of field studies. To view the latest proposed route and alternatives, visit the Maps page.
Does Idaho Power have a preference for the line route to be on either private or public land?
Idaho Power is not opposed to placing the transmission line on public land. The proposed route and alternatives were developed in conjunction with members of local communities through the CAP and subsequent landowner and community meetings. The proposed routes were developed using line siting criteria of avoiding the identified constraints and minimizing impacts, regardless of land ownership. Constraints included sensitive species or habitat, terrain or physical barriers, as well as landmarks and cultural areas. Environmental issues and other constraints must be resolved for the line routes on both private and public lands.
Currently, Idaho Power’s proposed route and alternatives are undergoing the state and federal review processes.
How can I find out where the proposed route and alternatives are located in proximity to my property?
To review the latest routing maps, visit the Maps page.