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UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Hydro One CEO and board ousted in political shakeup

Hydro One’s chief executive officer was ousted Wednesday by Ontario’s new premier, and the utility’s entire board of directors submitted resignations.


Avista’s Idaho customers could get slight break on winter heating bills

Avista’s Idaho customers could see about $6 in monthly savings on their heating bills this winter. The utility is proposing rate decreases, effective this fall.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Avista golden share gives holder veto power over voluntary bankruptcy

A “golden share” sounds like something that belongs in a fairy tale, but it’s actually a financial term related to utility sales and mergers.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

Opponents worry about Canadian influence on Avista as regulators consider sale

Deliberations over the sale of Avista are heading into the final stretches, prompting utility customers who are opposed to speak up. Concerns about foreign ownership and future rates figure prominently …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Avista’s Idaho customers will see drop in rates from federal, state tax cuts

Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.


Skeptical crowd wants ‘Idaho first,’ questions Avista sale to Canadian utility

North Idaho residents expressed deep suspicions Thursday night about the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility partly owned by the government of Ontario.


Some Moscow customers back sale of Avista

Backers of a proposed sale of Avista Corp. to the Canadian utility Hydro One praised the deal Tuesday night for the steps it takes toward ending operations at Colstrip, a …


Montana regulators give approval to Avista sale

Montana regulators have approved the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility. Several states must give their approval to the sale.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Washington utilities must provide smart meter opt outs for residential customers

Washington’s electric and gas utilities must provide an opt out for customers who don’t want “smart meters” installed at their homes.


Avista extends energy efficiency incentives to indoor growers

Cannabis growers looking to save money can start by looking at their lighting.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Washington regulators seek answers on foreign ownership, influence of Ontario politics on Avista’s future

Questions about foreign ownership and political influence were aired Tuesday during a regulatory hearing in Olympia on Avista’s proposed sale to the Canadian utility.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 5 p.m.

Avista announces plan for $165 million smart meter rollout in Washington

Avista’s Washington customers will get smart meters over the next two years, enabling customers to track their energy use within a 24-hour period and helping the utility respond more quickly …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Washington regulators scrutinize Avista sale in Olympia hearings this week

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will hold “evidentiary hearings” this week to review how Avista would operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto.


Avista’s Idaho customers to get rate credits from tax reform

Avista’s Idaho customers could see about $7 in savings on their utility bills from federal tax reform. The utility has asked Idaho regulators to approve decreases in electric and natural …


Idaho hearings scheduled on Avista’s sale to Hydro One

Idaho regulators will hold hearings in June on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Avista needs more detail on Colstrip, carbon costs in its energy plan, regulators say

Avista Corp. and Washington’s other investor-owned utilities should reconsider their reliance on coal-fired electricity, state regulators say.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Avista reports earnings drop in first quarter

Avista Corp. reported a drop in first-quarter earnings Wednesday, with income of $54.9 million or 83 cents per share.


East Sprague restaurant Vien Dong prepares new home

Vien Dong, a well-known Vietnamese restaurant that has long been located on East Sprague Avenue, closed its doors this month and is moving to a new location.


Avista building corporate plane hangar at Spokane International Airport

Avista is building a $1.6 million private corporate hangar at the Spokane International Airport, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Avista’s three-year rate plan denied by Washington regulators; small electric increase approved

Washington regulators shot down Avista’s request for three years of rate increases on Thursday. Instead, they approved a 2.7 percent increase in residential electric rates starting May 1. Natural gas …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Washington regulators hear from skeptical crowd at hearing on Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

Avista customers told the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Monday they’re happy with their local electric and natural gas utility, and see little benefit from the company’s $5.3 billion …


Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One subject of Monday hearing in Spokane Valley

A public hearing on Avista Corp.’s $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. takes place Monday afternoon in the Spokane Valley City Council chambers.


Avista, Hydro One file proposed post-sale settlement with Idaho regulators

Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have filed paperwork with Idaho regulators outlining how Avista would operate after its sale to the Canadian utility.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Public workshop set to discuss Avista sale

A public workshop on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One of Tornoto takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. Fifth St.


81,000 solar panels: Washington’s largest solar farm planned near Lind

A North Carolina company will build Washington’s largest solar farm near Lind. The 28 megawatt project will provide some of Avista’s large business customers with renewable energy.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Avista sale to Hydro One passes antitrust test

Avista Corp. has cleared another hurdle in the company’s pending $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Avista CEO’s compensation dropped in 2017

Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and CEO, earned about $4.2 million in total compensation last year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Washington regulators receive proposed terms for Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

The sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, when the parties outlined conditions in a proposed agreement with Washington regulators.


Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

South Hill bluff conservation group to push purchase of bulldozed land

The group Friends of the Bluff, one of many organizations blindsided by the construction of a road the city deemed illegal last spring, has hopes that a central portion of …