Stories tagged: Avista
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 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has scheduled an Oct. 23 technical hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Avista CEO notes 2Q earnings ‘above expectations,’ outlines utility’s commitment to gain Hydro One sale approval
Avista Corp.’s earnings during the second quarter exceeded expectations, said Chairman and CEO Scott Morris, who also reiterated the Spokane-based utility’s commitment to gain regulatory approval of its proposed sale …
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Avista is asking Idaho regulators for two rate adjustments that, if approved, would result in a slight net reduction in electric rates.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Washington regulators have extended a deadline to Dec. 14 for deciding whether Avista’s sale to Hydro One Ltd. would benefit customers.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
A technical hearing by Idaho regulators on the proposed merger of Avista and Hydro One has been postponed.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Hydro One’s chief executive officer was ousted Wednesday by Ontario’s new premier, and the utility’s entire board of directors submitted resignations.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …