Stories tagged: idaho public utilities commission
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
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.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
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.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
Avista raising gas, power rates in Idaho
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will pay more for natural gas and electricity, effective Jan. 1.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 6:28 p.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
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 …
Sun., July 5, 2015
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 …
Tue., June 2, 2015
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 …
Sun., March 1, 2015
Notice of power shutoffs no longer a job for utility staff in Idaho
Idaho residents who are about to get their power shut off for delinquent payments no longer have to be notified by a utility employee knocking on their door. The state’s …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
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 …
Wed., June 6, 2012
Phone outages may lengthen
BOISE – Idaho’s landline phone service providers may no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule …
Tue., June 5, 2012, 4:23 p.m.
Idaho eases rules for fixing phone outages
Idaho’s land-line phone providers would no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule change pending at …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Lower gas rates in Idaho begin today
Avista’s Idaho customers will pay less for natural gas after state regulators approved the utility’s request to lower rates beginning today. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Avista’s request to …