Idaho Power has 560,000 customers in Idaho and eastern Oregon, with increasing numbers of homeowners generating power and being credited for extra power sold back to the utility.
Evergy said it has a strong commitment to renewable energy and that solar arrays are a part of their power generation portfolios in both Kansas and Missouri.
Rooftop solar panels and home battery systems could play a significant role in balancing the nation’s electric grid, but federal regulators need to adopt policies to help make that happen, according to a clean energy group’s recent report.
The four new solar projects will produce an additional 192 MW of electricity. On average, 1 MW of solar energy can provide 190 homes with electrical power, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Federal tax incentives make those renewables less expensive for PacifiCorp’s 1.9 million customers in California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, the utility said.