Stories tagged: idaho public utilities commission
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
A technical hearing by Idaho regulators on the proposed merger of Avista and Hydro One has been postponed.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers could see about $6 in monthly savings on their heating bills this winter. The utility is proposing rate decreases, effective this fall.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Deliberations over the sale of Avista are heading into the final stretches, prompting utility customers who are opposed to speak up. Concerns about foreign ownership and future rates figure prominently …
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.
Fri., June 15, 2018
North Idaho residents expressed deep suspicions Thursday night about the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility partly owned by the government of Ontario.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:38 p.m.
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 regulators will hold hearings in June on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
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.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
State regulators in Washington and Idaho are requiring investor-owned utilities to report anticipated savings from changes in the corporate tax rate. Any savings should be reflected in lower bills for …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
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. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Avista is asking Idaho regulators to approve a slight increase in natural gas rates, effective Nov. 1.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
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: 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.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Idaho customers of Avista Utilities will pay more for electricity in 2017. For a typical household, electric bills will increase 3.1 percent to an average of $87.15 per month.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Beginning Saturday, Idaho residents can start practicing using 10 digits for in-state calls, which will become mandatory in August.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Avista Utilities would accept an Idaho electric hike that is nearly 60 percent lower than its initial request in May under a settlement announced Monday.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Idaho customers of Avista Utilities could get a slight break on their electric bills, beginning Oct. 1.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Avista Utilities is proposing to eliminate a $3.50 transaction charge on debit and credit card payments, which cumulatively cost residential customers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will pay more for natural gas and electricity, effective Jan. 1.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
Former Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the state’s Public Utilities Commission. Anderson, of Priest Lake, was chosen by Gov. Butch Otter to fill …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 6:28 p.m.
Avista Utilities wants to resurrect a program that gives Idaho customers rebates for upgrading to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and other energy conservation projects.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 2:20 p.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative …
Sun., July 5, 2015
Mild winters used to put a dent in Avista Corp.’s profits. With customers using less power to heat their homes and businesses, the utility’s revenues lagged. New billing practices are …
Tue., June 2, 2015
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 …