Stories tagged: Avista
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.
Fri., June 15, 2018
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.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
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 …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
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’s electric and gas utilities must provide an opt out for customers who don’t want “smart meters” installed at their homes.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
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’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.
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.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:38 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 9, 2018
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 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 Corp. reported a drop in first-quarter earnings Wednesday, with income of $54.9 million or 83 cents per share.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 9 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Sun., April 22, 2018, 7 a.m.
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.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have filed paperwork with Idaho regulators outlining how Avista would operate after its sale to the Canadian utility.