Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance
Citizens, businesses, and state and local government in Idaho are all feeling the impact of higher energy prices and other energy challenges. Governor Otter established the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance to help develop effective and long-lasting responses to these challenges. The Governor believes that developing options and solutions for our energy future should be a joint effort between local, tribal, state, and federal governments, as well as the profit and non-profit private sectors, fostering coordinated approaches to energy development.
The Alliance is Idaho’s primary mechanism to engage in seeking options for and enabling advanced energy production, energy efficiency, and energy business in the State of Idaho. The purpose of the Alliance is to enable the development of a sound energy portfolio for Idaho that:
- includes diverse energy resources and production methods,
- provides the highest value to the citizens of Idaho,
- ensures quality stewardship of environmental resources, and
- functions as an effective, secure, and stable system.
The Alliance consists of about a dozen volunteer task forces working in areas such as wind, biofuels, geothermal and hydropower, and energy conservation and efficiency. The Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from Idaho stakeholders and industry experts.
Through the Alliance, the state hopes to achieve a sound energy portfolio for Idaho that includes diverse energy resources and production methods, that provides the highest value to the citizens of Idaho, that ensures quality stewardship of environmental resources, and that functions as an effective, secure, and stable system. Ultimately the Governor hopes that the Alliance and its teams of experts will provide the state with achievable and effective options for improving the energy future of Idaho.