The Building Beasts met with Idaho Power again on February 8, 2023. Idaho Power has put POW through a cost-benefit analysis chart. This helped them determine POW would be a benefit to their customers. If Twin Falls didn't run for a day, during peak times, it would save their customers around $72,000.
Now they are taking POW to their legal team. The progress of POW depends on if Idaho Power has to open the license agreement with FERC to a full rework or amend it. The cost of doing a full license agreement negotiation could outweigh the benefits of POW at this time. The Building Beasts and Idaho Power are hoping they will allow an amendment.
In the last update (April 11, 2023), we received from Idaho Power, they informed us the POW button has been added to the 2024 budget. They hope to have it installed before April 1st, 2024.