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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Idaho regulators announce settlement in Avista rate case

Parties involved in an Avista Utilities rate case have reached a settlement that reduces the utility’s requested rate increase for electric and natural gas service for Idaho customers.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Avista should get smaller rate increase, staff for Washington regulators say

Avista Utilities should be allowed to raise customers’ rates over the next three years, but by much smaller amounts than company officials proposed, Washington regulators’s staff members said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

Avista customers to get slight break on winter heating costs

Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will get a slight break on their bills beginning Nov. 1.


Avista files for rate increase settlement, awaits Idaho regulator approval

Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.


The Dirt: Avista to construct vehicle maintenance building at headquarters

Avista Corp. has been issued a permit to build a $3.1 million fleet service building.


Avista’s Idaho customers will see slight increase in electric bills

Rates for Avista’s Idaho electric customers will increase slightly in October. The changes will increase a typical household’s bill by 2 percent.


Avista seeks to lower natural gas bills in Idaho

Avista is proposing to lower natural gas bills for Idaho customers by just over $1 per month, effective Nov. 1. Natural gas prices are adjusted each fall to take fluctuations …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Burning power pole causes wires to fall across I-90 near downtown Spokane on Monday

A power pole along Interstate 90 caught fire Monday and caused power lines to fall onto the highway near the Hamilton exit.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Documents reveal corporate suitors’ wooing of Avista Corp., ultimate sale to Hydro One

As spring ripened into summer, Avista Corp. entertained merger/purchase proposals from five prospective suitors. In recently released documents, the utility revealed the corporate courtship that led to its proposed $5.3 …


Crane used to remove rock and garbage from Monroe Street Dam on Spokane River

Workers moved a large crane to the banks of the Spokane River near the Monroe Street Dam to move gravel and cobble that has clogged the dam’s intake structure.


Avista CEO Morris, wife pledge $3 million to foundations

The Avista Foundation announced Wednesday it will receive its first individual endowment, courtesy of Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris and his wife, Liz.


Avista requests natural gas rate increase in Idaho

Avista is asking Idaho regulators to approve a slight increase in natural gas rates, effective Nov. 1.


Avista asks state regulators rate adjustments

Avista is asking Washington regulators for several rate adjustments that, if approved, would raise electric rates slightly and decrease natural gas rates.


Public speaks up as Avista considers raising rates

Avista’s top five executives made in excess of $10.5 million in 2016, and the company reported net income of $83.9 million in the first half of 2017.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

1,400 Avista customers lose power in northwest Spokane

Avista Utilities has restored power to about 1,400 customers that lost electricity Tuesday morning in northwest Spokane due a burned power pole.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene workshop scheduled on proposed Avista rate increase

Avista’s Idaho customers will have a chance to weigh in on proposed rate increases during an Aug. 31 workshop in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Salvation Army hands out thousands of back-to-school kits for its eighth year

For its eighth year, the Salvation Army has distributed backpacks and school supplies to Spokane families in need.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Regulators say ‘no’ to Avista’s request for higher electric rates in Washington

State regulators have turned down Avista Corp.’s request to collect $15 million in additional electric revenue from Washington customers.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Burden of decision: A native son climbs to Avista’s top job, then arranges the sale of the company

Avista’s sale is a weighty decision, CEO Scott Morris said in a recent interview, but one he thinks history will look favorably on.


Matt Nykiel: Do Avista customers face Colstrip risk?

Avista owes it to its customers to recognize the reality of the Western energy markets and start a real conversation about how to transition off coal and to cheaper, cleaner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Avista. Telect. Now Red Lion. What gives?

The loss of a home-grown business can always be a shock, but the true effects can vary.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Avista reports lower 2Q income; will reveal details of Hydro One deal in September

Avista Corp. will reveal more details next month about how the utility’s proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One came about.


Avista credits would buffer request for Idaho surcharge

A couple of credits will help buffer Avista’s request for a surcharge on electric bills for Idaho customers.


Avista’s ownership in a Montana coal plant is under scrutiny in Ontario, which has banned coal-fired electricity

With Avista Corp. poised to be acquired by Hydro One of Ontario in a $5.3 billion sale next year, the Spokane-based utility’s partial ownership in a Montana coal plant has …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Avista asks for $4 surcharge on Idaho customers’ bills to address drop in sales from mild weather in 2016

Avista Utilities wants to add a $4 monthly surcharge to its Idaho customers bills, saying the mild winter of 2016 reduced the company’s power sales and revenues.


Editorial: Before Avista pulls up its roots, regulators and customers will have a say

Remember the Washington Water Power Co.? It’s still here, but as Avista after a 1999 rebranding that confused and irked a community that had grown up side-by-side with its utility …


Doug Clark: A friendly hello from your new Canadian overlords

Greetings, Yankee ratepayers! Welcome to our first installment of Ask Hydro One, formerly known as Ask Avista.


Avista deal largely defined by 2008 Puget Sound decision

Avista’s rates, charitable contributions and low-income assistance won’t change – at least not right away


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Sale of Avista would require ‘net benefits’ to ratepayers, Washington regulators say

Things to know about the proposed Avista sale: Scott Morris’ stock is worth about $10 million under this deal. Avista’s sales price has caused a stir in Canada, where Hydro …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Avista sale latest in trend of Canadian utility acquisitions

Large Canadian power companies have been snapping up smaller American ones for several years, paying tens of billions of dollars to expand their geographic footprint in a country that offers …