Stories tagged: Avista
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lake Spokane carp removal project wraps up gillnets for season
A total of 1,119 carp were removed from Lake Spokane during two weeks of gillnetting to hone techniques for reducing numbers of the bottom-feeding fish and improve water quality in …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Avista files 3-year plan for raising electric and natural gas rates
Avista is asking state regulators for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for Washington customers over a three-year period, with the earliest rate hike beginning in September.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Spokane’s Steam Plant slated for $1.5 million in renovations this summer
The historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane will undergo a $1.5 million renovation that will close Stack restaurant and the Steam Plant Brew Pub for part of the summer.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Avista reports higher first quarter earnings on robust snowpack
The winter’s heavy snowpack gave a boost to Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings, filling reservoirs with water for hydroelectric generation.
Thu., April 27, 2017
Private landowner sues bulldozer owner for scraping road into South Hill bluff
The owner of about 50 acres of forested land along High Drive Bluff is suing a contractor blamed for digging out dozens of trees and scraping a milelong road into …
Wed., April 19, 2017
Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers
Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Spokane City Council members call for restoration of damaged conservation land
The two Spokane City Council members who represent the South Side of Spokane are calling for a rapid restoration of logged and bulldozed park land near the Creek at Qualchan …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Contractor mum on who approved illegal road bulldozed into South Hill bluff
The contractor who illegally bulldozed a road through the middle of forested park land on High Drive Bluff told Spokane city officials he was working for Avista Utilities but instead …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
City, Avista, and golf organization apologize for misunderstanding that led to bulldozed mile-long road on South Hill bluff
A mistake has led to the bulldozing of dozens of trees and the scraping of a mile-long road into the South Hill bluff below Bernard Street this week.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Knowledge gained as power conserved
A volunteer group of Pullman Avista customers saw their power consumption decline by 9.3 percent after they were given high-tech thermostats.