Departments

Electric

 

121 S 50 W Rupert, Idaho
208-434-2738

Monday - Friday
6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Electric Superintendent
James Bowers
 

Electricity makes many things possible in our lives, but it must be respected and not taken for granted.  The safety of our employees is a top priority for the City of Rupert. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to electrical safety please contact the Electric Department office at 208-434-2738.

Solar Energy in City Limits

Electrical efficiency is always a good thing, however there are dangers associated with some of those efficiencies. Please be aware that if you are installing solar energy panels on at your home, you need to be in contact with the Electric Department beforehand. Solar panels can cause safety issues for linemen when repairing lines or restoring power during outages if they are not aware of their location beforehand. 

Tree Trimming Around Power Lines

Never trim trees around electrical lines! If you see tree branches growing around power lines, please contact the Electric Department to have the lines safely moved for trimming. 

 


Current Rates:

Residential
Monthly Flat Rate: $17.00
Consumption Charge: $0.06741000 per KWH

Commercial
Monthly Flat Rate: $24.00
Consumption Charge: $0.07121000 per KWH

 

Commercial Three Phase
Monthly Flat Rate: $27.00
Consumption Charge: $0.04681000 per KWH
 

 

Industrial 
Monthly Flat Rate: $27.00
Consumption Charge: $0.04751000 per KWH
 


  • Seasonal Electrical Safety Tips 
  • Look up and around - always be aware of the location of power lines when you are working outside
  • Be especially careful when working near power lines attached to your home 
  • Keep equipment and yourself at least 10 feet from lines
  • Never trim trees near power lines. 
  • Never climb or attach anything to a power pole
  • If your project includes digging, always contact DigLine first at 811 or 800-342-1585
  • Electricity and water do not mix! If it is raining or the ground is wet, avoid using electrical yard tools
  • Protect outdoor electrical outlets with weatherproof covers and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's)
  • Indoor outlets near water sources should also have GFCI's
  • Stay away from power lines; Always assume a line is live and dangerous
  • Never climb trees near a power line
  • Never touch outdoor wires with any part of your body or other objects
  • Fly kites and model airplanes in large open areas like a park or field, safely away from trees and overhead lines
  • Never go into an electric substation for any reason! Electric substations contain high-voltage equipment that can kill you