Stories tagged: Avista
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Scott Morris: Avista sale is good for customers, community
Six months ago, Avista and Hydro One announced plans to combine and form one of North America’s largest regulated utilities. Since that time, as we’ve moved toward closing, our confidence …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
EWU plans major expansion into Spokane’s University District as anchor tenant of Avista’s planned 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building
Eastern Washington University plans to move three degree programs and around 1,000 students from its Cheney campus to a building along East Sprague Avenue.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Avista to unveil plans for Catalyst project in Spokane’s U-District
Avista Development will unveil plans Tuesday for its Catalyst project in Spokane’s University District, including a construction timeline, design details and prospective tenants.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Don Brockett: Proposed Avista sale raises important questions
Before the Avista sale to Hydro One, a Canadian company, is approved, several questions should be answered for us, the ratepayers, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Rate reduction for Avista’s natural gas customers takes effect
Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Federal energy regulators approve Avista sale to Hydro One
The proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement
The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Avista filing request to lower natural gas prices
If the recent cold snap has your furnace running constantly, take heart. Local residents could get a modest break on their heating bills this winter from lower natural gas prices.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
A year in review: 14 big stories of 2017
No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5 a.m.
Kalispel Tribe launches electric utility to serve Northern Quest complex in Airway Heights
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Spokane Community College cancels classes after power outage
Spokane Community College canceled classes Friday as a result of a power outage. The outage was reported about 9:30 a.m. Avista reports that 364 customers are affected by it.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane takes step to become a ‘Smart City’ research center
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Regulators Avista rate hearing set for Coeur d’Alene
Idaho state regulators will take public comments Tuesday on requested rate increases by Avista Corp.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Avista shareholders approve utility’s sale to Canadian utility Hydro One
With little fanfare, Avista Corp.’s shareholders approved the sale of the 128-year-old company to Hydro One Ltd. on Tuesday. The sale is expected to be final in August.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Avista agrees to buy power from Spokane’s trash incinerator for 5 more years
The city has been selling the extra energy produced at its Waste-to-Energy plant on the West Plains since it opened in 1991. A change in state law requiring utilities to …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Who owns Avista? Home-grown utility owned by large, institutional investors
On Nov. 21, Avista shareholders will vote on whether to approve the company’s sale to Hydro One, an Ontario utility. Most of the ballots will be cast by large, institutional …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
10 answers to pressing questions about the sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One
The proposed sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One for $5.3 billion would chart new territory for customers of the Spokane-based utility. Next week’s shareholder vote is a major milestone …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Meet Mayo Schmidt, the former Miami Dolphin who leads Hydro One, the Canadian utility that’s buying Avista
Avista Corp.’s shareholders vote next week on Hydro One’s proposed $5.3 billion purchase of the Spokane utility. Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and CEO, said the company has found the right …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Avista rate credits proposed as part of Hydro One deal
If Avista Corp. is purchased by Canadian company Hydro One, customers of the Spokane-based utility will receive rate credits worth $31 million over the next decade.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Hearing set on Avista’s 20-year electric plan; Montana coal-fired plant part of proposal
Avista’s partial ownership in a coal-fired electric plant in Eastern Montana is likely to draw testimony at a Wednesday hearing in Spokane Valley. Utility customers can weigh in on Avista’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Avista reports lower 3Q earnings, cites Hydro One merger costs
Acquisition costs related to Avista Corp.’s proposed purchase by Hydro One of Ontario led to lower third-quarter earnings for the Spokane-based utility.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Idaho regulators announce settlement in Avista rate case
Parties involved in an Avista Utilities rate case have reached a settlement that reduces the utility’s requested rate increase for electric and natural gas service for Idaho customers.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Avista should get smaller rate increase, staff for Washington regulators say
Avista Utilities should be allowed to raise customers’ rates over the next three years, but by much smaller amounts than company officials proposed, Washington regulators’s staff members said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Avista customers to get slight break on winter heating costs
Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will get a slight break on their bills beginning Nov. 1.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Avista files for rate increase settlement, awaits Idaho regulator approval
Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
The Dirt: Avista to construct vehicle maintenance building at headquarters
Avista Corp. has been issued a permit to build a $3.1 million fleet service building.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers will see slight increase in electric bills
Rates for Avista’s Idaho electric customers will increase slightly in October. The changes will increase a typical household’s bill by 2 percent.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Avista seeks to lower natural gas bills in Idaho
Avista is proposing to lower natural gas bills for Idaho customers by just over $1 per month, effective Nov. 1. Natural gas prices are adjusted each fall to take fluctuations …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Burning power pole causes wires to fall across I-90 near downtown Spokane on Monday
A power pole along Interstate 90 caught fire Monday and caused power lines to fall onto the highway near the Hamilton exit.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Documents reveal corporate suitors’ wooing of Avista Corp., ultimate sale to Hydro One
As spring ripened into summer, Avista Corp. entertained merger/purchase proposals from five prospective suitors. In recently released documents, the utility revealed the corporate courtship that led to its proposed $5.3 …