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The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is holding a virtual public hearing Wednesday to obtain input for Avista Utilities' long-term electric resource plan.
A combination of rebates and economic incentives could reduce water use in the city by up to 5% through 2030. But the plan doesn’t include greater regulatory steps, like increased base pricing for heavy users and irrigation restrictions that would help during drought conditions conservation representatives say.
The city will allow businesses struggling to pay their utility bills to defer payment for up to three months.
To shake things up at Spokane City Hall, David Condon first had to make an improbable comeback against an incumbent who trounced him in the primary.
Avista is watching the California wildfires in hopes of gaining insight on how to prevent or contain such problems in the Northwest.
A wildfire in California wine country that may have been caused by a high-voltage transmission line called into question Pacific Gas & Electric’s strategy of selectively cutting off power in windy weather to prevent blazes, and could force it to resort to even bigger blackouts affecting millions as early as this weekend.
Jessica Stovall, 36, was ejected from the vehicle after it rolled while she tried to negotiate a turn at a high speed, the Idaho State Police said. A passenger sustained minor injuries in the crash, which occurred just after 4 p.m.
Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to spend a final night without electricity.
Avista Corp. Chairman and CEO Scott Morris has informed the Spokane-based utility’s board of directors that he will retire from the company effective March 1.
Last year, Toyota sold more copies of the 4Runner than at any other time in the SUV’s 35-year history. Which is remarkable, since overall SUV sales have fallen sharply with the rise of car-based crossovers. Moreover, the 4Runner ($35,110) is ancient by any standard; it...
Washington Water Power’s first major power project, which began producing power in 1890, was located at the lower falls near Monroe Street. An 18-foot dam of rocks and timbers pooled water above the power plant’s intake, and two giant pipes fed the water downhill to generators in a newly built powerhouse just below the Monroe Street Bridge.