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  • Avista looks to cover windstorm costs with higher rates in 2017

    Avista customers could start absorbing the cost of last year’s windstorm in their rates this winter. The utility is requesting $2 million annually for repairs from the 2015 storm.

  • Nine Mile upgrade part of Avista’s plan to keep dams humming

    Avista just spent $77 million on new generating units for Nine Mile Dam. Big capital projects are driving the utility’s request for higher rates next year, Avista officials said.

  • 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.

  • Avista should ask for smaller rate increases in 2017, commission staff says


  • 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.

  • Avista seeks Idaho electric rate increase

    Avista Utilities wants to raise electric rates for Idaho customers, citing ongoing costs for upgrades to its system.

  • 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.”

  • Avista seeking higher electric and gas rates in Idaho

    Avista’s Idaho customers could see higher prices for electricity and natural gas effective Jan. 1 under a settlement in the utility’s recent rate case.

  • Avista electric rates too high, say two state agencies

    Instead of asking for higher rates, Avista Corp. should give its Washington customers a slight break on their electric bills, say staff members at two state regulatory agencies. The Washington …

  • Avista proposes Idaho rate hikes

    Avista Utilities is proposing a staggered rate increase for its Idaho customers, which would raise a typical household’s electric bill by $12 per month over a two-year period and natural …

  • Avista rate hike request slashed

    A software coding error caused Avista Corp. to overestimate its power supply costs in the utility’s recent request to raise rates in Washington, company officials said Monday. The coding error …

  • Software error caused Avista to overestimate rate request

    A software coding error caused Avista Corp. to overestimate its power supply costs in the utility’s latest Washington rate case, company officials said today. The coding error inflated future power …

  • Avista explains need for another rate increase

    Wendi Dunlap lives in a house in Hillyard with an old furnace. Last winter, the social worker qualified for energy assistance to help pay her Avista bill. Many Spokane families …

  • Avista seeking Washington rate hikes in 2016

    Avista Utilities has begun the process of asking Washington regulators to approve higher electric and natural gas rates, with an effective date of January 2016. In a filing Monday, the …

  • Sale boosts Avista gains

    Avista Corp.’s sale of its energy management subsidiary helped push the utility’s second-quarter earnings past the $100 million mark, officials said Wednesday. Avista reported earnings of $100.9 million, or $1.67 …

  • Avista wants to raise Idaho electricity rates

    Avista Utilities says it spent more on electricity for Idaho customers last year than it recovered through rates. So, the utility is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise electric …

  • Attorney general’s office urges lower Avista electric rates

    Avista Utilities should lower base rates for its Washington electric customers instead of trying to collect more money, the state attorney general’s office said this month. The office, which described …

  • Avista requests increase in power, gas rates

    It’s not news utility customers ever like to hear, especially not on one of the coldest days of the year. Yet Avista Corp. said Tuesday it wants to raise power …

  • Avista seeks higher gas, electric rates

    Higher wholesale prices for natural gas has Avista Utilities asking for a 9.4 percent increase in gas rates for residential customers by Nov. 1.

  • Avista requests rate hikes in Idaho

    Rising prices for natural gas and increased demand for energy-efficiency rebates have Avista Utilities asking for higher rates in Idaho. The Spokane-based utility is seeking a 0.9 percent increase in …

  • Avista proposal decried as too high

    Avista Corp. is asking too much of its customers in its latest push to raise rates 6.3 percent for electricity and 6.9 percent for natural gas, the Washington Attorney General’s …

  • Avista bills in Idaho may drop

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …

  • Avista agrees to settlement of rate increase request

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …

  • Avista wants to decrease Idaho electric rates

    Avista Utilities has asked Idaho regulators to lower the bills of electric customers in that state as part of an annual “power cost adjustment” process.

  • Avista customers feel shock over yearly rate-hike requests

    Shari Hicks recently sent a poignant email to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. “Why, at a time when everyone else is having to make do with what’s available, are …

  • Avista seeks rate hikes

    Avista Utilities is again asking Washington regulators for permission to raise rates. The utility’s request, filed Monday, asks for a 9.3 percent jump in electrical service rates and a 5.1 …

  • BPA shrinks hike request

    The Bonneville Power Administration is tempering its request for higher electric rates next year. BPA officials had considered asking for a 12 to 20 percent rate hike, but opted instead …



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