Lisa Grow is the CEO of Idacorp. Former NARUC President Paul Kjellander is Senior Advisor at Public Utilities Fortnightly.
Firmus. Parabilis. Tutus. These three words have summarized the goals of the electric utilities industry since anyone can remember. For those of you whose facility for Latin has faded, PUF notes herein their English translation. The three words are more commonly said in English by industry leaders, admittedly, than in Latin. Perhaps these words will seem more familiar. Reliable. Affordable. Safe.
In recent years, a fourth goal has emerged. Mundus. Or if you prefer the English version. Clean.
Based in the state with the motto, Esto Perpetua, IDACORP and Idaho Power are aggressively moving to net zero emissions of climate change gases, to meet their Mundus goal. The companies' CEO Lisa Grow explains their plans and actions herein. Though they're also maintaining their focus on the Firmus, Parabilis, and Tutus goals, becoming cleaner as they remain reliable, affordable, and safe, as Grow elaborates in this conversation with PUF's Paul Kjellander.
Which makes perfect sense in Idaho, given the state motto is, this time in English, Endure Forever.
PUF's Paul Kjellander: You're the CEO of IDACORP and Idaho Power. Talk about your move away from coal as you're in a state where there are no RPS standards, and no mandates for carbon emission reductions, yet Idaho Power has decided to be out of coal by the end of 2028.