Stories tagged: Avista Corp.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Avista shareholders’ expected approval today of a merger with Hydro One of Canada is a long time coming
Hydro One may be the partner Avista has sought for more than 20 years. With its assurances of continued local control, and oversight by utility commissions, the deal may at …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill speeding up hydropower dam licensing clears U.S. House
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line
City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.
Mon., June 12, 2017
Workers wrap up restoration of illegal bluff road as legal battle continues
A crew from Land Expressions, the Mead-based firm responsible for restoring soil and plant life along a 1.3-mile stretch of an access road carved through conservation land earlier this year, …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Colder winter, higher gas rates help boost Avista 2016 earnings
A colder winter and higher natural gas rates have helped boost Avista Corp.’s earnings this year, the utility reported today.
Wed., March 16, 2016
Avista plans stormwater swale
Avista Corp. is working on plans to install a new landscaped drainage and infiltration basin on its campus along Upriver Drive and the Centennial Trail.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 4 p.m.
Roger Woodworth to head Avista Development subsidiary
Roger Woodworth is the new president of Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. In that role, he’ll be looking for ways to spur economic development in the region through …
Sun., March 22, 2015
Avista explains need for another rate increase
Wendi Dunlap lives in a house in Hillyard with an old furnace. Last winter, the social worker qualified for energy assistance to help pay her Avista bill. Many Spokane families …
Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Avista’s top executive earns $5.5 million in 2014
Avista Corp. paid its top executive about $5.5 million in total compensation last year. Scott Morris, chairman and chief executive officer of the Spokane-based utility, earned about 90 percent more …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Downtown Spokane buildings dressed up with light shows
Downtown Spokane is more colorful this Christmas, with the tall smokestacks at Steam Plant Square glowing green and red and new exterior lights on the Macy’s and Nordstrom stores. They …
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Avista reports slightly lower 3Q earnings
Avista Corp. reported slightly lower third quarter earnings of $10.5 million, or 16 cents per share today, compared to $11.4 million, or 19 cents per share, for the third quarter …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Steam Plant smokestacks lit in pink for breast cancer awareness
You might have noticed a pink glow in Spokane’s skyline Wednesday night. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane …
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, 8:56 p.m.
Steam Plant stacks turn pink
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane are being bathed in pink light throughout October to help bring attention …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 2:31 p.m.
Annual drawdown of Lake CdA to begin Tuesday
Avista Corp. will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.
Wed., May 7, 2014, 10:47 a.m.
Avista reports 14 percent earnings increase
Avista Corp. reported a 14 percent increase in earnings during the first quarter, citing higher energy sales from a colder than normal winter.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Utility sale to Avista means $40 million windfall for Alaska charity
JUNEAU, Alaska – The longtime owner of a Juneau power company plans to donate about $40 million to a community foundation there, part of the proceeds from the sale of …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Avista reports second-quarter earnings growth
Spokane-based energy utility Avista Corp. reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday of $25.7 million, or 43 cents per share, up from $18.2 million and 31 cents per share a year earlier. Company …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Avista absorbs hit as generator fails
A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Avista reports profitable quarter
Higher rates in Washington helped Avista Corp. recover from a down year and report a more profitable first quarter. Net income for the quarter was $42.3 million, or 71 cents …
Sat., March 30, 2013
CCS Foundation launches entrepreneurship campaign
Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation intends to raise $250,000 to support Spokane Community College’s Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship program and students there who hope to start businesses. The commitment comes …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Area high schools win top awards in Avista video competition
When Ferris High School students Mark Balabanov, 17, Colin Calvert, 18, and Irina Peregudova, 15, got a class assignment to make an energy preservation video for Avista, they were all …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
Avista’s earnings dip 22 percent
Warm weather, a sluggish economy and poor results at a subsidiary all contributed to Avista Corp. announcing a 22 percent decline in 2012 earnings. Avista announced early Wednesday that the …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013
Big manufacturer takes stake in ReliOn
Global manufacturer Cummins Inc. has invested in Spokane fuel cell company ReliOn, the two companies announced Thursday. Cummins is a global manufacturer of engines and trucks. The division forming the …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
Area companies post solid year collectively
The tracking index for 15 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies ended a good year with a mild dip in the fourth quarter. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index lost 3.2 …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012
Avista says work will cause power outages
Thousands of northern Spokane County Avista customers will experience power losses this week as maintenance is performed on equipment. The Bonneville Power Administration will be working on a substation serving …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
Avista proposal decried as too high
Avista Corp. is asking too much of its customers in its latest push to raise rates 6.3 percent for electricity and 6.9 percent for natural gas, the Washington Attorney General’s …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Avista CEO’s pay hits $3.5 million
Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Lower gas rates in Idaho begin today
Avista’s Idaho customers will pay less for natural gas after state regulators approved the utility’s request to lower rates beginning today. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Avista’s request to …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
Earnings: Avista Corp., utilities company
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
Avista reports lower earnings as expected
Avista Corp. reported lower third-quarter earnings of $10.7 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with $12.3 million, or 22 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2010. The …