Stories tagged: Avista Utilities
SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 2010
Largest in U.S., Pacific Northwest smart grid gets funding
RICHLAND, Wash. – The check has arrived to pay for the main work phase on the largest and most comprehensive project in the nation to demonstrate how the electric grid …
SUNDAY, AUG. 15, 2010
Tests will temporarily dry up river channel
Beginning tonight at sunset, water flows in the north channel of the Spokane River downtown will be stopped as Avista tests an “aesthetic flows program” and works to remove rock …
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010, 3:19 P.M.
Avista rates could increase in Idaho by Oct. 1
Avista’s Idaho customers could see a 6.6 percent hike in their electric bills by Oct. 1, along with a corresponding 1.9 percent hike in natural gas rates.
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
Avista plans summer dam work
Avista Utilities will begin work today on several dam projects along the Spokane River in the downtown Spokane area. The highly visible work will involve a crane near the Monroe …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
Border agents find pot, arrest driver
A Canadian truck driver was arrested at an Avista Utilities power plant in Ferry County with 300 pounds of marijuana on Friday.
MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010, 1 P.M.
Power restored in Deer Park area
Electricity has been restored to the 3,200 Avista customers in the Deer Park area who were without power for about two hours this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
Animal may have triggered outages
Nearly 6,000 Avista Utilities customers were without power Tuesday morning when fuses blew at a substation near Francis Avenue and Cedar Street on Spokane’s North Side.
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010, 8 A.M.
Blown fuse left nearly 6,000 without power early today
Nearly 6,000 Avista Utilities customers were without power this morning when fuses blew at a substation near Francis Avenue and Cedar Street on the North Side of Spokane.
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
Avista wants to expand program
Avista Utilities is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to allow an increase in the size of customer-owned power generation projects that qualify for the company’s net metering program. Avista …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
Kootenai Electric lines hit by Avista crews
An Avista Utilities crew working near a construction site in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday dug into a Kootenai Electric Cooperative power line, causing a brief outage.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
Utility chooses a wireless network
Spokane-based Avista Utilities will install Tropos Networks’ wireless network as one of the key parts of its “smart grid” system, the company announced Tuesday. Tropos, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., will …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010, 10:26 A.M.
Avista CEO earns $3 million in compensation
Avista Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported today.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010, 8 A.M.
Power restored after fiery car crash
Power has been restored to most of the 1,700 customers in the Indian Trail area of Spokane early today after a vehicle crashed down an embankment and struck a power …
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
Idaho to study Avista request for six months
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will spend six months reviewing Avista Utilities’ request for more money to pay for natural gas energy efficiency programs, officials announced Friday. The utility wants …
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
Ball club switches to green power
The Spokane Indians will take the field under green lights this season. All electricity used at their home field, Avista Stadium, will be generated by renewable energy sources such as …
SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010
Consolidated Edison, the utility that wired Manhattan Island, has a problem. The solution may be in Spokane. ConEd built all its cable and associated infrastructure into tunnels now too cramped …
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2009, 7:36 A.M.
Power restored on Rathdrum Prairie
Electrical power was knocked out to about 3,900 customers of Avista Utilities this morning in the Rathdrum Prairie area, but was restored about 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009
Avista fights labor ruling
Whether Avista Utilities crew dispatchers qualify as supervisors will be decided by the National Labor Relations Board, once that labor-regulating body fills vacancies on its panel. A Seattle NLRB regional …
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2009
Some of the chill coming out of Avista bills
A steady decline in natural-gas prices will mean lower energy bills for Avista Utilities customers in Washington and Idaho. Effective Sunday, Washington residential and small-business customers will see natural gas …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009, 6 P.M.
Avista earns $8.1 million for quarter
Avista Corp. Wednesday reported improved third-quarter earnings despite sharply lower revenues.
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009, 4:21 P.M.
Power restored in Coeur d’Alene
Power was restored about 4 p.m. for 2,500 electrical customers northwest of Coeur d’Alene who were without power for about two hours, according to Avista Utilities.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009, 11:16 A.M.
Power restored in downtown, North Side
Power was restored about 11:10 a.m. after a 30-minute outage darkened parts of downtown and the North Side about 10:45 a.m. today.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009, 7:39 A.M.
Electricity restored in north Spokane
About 1,400 homes in north Spokane were without power for about an hour this morning, according to Avista Utilities.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6, 2009, 10:46 P.M.
Wind knocks out power for 4,000
High wind knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes tonight as a storm moved through the Inland Northwest.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 2009
Talks slash Avista hike requests
A partial settlement announced Friday will cut by almost half a proposed Avista Utilities electricity rate increase in Washington, and slice a natural gas increase by almost 40 percent. The …
TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2009
Agencies object to Avista hikes
Two Washington state agencies on Monday filed strong objections to a requested 18.5 percent electricity rate hike by Spokane’s Avista Utilities. The staffs of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission …
MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2009, 6:20 P.M.
Agencies object to Avista’s proposed rate hikes
Two Washington state agencies on Monday filed strong objections to a requested 18.5 percent electricity rate hike by Spokane’s Avista Utilities.
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009, 11:01 A.M.
Broken transmission tower causes outage
A broken electrical transmission tower was blamed for a loss of power this morning to 6,600 Avista Utilities customers in north central Spokane.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
Panel trims Avista request
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending that Avista Utilities take a smaller rate increase than the Spokane company is requesting. Avista is asking for an average net increase …
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009, 4:02 P.M.
Avista customers will see rate reduction
State regulators have approved a rate decrease for Avista Utilities’ natural gas customers, taking effect June 1.