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Center for Advanced Energy Dec. 3 Codebreaker Seminar features GM of Idaho Falls Power

The general manager of Idaho Falls Power will present at the CAES Codebreaker seminar on December 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Event posterBear Prairie has served as GM of the state’s largest municipal utility since 2018. His presentation will focus on the potential role of nuclear energy in the nation’s energy landscape, where traditional baseload power sources are struggling to compete with renewables such as wind and solar. The intermittency of renewables, combined with the recent decline in generation from traditional power sources such as coal-fired plants, has prompted utilities like Idaho Falls Power to re-think the economics and generation profiles of their power-supply resources. Does this create an opportunity for nuclear to increase its share of the nation’s energy portfolio? Prairie will address that question and more during his presentation. 


Before becoming GM, Prairie was Idaho Falls Power’s assistant general manager for eight years, and he boasts more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. As GM, Prairie performs a variety of duties, including oversight of an annual budget of $60M-plus and the operation of four hydroelectric dams, 450 miles of distribution lines serving more than 29,000 customers, and a fiber optic communication business, Idaho Falls Fiber. 

Prairie’s presentation will be streamed live via BlueJeans:

Meeting URL: https://bluejeans.com/652777877?src=join_info

Dial in: 408-317-9253 or 408-317-9254

Meeting ID: 652 777 877