POCATELLO, Idaho-- The Idaho Public Utilities Commission says a struggling southeastern Idaho solar-industry manufacturer has paid its November bill of $1.9 million to Idaho Power Co. and has until Jan. 26 to pay interest on the bill along with December's bill.

The agency tells KIFI-TV that Honolulu-based polysilicon maker Hoku Corp. on Friday told Commercial Bank of China to wire $1.9 million to the utility.

Idaho Power last month told Hoku Corp. that its power could be shut off if the November bill wasn't paid.

Hoku Corp. on Monday filed a complaint with the commission accusing Idaho Power Co. of overcharging on its electric bills.

Hoku has warned that losing power in the middle of a freezing winter could jeopardize just-completed facilities at its new $390 million Pocatello plant.

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