Stories tagged: Avista
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Avista seeking rate changes for Washington customers, effective Nov. 1
Avista’s Washington customers could see changes in their gas and electric bills starting Nov. 1, based partly on fluctuations in wholesale power costs.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers could get break on natural gas bills
Avista’s Idaho customers could get a break on their natural gas bills, beginning Nov. 1.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Avista taking measures to prevent wildfires during electric outages
Avista Utilities is taking measures to prevent wildfires when the utility restores electricity after outages in rural areas, which could mean longer waits for customers.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Avista should ask for smaller rate increases in 2017, commission staff says
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
Pole fire affects over 12,000 North Spokane residents
A pole fire caused by changing weather conditions resulted in many residents in North Spokane going without power for about two to three hours Sunday evening.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Avista seeks slight decrease in Idaho electric rates
Idaho customers of Avista Utilities could get a slight break on their electric bills, beginning Oct. 1.
Tue., July 26, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: At picnic, electric company employees highlight safety logo in KKK costumes
From our archives, 100 years ago It took 44 special streetcars, packed to the gills, to transport all of the revelers to Washington Water Power’s annual picnic in Natatorium Park.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Drawdown planned for reservoir behind Little Falls Dam
The reservoir behind Little Falls Dam on the Spokane River could drop as much as 6 feet beginning Sunday.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Starbucks executive to serve on Avista’s board
A Starbucks executive and Gonzaga University graduate will serve on Avista Corp.’s board of directors. Scott H. Maw, 48, is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starbucks …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Reservoir levels will fluctuate during turbine tests for Nine Mile Dam
Water levels in the reservoir behind Nine Mile Dam on the Spokane River will flucuate when Avista Utilities starts testing new turbines for the dam’s generator.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Remaking Mobius: Science center gets ready to open in its new home
Mobius Science Center opens at new location with special exhibit “Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion.”
Wed., June 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Avista gets award for restoration work after windstorm
Avista Corp. has been recognized by its industry peers for its work to restore power to customers after November’s windstorm.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Part of Huntington Park closed due to groundwater
The lower half of Huntington Park was closed Monday as Avista Corp. began investigating an increase in the amount of groundwater surfacing within the public areas of the park adjacent …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Avista seeks Idaho electric rate increase
Avista Utilities wants to raise electric rates for Idaho customers, citing ongoing costs for upgrades to its system.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Montana’s Colstrip power plant needs new operator by May 2018
Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Avista plans advanced metering roll-out in 2017
Avista Corp. will begin rolling out advanced metering to its Washington customers next year, which will help the Spokane-based utility to better track outages and allow customers to see their …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Cool winter boosts Avista’s earnings
A cooler winter helped boost Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings, company officials said Wednesday.
Sat., April 30, 2016
Trout may change game for anglers at Lake Spokane
While traditional lowland trout lakes are in the spotlight this week following the season opener on Saturday, the Spokane River reservoir behind Long Lake Dam also is the region’s newest …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Avista’s electric rates too high, AG says
Avista Utilities’ latest rate case is being challenged by the Washington Attorney General’s Office, which says electric customers are paying too much and the utility’s shareholders are reaping “a windfall.”
Fri., March 4, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Avista could end $3.50 fee for paying bill using plastic
Avista Utilities is proposing to eliminate a $3.50 transaction charge on debit and credit card payments, which cumulatively cost residential customers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Avista CEO’s pay fell in 2015
Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and chief executive, earned $3.6 million in total compensation last year.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Windstorm damages add up for Avista
Last November’s gale-force windstorm did nearly $23 million in damage to Avista’s electric distribution system.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Avista seeking rate hikes for Washington customers in 2017 and 2018
Avista is asking for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for its Washington customers beginning in 2017, citing rising capital costs, which include a portion of the repairs …
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5 a.m.
Avista wants to install 265 electric vehicle charging stations in Eastern Washington
Avista has asked state regulators to approve a two-year pilot program that would greatly expand the use of electric vehicles in Eastern Washington, installing 265 charging stations in homes, workplaces …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
Doug Clark: New Buick looks slick, but its name’s a clunker in the Inland Northwest
Doug doesn’t know if he’d be able to buy Buick’s new prototype car, the Avista, if it ever goes into production.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Washington state working on new rules for major polluters
Washington’s largest polluters would have to start cutting their carbon emissions by 2017, but those who can’t meet the goals could buy “credits” from those who do better than required, …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:27 a.m.
Power outages, road issues plague some in Inland Northwest on Christmas
Thousands of customers remain without power Friday morning as utilities work through the holiday to restore electricity in areas with heavy snow on lines. State Route 206 to Mount Spokane …
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
Avista raising gas, power rates in Idaho
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will pay more for natural gas and electricity, effective Jan. 1.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 1:39 p.m.
Power restored to about 2,200 Avista customers
About 2,200 Avista Utilities customers are without power this afternoon in southeast Spokane.