Stories tagged: Avista
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire would sit on Avista Corp.’s board of directors if the company is sold to a Canadian utility.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Avista Corp. reported higher-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and for the first nine months of the year.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Avista isn’t taking sides on Initiative 1631 carbon fee because “climate change is a complicated policy issue.” If I remember correctly, that was my go-to excuse for not doing my …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Avista CEO Scott Morris discusses the utility’s proposed sale, his role and what it means to his hometown
Spokesman-Review Editor Rob Curley recently spoke with Avista CEO Scott Morris for a podcast that touched on several aspects of the company’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., including what …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One
Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Avista Corp. gives a lot of money to local candidates. If it leans in any political direction, it is toward incumbency – toward those already in power. But Avista’s recent …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Inland Northwest residents who heat their homes with natural gas will get a break on their winter heating bills.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
Proposed Avista sale to Hydro One prompts tough questions from regulators after Canadian utility’s management shakeup.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Washington regulators have scheduled a Tuesday hearing on Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Avista’s natural gas customers in Eastern Washington and North Idaho aren’t affected by Tuesday’s pipeline explosion in British Columbia at this time, company officials said.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. – and supplier to the Colstrip power-generating station in Montana – filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Two lanes of Monroe Street in downtown Spokane will be closed for almost two months while Avista works on its 100-year-old electrical system below the street.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Avista has lowered electric rates for Idaho customers by 5.5 percent. Residential customers will see an average decrease of $4.85 per month.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Avista sale includes protections against Canadian government influence and rate hikes, consultant says
Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd. has safeguards to protect local customers from Canadian government interference and rate hikes if Toronto-based utility runs into future financial troubles, says …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Thirteen of Avista’s top executives will receive about $18 million in immediate payouts if the Spokane-based utility is sold to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
Avista Corp. is extending the deadline to complete its $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. until March 29, although both companies expect the sale to close in late December.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Idaho regulators said they may not be ready to make a decision by mid-December on whether or not to approve the $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Rob Chase doesn’t want Avista Corp. to sell to a Canadian utility, and the Spokane County commissioner candidate says he’s deploying a little-known part of federal laws to try to …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Huntington Park in downtown Spokane will be closed Monday while a crane is assembled on site, according to Avista officials.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Avista Corp. is asking regulators for permission to decrease natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1. If approved, a typical household was save about 34 cents on a …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7 a.m.
Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence
Starting in mid-September, work will begin on the $2 million “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” on the Spokane Reservation. Solar panels will generate energy for 14 tribal buildings, including …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Avista’s Washington customers could see about $10 in savings each month on their combined electric and natural gas bills under a proposed rate reduction.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Hydro One Ltd. has installed a new board of directors in the aftermath of a political shake-up that jolted the utility’s efforts to acquire Avista Corp. The Canadian utility wants …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
The United States and Canada enjoy a largely free interchange of goods, capital and people between the two countries due to decades of cooperation and trust. Let’s work to keep …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Avista Corp.’s 2016 rates for electricity and natural gas may need to be recalculated, following a successful court challenge.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
The Business of Cool: How local businesses, organizations help Spokane cope when temperatures crack 100
On hot days like these, the city adjusts. Residents spend less time outside, retreating to shade and air conditioning to keep from overheating. But for the folks who ensure the …