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Sun-Powered Idaho: Harnessing Renewable Energy's Potential


Powers Butte Energy Center

Powers Butte Energy Center, LLC is pleased to introduce a proposed up to 250 MW solar generation facility and up to 200 MW battery energy storage facility located partly in Canyon County and partly in Ada County, Idaho. With this project, we are exploring the potential to continue farming between the rows of solar panels in an effort to preserve the soul of the community and maximize the use of land. More information about our work deploying co-located solar and continued farming is summarized here. Our team of developers is dedicated to helping communities transition to a more sustainable future. 

The project is an economic development opportunity for both counties and a significant revenue development opportunity for the local tax jurisdictions that deliver key services to Ada and Canyon County residents.


Powers Butte will also benefit regional electricity consumers and the environment by generating clean, low-cost, renewable energy. It will provide vital backup power to increase electric grid resilience and reduce outages, as we expect this energy to serve customers of Idaho Power.

Committed to promoting sustainable living through solar energy, we believe that solar energy can transform the way we live and work. We are passionate about educating the community regarding the benefits of solar energy.

Project Location

The project is located in

both Canyon County

and Ada County, Idaho.

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Size & Acres

The project will utilize an area within the total project boundary of approximately 2,385 acres.


The project's planned interconnection point is the Bowmont Substation.

Homes Powered

45,000 is the potential number of Idaho homes powered by

this project.

Benefits of a Solar Project

A solar project provides a healthy, productive economic development opportunity for local landowners to harvest a stable cash crop—the sun. Benefits include positive impacts on the local economy through revenue to local governments and support to other local services.

In addition to being safe and compatible with agricultural and rural residential uses, solar energy facilities exist in harmony with wildlife and the environment. They make good neighbors because they operate almost silently without producing odor, byproducts, or attracting additional traffic.

In the bigger picture, solar energy projects provide an abundant, earth-friendly, sustainable power resource to help stabilize electricity costs. These amazing systems lessen carbon emissions and contribute to diversifying the nation’s electricity grid.


Project News & Events

Virtual Presentation & Q&A
Thursday, May 2, 2024
5:30-7 PM
Click here for details
Public Information Meeting
April 16, 2024
5:30-7 PM
Click here for details
To view presentation materials from the meeting, click here.
Public Information Meeting
October 26, 2023
6-8 PM
Click here for details

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