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Avista proposes lower electric and natural gas rates in Washington starting Nov. 1

Avista’s Washington customers could see about $10 in savings each month on their combined electric and natural gas bills under a proposed rate reduction.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Avista’s three-year rate plan denied by Washington regulators; small electric increase approved

Washington regulators shot down Avista’s request for three years of rate increases on Thursday. Instead, they approved a 2.7 percent increase in residential electric rates starting May 1. Natural gas …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Avista should get smaller rate increase, staff for Washington regulators say

Avista Utilities should be allowed to raise customers’ rates over the next three years, but by much smaller amounts than company officials proposed, Washington regulators’s staff members said Friday.


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., May 26, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Avista files 3-year plan for raising electric and natural gas rates

Avista is asking state regulators for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for Washington customers over a three-year period, with the earliest rate hike beginning in September.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Avista loses bid to have 2016 rate hikes reconsidered by state regulators

Avista has lost another round in its latest attempt to raise electric and natural gas rates. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, which previously rejected the utility’s proposed increases, on …


Avista ready to appeal rejection of higher rates for electricity and natural gas

Avista Utilities will ask state regulators to reconsider last week’s decision to deny the company’s request for higher rates in 2017, and will take its appeal to court, if necessary, …


Avista’s Eastern Washington customers will get break on their winter heating bills, pay more for electricity

Lower wholesale prices for natural gas will give Avista Utilities customers a break on their heating bills this winter. However, Eastern Washington customers will also see a modest increase in …


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’s Idaho customers could get break on natural gas bills

Avista’s Idaho customers could get a break on their natural gas bills, beginning Nov. 1.


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

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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 4:33 p.m.

Lower gas prices will reduce Idaho heating bills

Rates for Avista Utilities’ natural gas customers will decrease by an average 14.5 percent, effective Sunday.


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.


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 …


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 …


Avista customers in Idaho likely to see natural gas rates drop

Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers could see a slight decrease in natural gas rates effective Nov. 1, resulting from rate adjustments related to power costs.


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 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 …


Gas buying strategy scrutinized

The Washington attorney general’s office is pushing for more regulatory review of natural gas purchases by Avista and other utilities, saying hedging strategies are costing ratepayers. The Public Counsel Division …


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 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 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 gas bills in Washington decreasing

Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will see a slight decrease in their natural gas bills starting today as a result of changes to energy efficiency rebate and conservation funding. …


Avista natural gas rates to dip slightly

Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will see a slight decrease in their natural gas bills starting Friday as a result of changes to energy efficiency rebate and conservation funding. …