Stories tagged: Avista
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 announces plan for $165 million smart meter rollout in Washington
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.
Washington regulators scrutinize Avista sale in Olympia hearings this week
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 to get rate credits from tax reform
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 hearings scheduled on Avista’s sale to Hydro One
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 needs more detail on Colstrip, carbon costs in its energy plan, regulators say
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 reports earnings drop in first quarter
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.
East Sprague restaurant Vien Dong prepares new home
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 building corporate plane hangar at Spokane International Airport
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.
Avista’s three-year rate plan denied by Washington regulators; small electric increase approved
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.
Washington regulators hear from skeptical crowd at hearing on Avista’s sale to Canadian utility
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.
Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One subject of Monday hearing in Spokane Valley
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, Hydro One file proposed post-sale settlement with Idaho regulators
Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have filed paperwork with Idaho regulators outlining how Avista would operate after its sale to the Canadian utility.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
Public workshop set to discuss Avista sale
A public workshop on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One of Tornoto takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. Fifth St.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
81,000 solar panels: Washington’s largest solar farm planned near Lind
A North Carolina company will build Washington’s largest solar farm near Lind. The 28 megawatt project will provide some of Avista’s large business customers with renewable energy.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Avista sale to Hydro One passes antitrust test
Avista Corp. has cleared another hurdle in the company’s pending $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Avista CEO’s compensation dropped in 2017
Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and CEO, earned about $4.2 million in total compensation last year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Washington regulators receive proposed terms for Avista’s sale to Canadian utility
The sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, when the parties outlined conditions in a proposed agreement with Washington regulators.
Thu., March 1, 2018
Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane
The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
South Hill bluff conservation group to push purchase of bulldozed land
The group Friends of the Bluff, one of many organizations blindsided by the construction of a road the city deemed illegal last spring, has hopes that a central portion of …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Avista customers expected to reap savings on rates from federal tax reform
Avista customers could see a $50 million to $60 million benefit annually from federal tax reform, utility officials said Wednesday. Savings on individual customers’ bills won’t be known until later …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees
Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Scott Morris: Avista sale is good for customers, community
Six months ago, Avista and Hydro One announced plans to combine and form one of North America’s largest regulated utilities. Since that time, as we’ve moved toward closing, our confidence …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
EWU plans major expansion into Spokane’s University District as anchor tenant of Avista’s planned 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building
Eastern Washington University plans to move three degree programs and around 1,000 students from its Cheney campus to a building along East Sprague Avenue.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Avista to unveil plans for Catalyst project in Spokane’s U-District
Avista Development will unveil plans Tuesday for its Catalyst project in Spokane’s University District, including a construction timeline, design details and prospective tenants.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Don Brockett: Proposed Avista sale raises important questions
Before the Avista sale to Hydro One, a Canadian company, is approved, several questions should be answered for us, the ratepayers, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Rate reduction for Avista’s natural gas customers takes effect
Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Federal energy regulators approve Avista sale to Hydro One
The proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement
The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Avista filing request to lower natural gas prices
If the recent cold snap has your furnace running constantly, take heart. Local residents could get a modest break on their heating bills this winter from lower natural gas prices.