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  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Settlement reduces Avista rate increase

    Avista Corp. announced a multiple-party settlement Friday that could cut the amount of its proposed electric and gas rate hikes for Washington customers. Meanwhile, the Spokane-based utility has reached an …


  • 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 …


  • Idaho decision on Avista hike not imminent

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will take up to six months to consider Avista Utilities’ request for higher electric and natural gas rates, officials announced last week. Avista had hoped …


  • Avista seeks Idaho rate hikes

    Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise rates for electricity and natural gas. The Spokane-based utility says it would use the additional revenue to replace aging electrical …


  • Avista asks for higher rates in Idaho

    Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to charge more for electricity and natural gas.


  • Avista Idaho rates subject of workshop

    Staff from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission will hold a Dec. 20 workshop on unresolved issues from the last Avista Utilities rate case.


  • Hearing set for Avista hikes for Idaho customers

    Avista’s Idaho customers can participate in a 7 p.m. hearing Thursday via telephone regarding the utility’s request for rate hikes. To listen or participate, customers should call (800) 920-7487. The …


  • Avista wants to expand program

    Avista Utilities is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to allow an increase in the size of customer-owned power generation projects that qualify for the company’s net metering program. Avista …


  • Idaho to study Avista request for six months

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will spend six months reviewing Avista Utilities’ request for more money to pay for natural gas energy efficiency programs, officials announced Friday. The utility wants …


  • Ed corridor piece closer

    The BNSF Railway Co. is asking the federal government for permission to abandon 6.23 miles of rail line stretching from downtown Coeur d’Alene to Post Falls. The railroad company is …


  • Lower Avista rate hike proposed in Idaho

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending that Avista Utilities take a smaller rate increase than the Spokane company is requesting.


  • Idaho Power must sell ‘green’ credits

    BOISE – After complaints by Idaho Power Co.’s largest customers, regulators have ordered the state’s biggest utility to sell about $2 million worth of renewable energy credits and use the …


  • More struggle with heating bills

    More Idaho households are having trouble paying their heating bills, according to the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which says that some poor families spend up to half of their income …


  • Avista wins rate hikes

    Start putting money away for those winter heating bills. Avista Corp.’s Idaho customers will see double-digit rate increases on their next monthly statements.

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