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RNP Press Release
May 29, 2003

Kinko's Partners With Idaho Power Company to Expand Green Power Purchases

Five Kinko's Locations in Idaho Now Buy Renewable Energy

Pocatello, ID -- Kinko's, Inc. and Idaho Power Company today announced that three Kinko's® locations served by Idaho Power have switched to renewable energy. This "green power" deal enables Kinko's Boise and Pocatello branches to purchase a portion of their electricity from renewable resources.

 
The new agreement is expected to result in Kinko's purchasing more than 185,000-kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy each year. The reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from this purchase is equivalent to taking three vehicles off the road.
 
"Reducing our impact on the environment is one of Kinko's core values, and our expanded relationship with Idaho Power Company helps us fulfill this goal," stated Glenda Bradshaw, district manager for Kinko's. "Our ongoing commitment to using renewable energy, which began in 1999, not only delivers sustainability to the environment, but also helps us meet the high standards of our customers."
 
"Our green power partnership with Kinko's reflects an important responsibility and commitment we have to the environment," said Theresa Drake, Idaho Power's Green Power Program manager. "We are proud to support Kinko's environmentally-conscious team through the Green Power Program and are also proud to provide renewable energy opportunities to all Idaho Power customers."
 
Kinko's first began purchasing green power in Idaho at the company's Coeur d'Alene and Moscow locations in 2002. Nationwide, Kinko's purchases renewable energy at more than 210 branches in 13 states for an estimated 13.9 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.
 
Kinko's and the Environment
Kinko's history includes a long-standing dedication to protecting the environment. Recent developments include Kinko's Global Commitment, which sets standards for incorporating sustainable business practices that generate economic, social and environmental value today and for future generations. Initiatives include continuous improvement in energy conservation, buying renewable energy, using and promoting the sale of recycled products and minimizing and recycling waste -- including the expansion of non-resource- intensive product offerings such as Kinko's DocStore and Kinko's Document Scanning Services.
 
About Kinko's
Kinko's is the world's leading provider of document solutions and business services. Its global network of more than 20,000 team members and 1,100 digitally connected locations offers access to technology for color printing, finishing and presentation services, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, facilities management, Web-based printing, and document management solutions. Dallas-based Kinko's is a privately held corporation with locations in nine countries. For more information, please visit www.kinkos.com . Products, services and hours vary by location.
 
About Idaho Power Company
Idaho Power is an investor-owned utility that provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in southeastern Idaho and eastern Oregon. A subsidiary of IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA - News), the company maintains and operates 17 hydroelectric projects on the Snake River or its tributaries. Idaho Power began offering its Green Power Program to its Idaho customers in 2001. The Oregon Public Utility Commission authorized the company to offer Green Power to its Oregon customers this year.
 
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For more information contact:
Rachel Shimshak, Director
Renewable Northwest Project
503-223-4544
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