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John Chatburn, Idaho Governor’s Representative

Administrator

The Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources was established to help maintain Idaho's energy advantages and implement a pragmatic, common-sense approach to meeting the energy challenges of the future. The Idaho Legislature during its 2006 session passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 62, which directed the Legislative Council Interim Committee on Energy, Environment and Technology to "develop an integrated state energy plan that provides for the state's power generation needs and protects the health and safety of the citizens of Idaho and to report back to the Governor and the Legislature its findings and recommendations." The products of this effort have been the 2007 and 2012 Idaho Energy Plans that considered all of Idaho's energy systems and developed energy plan policies and identified actions to help achieve the committee's objectives of ensuring a reliable, low-cost energy supply, protecting the environment, and promoting economic growth.