June 27, 2017
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ICL&P is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spot-lighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities.
What is it like to be part of an electric cooperative like ICL&P?
There’s good news for the Northwest and the federal hydro system that powers it: Key members in the Congressional delegation have stepped up to declare the value of affordable, renewable hydropower to our economy and way of life. They’re as-serting their rightful authority over the eight federal dams that serve families and businesses in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
Did you receive a credit on your electric bill this month?
All the power we provide comes from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). BPA is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration based in the North-west. They serve 142 customers, including us and 53 other cooperatives, at cost. With 21 federal hydroelectric dams, BPA generates enough power for 13.5 mil-lion people. This is quite an amazing feat when you think about it – and it happens with the flip of a switch!