Stories tagged: Avista
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
High winds buffet Pacific Northwest, throwing thousands into the dark
Gusting winds buffeting the Pacific Northwest have led to one death in Oregon and downed trees and power lines from the Oregon Coast to Moscow, Idaho Friday afternoon.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: Washington Trust Bank will build a new Manito branch
Washington Trust Bank will build a new Manito branch along Grand Boulevard on land scheduled this spring to be cleared of older structures. A restaurant also is planned on the …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: Avista profits can buy lots of Reddy Kilowatt accessories
Hello and welcome to another installment of Ask Avista, the only forum that lets Spokane area ratepayers get straight answers regarding their power company concerns. OK. So let’s get energized.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Avista seeks proposals for a second solar energy project
Avista Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Avista CEO Scott Morris earns $4.5 million in 2016
Avista Corp. paid its top executive about $4.5 million in total compensation last year.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Big Avista project across the railroad tracks from WSU Spokane would spur change in maligned neighborhood
Plans are emerging for a major redevelopment project across the railroad tracks from the WSU Spokane campus.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Avista reports 11 percent increase in profits for 2016
Avista Corp.’s profits rose 11 percent in 2016, the company reported Wednesday. The Spokane-based utility is projecting lower earnings for 2017 as a result of having its request for higher …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Then and Now: Upper Falls Power Plant
David Lynde Huntington, born in 1870, arrived in Spokane to take an engineering job with W.W.P. in 1894. Within two years, he was managing the day-to-day operations as well as …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Avista’s board votes to increase quarterly dividend on shares of common stock
Avista Corp.’s board of directors has voted to raise the company’s quarterly dividend to 35.75 cents on shares of common stock, officials announced Friday. The 4.4 percent increase means that …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Doug Clark: Mac McCormick a solar true believer with an $8-a-month power bill
Mac McCormick, 72, is a true believer in his family, in paying cash, and in solar energy.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Avista spent $10 million on Idaho energy efficiency programs
Avista Utilities spent nearly $10 million on energy efficiency programs in Idaho during 2014 and 2015, spending that reduced overall demand for electricity and ultimately saved customers money by delaying …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Idaho approves Avista electricity rate hike
Idaho customers of Avista Utilities will pay more for electricity in 2017. For a typical household, electric bills will increase 3.1 percent to an average of $87.15 per month.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Avista’s ‘swipe charge’ on debit and credit card payments will end in March
Avista Utilities plans to eliminate a $3.50 transaction charge on debit and credit card payments, but the fee will continue until the end of March.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Avista ready to appeal rejection of higher rates for electricity and natural gas
Avista Utilities will ask state regulators to reconsider last week’s decision to deny the company’s request for higher rates in 2017, and will take its appeal to court, if necessary, …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Avista denied Washington rate hike for 2017
Avista customers won’t pay more for electricity or natural gas in 2017. The Washington Utilities Commission rejected the Spokane-based utility’s request for higher rates, saying the company failed to show …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Front and Center: Avista’s Mike Broemeling is the company’s point man for customer service
Mike Broemeling has had one job title at Avista: director of customer and shared services. The biggest part of that involves overseeing the utility’s call center, or “contact center,” which …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
Dam relicensing should reflect ‘early action’
The Northwest is blessed with a hydropower system that is efficient, clean and the envy of the rest of the nation. But it could be an even bigger asset if …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Avista looks to cover windstorm costs with higher rates in 2017
Avista customers could start absorbing the cost of last year’s windstorm in their rates this winter. The utility is requesting $2 million annually for repairs from the 2015 storm.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Christmas lights strung near Sacred Heart will bring cheer to child patients
Cowley Park, a tranquil space of trees and grass amid towering hospital buildings, will be illuminated to bring cheer to children spending their Christmas season at Providence Sacred Heart Medical …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers will get slight break on their winter heating bills
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will get a slight break on their heating bills this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Avista’s Eastern Washington customers will get break on their winter heating bills, pay more for electricity
Lower wholesale prices for natural gas will give Avista Utilities customers a break on their heating bills this winter. However, Eastern Washington customers will also see a modest increase in …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Avista agrees to lower electric rate hike for Idaho customers
Avista Utilities would accept an Idaho electric hike that is nearly 60 percent lower than its initial request in May under a settlement announced Monday.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Big companies push NW utilities to produce clean sources for electricity
Demand for carbon-free energy is starting to influence how electricity is produced in Washington state.
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.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 6:22 p.m.
Natural gas utilities move against new state clean air law
Several large natural gas utilities in Washington state are taking legal action against the state Department of Ecology over its recently created clean air rule that seeks to combat climate …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Avista seeking decrease in natural gas rates in Idaho
Avista Utilities has proposed a 7.8 percent reduction in natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Spokane couple prepares for disaster; county says others should follow their lead
Spokane couple takes emergency preparedness to heart
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 5 a.m.
Nine Mile upgrade part of Avista’s plan to keep dams humming
Avista just spent $77 million on new generating units for Nine Mile Dam. Big capital projects are driving the utility’s request for higher rates next year, Avista officials said.