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UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Idaho regulators postpone Monday’s hearing in Avista sale

A technical hearing by Idaho regulators on the proposed merger of Avista and Hydro One has been postponed.


Avista’s Idaho customers could get slight break on winter heating bills

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.

Opponents worry about Canadian influence on Avista as regulators consider sale

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.

Avista’s Idaho customers will see drop in rates from federal, state tax cuts

Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.


Skeptical crowd wants ‘Idaho first,’ questions Avista sale to Canadian utility

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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


Utility customers could get breaks on electric, gas bills from federal tax reform

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.

Idaho regulators announce settlement in Avista rate case

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.


Avista files for rate increase settlement, awaits Idaho regulator approval

Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.


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.


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.


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: 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 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 …


Idaho approves Avista electricity rate hike

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.


Idaho’s kickoff to 10-digit dialing begins this week in preparation for new area code

Beginning Saturday, Idaho residents can start practicing using 10 digits for in-state calls, which will become mandatory in August.


Avista agrees to lower electric rate hike for Idaho customers

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.


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 could end $3.50 fee for paying bill using plastic

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.


Avista raising gas, power rates in Idaho

Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will pay more for natural gas and electricity, effective Jan. 1.


Northern Lights official selected for Idaho’s Public Utility Commission

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 …


Avista asks to restart conservation upgrade rebates in Idaho

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 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.


Eye on Boise: Idaho board looks to rule out outlandish park names

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 …


Avista trying new way to adjust for fixed costs

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 …


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 …