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News Releases


Current IID News

Following are recent news items from IID. For additional news items through 2010, click on the archive link below. For all others, please contact IID's records management section.  

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Current News
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    IID board supports continuing international cooperation on Colorado River

    During the September 12 regularly scheduled meeting, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a series of agreements to Minute No. 323, a potential amendment to the 1944 treaty with Mexico, which would be key to continuing cooperative efforts on both sides of the border in support of the Colorado River system through 2026.


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    Solar PPA to serve eGreen program rescinded

    The IID Board directed staff to proceed with negotiations to rescind a power purchase agreement it recently approved with Regenerate Power and its development subsidiary, Titan Solar 1.

    09/12/2017 2:00 PM

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    IID urges Water Board action for Sea

    IID appeared before the State Water Resources Control Board during a public workshop seeking input on the Salton Sea Management Program and a Draft Stipulated Order. 


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    IID readies for solar eclipse

    IID looking to battery storage natural gas peaker plants to fill gaps in solar power generation during upcoming eclipse.

    08/18/2017 3:12 PM

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    IID storm repairs progressing

    IID crews have been working around the clock to restore power to the Seeley area after a Thursday afternoon summer storm knocked down more than 30 power poles that serve a major Imperial Valley transmission line.

    08/04/2017 12:09 PM

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    IID leading the way on community solar

    In what is expected to be a utility first, the IID Board of Directors approved a power purchase agreement today that will enable the district to offer solar energy to all of its low-income customers under a new community solar program.


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    IID water safety program presents summer activity grants

    IID water safety mascot Dippy Duck and the IID Board of Directors presented $16,000 in summer activity grants to Imperial Valley communities and school districts as part of the district’s water safety campaign during the board’s June 27 meeting.


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    District reaches new energy peak, encourages conservation

    Imperial Irrigation District set a new record for peak electricity demand on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The one-hour peak reached 1,076 megawatts between 4-5 p.m., eclipsing the previous record of 1060 megawatts, which last occurred in June 2016.

    06/21/2017 2:28 PM

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    IID gives you the POWER to save

    Imperial Irrigation District has kicked off its annual summer energy conservation campaign with the theme: “You have the POWER to save!”


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    IID leading the way on community solar

    In what is expected to be a utility first, the IID Board of Directors approved a proposal today that will enable the district to offer solar energy to all of its low-income customers under a new community solar program.


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    IID demonstrates battery’s emergency black start capability 

    Believed to be a first for the energy industry, Imperial Irrigation District has successfully demonstrated the emergency black start capability of its state-of-the-art battery energy storage system.


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    District declares May to be Water Safety Month

    With desert temperatures rising and the need to remind the public that the safest way to avoid drowning in canals and drains is to stay away from them, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has declared the month of May to be Water Safety Month.


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    IID Battery Storage Ranked No. 1

    The IID has been named as one of a select group of utilities that connected the most solar or the most storage to the grid in 2016, earning it a spot on the annual Top 10 utility industry lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).


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    IID reminds water customers that untreated canal water is not for human consumption

    IID wishes to remind its small acreage pipe account customers who have canal water service to their homes, that untreated canal water should not be used for drinking, cooking or for oral hygiene purposes.


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    IID, Imperial County file Salton Sea motion with State Water Board

    With less than 10 months remaining of mitigation water to the Salton Sea, the Imperial Irrigation District and Imperial County filed a motion with the State Water Resources Control Board requesting that an evidentiary hearing on the district’s 2014 Salton Sea petition be held by July 17, 2017.


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    IID’s new customer care web portal now live

    IID went live today with a new web portal for energy customers – IID Customer Connect.

    03/01/2017 2:05 PM

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    IID launches new customer care web portal, mobile app

    Imperial Irrigation District today announced the March 1 launch of IID Customer Connect, a new web portal that provides a wealth of information for energy customers at their fingertips.


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    IID Board makes $5 million in Local Entity funds available to serve broadest community benefit

    IID will be accepting funding requests through Feb. 28, 2017, in its final distribution of Local Entity mitigation funds in a disbursement strategy focused on providing the broadest level of community benefit by year-end.


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    IID vs. CAISO: District responds to Court’s favorable ruling

    District Judge Anthony Battaglia recently issued a decision that will allow the Imperial Irrigation District to proceed with its legal claim to recover millions of dollars from the California Independent System Operator for CAISO’s misuse of IID’s electric power lines.

    02/07/2017 9:27 AM

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    IID board approves income qualification changes for energy assistance programs

    The IID Board of Directors recently approved income guideline changes for its 2017 customer assistance programs.

    12/29/2016 10:58 AM

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