Stories tagged: Avista Utilities
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
More than 100 Avista customers in Spokane Valley lose power after pickup knocks over power pole
About 115 Avista Utilities customers are without power after a truck hit a power pole in Spokane Valley this morning. A man driving a Dodge Durango crashed into a power …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Contractor mum on who approved illegal road bulldozed into South Hill bluff
The contractor who illegally bulldozed a road through the middle of forested park land on High Drive Bluff told Spokane city officials he was working for Avista Utilities but instead …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Grain elevator collapses near Edwall, knocking out power to rural area west of Spokane
A grain elevator collapsed late Wednesday morning in Edwall causing a brief power surge and warping a section of BNSF Railway track.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Avista loses bid to have 2016 rate hikes reconsidered by state regulators
Avista has lost another round in its latest attempt to raise electric and natural gas rates. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, which previously rejected the utility’s proposed increases, on …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Getting There: Avista opens electric car charging station in Rosalia
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers will get a slight break on their electric bills
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers are getting a slight break on their electric bills over the next 12 months.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Avista taking measures to prevent wildfires during electric outages
Avista Utilities is taking measures to prevent wildfires when the utility restores electricity after outages in rural areas, which could mean longer waits for customers.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Avista should ask for smaller rate increases in 2017, commission staff says
Thu., July 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Power restored in Spokane Valley
Avista Utilities reports that nearly 6,000 customers in south Spokane Valley are without power Thursday afternoon.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
Windstorm workers sport a symbol of their long days restoring power
When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6 a.m.
Avista estimates some customers won’t have power restored until mid-week
Avista Utilities still hopes to have most customers back on line by Monday, but as the work gets more time and labor intensive, CEO Scott Morris cautioned that it may …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 6:28 p.m.
Avista asks to restart conservation upgrade rebates in Idaho
Avista Utilities wants to resurrect a program that gives Idaho customers rebates for upgrading to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and other energy conservation projects.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
Natural gas rates will drop for Avista’s Washington customers
Heating bills for Avista Utilities’s Washington customers will drop this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
Outage knocks out power for 4,800 on South Hill
Nearly 5,000 people on the South Hill are without power Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
Gas leak forces evacuation of downtown Spokane buildings
A natural gas leak in downtown Spokane has prompted the evacuation of The Spokesman-Review building at Monroe and Riverside streets.
Sun., July 12, 2015, midnight
Deane Osterman: Utilities’ solar programs deliver benefits
As someone who has spent his entire career working in natural resources management, everything comes down to the relationship between energy and the environment. Increasingly, state and federal mandates, and …
Sun., April 5, 2015, midnight
Michael Senske: Energy investment will keep region attractive to business
Access to affordable energy drives many business decisions. Whether you operate an advanced manufacturing plant, a health care facility, a large office complex or a biotech company, energy represents a …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, midnight
Panel OKs’ Avista plan to hike rates
Electric and natural gas rates will increase for Avista Utilities’ Washington customers on Jan. 1. Residential electric rates are increasing by about 2.7 percent. Typical customers using 965 kilowatt hours …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, 8:20 a.m.
Post Falls boat ramp closing for season Oct. 27
The Q’emiln Park boat launch ramp on the Spokane River in Post Falls will close for the season on Oct. 27.
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014, midnight
Touch a Truck whets youngsters’ imagination
The Spokane Community College parking lot was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all. Alicia Hauff brought her 6-year-old son, …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014, 5:18 p.m.
A wonderland of trucks and a police motorcycle, too
The Spokane Community College parking lot During an annual Junior League fundraiser was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
Avista customers in Idaho likely to see natural gas rates drop
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers could see a slight decrease in natural gas rates effective Nov. 1, resulting from rate adjustments related to power costs.
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, midnight
Avista requests slight rate changes
Avista Utilities is asking for a slight decrease in electric rates and a slight increase in natural gas rates for its Washington customers, citing changing power costs. The Spokane-based utility …
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014, 8:19 p.m.
Avista proposes rate increase and decrease
Avista Utilities is asking for a slight decrease in electric rates and a slight increase in natural gas rates for its Washington customers, citing changing power costs.
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014, midnight
Avista to fix Post Falls Dam’s south channel
The 108-year-old Post Falls Dam is undergoing renovations that will allow Avista utilities to respond faster to changing flows in the Spokane River. As part of the work, the original …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, midnight
Avista wants to raise Idaho electricity rates
Avista Utilities says it spent more on electricity for Idaho customers last year than it recovered through rates. So, the utility is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise electric …
Wed., July 30, 2014, midnight
Attorney general’s office urges lower Avista electric rates
Avista Utilities should lower base rates for its Washington electric customers instead of trying to collect more money, the state attorney general’s office said this month. The office, which described …
UPDATED: Thu., July 24, 2014, 3:24 p.m.
Utilities working to restore power to area homes
More than 29,000 homes and businesses remain without power this morning in the Inland Northwest in the wake of severe thunderstorms that knocked down trees and power lines across a …
Tue., June 10, 2014, midnight
Avista replacing transformers to eliminate PCBs
Avista Corp. is spending $36 million over six years to replace thousands of electrical transformers that contain PCBs, a cancer-causing compound found in elevated levels in the Spokane River. Transformers …