Stories tagged: Avista
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
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 …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
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.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
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.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
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.
Sat., July 29, 2017
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.
Sun., July 23, 2017
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
Sun., July 23, 2017
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 …
Sun., July 23, 2017
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.
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 …
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: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Local leaders offer optimism following Avista’s announced sale to Hydro One
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Avista selling to Canadian firm Hydro One for $5.3 billion
Avista is being sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company called Hydro One, the companies announced Wednesday.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Portion of South Hill bluff trails to be closed during Avista powerline reconstruction
Portions of Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails will be temporarily closed this month as well as this fall during two Avista projects related to rebuilding the 70-year-old transmission line that …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Avista files request for two-year rate hike in North Idaho
Avista Utilities wants to raise rates for Idaho customers over the next two years. If approved by state regulators, household electric bills would rise by about $11 per month over …