Stories tagged: utility rates
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Utility rates under new scrutiny after U.S. corporate tax cuts
Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates consumers pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul reduced the corporate income tax rate …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Spokane mayor proposes increase in utility rates through 2020
Spokane residents will see a 2.9 percent increase in utility rates next year, the fifth year of inflation-tied bumps
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Avista denied Washington rate hike for 2017
Avista customers won’t pay more for electricity or natural gas in 2017. The Washington Utilities Commission rejected the Spokane-based utility’s request for higher rates, saying the company failed to show …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Portland’s typical water, sewer bill set to top $100 a month
Beginning July 1, Portland utility customers will pay upwards of $100 a month for water, sewer and stormwater services – surpassing an arbitrary yet significant milestone.
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Avista planning rate hikes
Avista plans to raise rates again this winter, but not as much as the Spokane-based utility first proposed six months ago. A typical customer in Washington would pay $2.10 more …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014, 1:31 p.m.
Avista settles on 2015 rate increases
A typical Avista customer in Washington would pay $2.10 more for electricity and $3.62 more for natural gas each month starting Jan. 1, 2015, under a negotiated rate settlement announced …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Avista rates to rise next week
Avista Corp. will raise electric and gas rates in Washington in the new year and again in 2014 under an agreement with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Following months …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2011
Utility rate hikes on agenda
Of all the proposals to raise utility rates this year in Spokane, it’s the smallest one that may have the smallest chance of approval. The Spokane City Council on Monday …
Wed., Aug. 25, 2010, 10:08 a.m.
Avista rates going up again
Avista customers in Washington will see their electric rates go up 7.2 percent and their natural gas rates rise 3.2 percent starting Dec. 1, according to an agreement pending state …
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009
Sewer rates may go up
Flushing your toilet in the city of Spokane may cost $5 a month more in 2010. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Monday presented her 2010 budget to the City Council. …
Thu., Oct. 29, 2009, 3:51 p.m.
Regulators approve cut in Avista gas rates
State energy regulators today approved Avista Corp. cutting its natural gas rates by more than 25 percent.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2009, 4:49 p.m.
Avista wants more money
Avista Utilities today asked Washington and Idaho regulators to approve electricity and natural gas increases that will boost average combined monthly payments $9 to $10 per month.
Mon., Jan. 5, 2009, 9:35 p.m.
City Council approves utility rate increases
Spokane trash, sewer and water customers will soon have to pay a few extra dollars a month on their utility bills.