Stories tagged: utilities
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 6:31 a.m.
Only 2 percent of Spokane water, trash customers pay bills on time. City officials hope to change that.
Spokane water customers now have twice as long to pay their utility bills after Spokane City Council increased the time people have to pay from 10 to 20 days.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
According to a recent analysis, Idaho’s average monthly utility bills are less expensive than any other state’s.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke a record.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond …
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.
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, 1:52 p.m.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
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: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Avista customers could see a $50 million to $60 million benefit annually from federal tax reform, utility officials said Wednesday. Savings on individual customers’ bills won’t be known until later …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
State utility regulators are dismissing a complaint from a northern Idaho woman who claimed smart electric meters can be used for surveillance.
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: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Montana regulators want to make sure utility customers benefit from the recently passed tax overhaul that reduces corporate tax rates starting next year.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
The process to determine the Grant County PUD’s response to a substantial increase in requests for new electrical service will take about a year, starting with six months to study …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
With little fanfare, Avista Corp.’s shareholders approved the sale of the 128-year-old company to Hydro One Ltd. on Tuesday. The sale is expected to be final in August.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Meet Mayo Schmidt, the former Miami Dolphin who leads Hydro One, the Canadian utility that’s buying Avista
Avista Corp.’s shareholders vote next week on Hydro One’s proposed $5.3 billion purchase of the Spokane utility. Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and CEO, said the company has found the right …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
On Nov. 21, Avista shareholders will vote on whether to approve the company’s sale to Hydro One, an Ontario utility. Most of the ballots will be cast by large, institutional …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
The proposed sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One for $5.3 billion would chart new territory for customers of the Spokane-based utility. Next week’s shareholder vote is a major milestone …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
If Avista Corp. is purchased by Canadian company Hydro One, customers of the Spokane-based utility will receive rate credits worth $31 million over the next decade.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Acquisition costs related to Avista Corp.’s proposed purchase by Hydro One of Ontario led to lower third-quarter earnings for the Spokane-based utility.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
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: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Avista’s top five executives made in excess of $10.5 million in 2016, and the company reported net income of $83.9 million in the first half of 2017.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
The rate increases, which are tied to the city’s estimated 25-year average of inflation, will be used to continue funding improvements to Spokane’s water treatment facilities. They take effect Jan. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Things to know about the proposed Avista sale: Scott Morris’ stock is worth about $10 million under this deal. Avista’s sales price has caused a stir in Canada, where Hydro …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Large Canadian power companies have been snapping up smaller American ones for several years, paying tens of billions of dollars to expand their geographic footprint in a country that offers …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The city of Missoula has taken ownership of the water utility that serves its residents after a three-year court battle.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
State officials have approved an Idaho utility company’s plan to close a coal-fired power plant in Nevada about 10 years sooner than planned and raise monthly bills for customers.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
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.