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UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Avista seeks Washington regulatory approval for rate increases over two years

Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

Avista will seek customer rate increases in 2020

Avista will ask regulators in Washington, Idaho and Oregon to approve higher rates for electricity and natural gas that would take effect in early 2020.

Regulators approve lower electric rates for Avista’s Idaho customers

Avista has lowered electric rates for Idaho customers by 5.5 percent. Residential customers will see an average decrease of $4.85 per month.

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., June 9, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Avista files request for two-year rate hike in North Idaho

Avista Utilities wants to raise rates for Idaho customers over the next two years. If approved by state regulators, household electric bills would rise by about $11 per month over …

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 …

Idaho approves Avista electricity rate hike

Idaho customers of Avista Utilities will pay more for electricity in 2017. For a typical household, electric bills will increase 3.1 percent to an average of $87.15 per month.

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 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 …

Avista looks to cover windstorm costs with higher rates in 2017

Avista customers could start absorbing the cost of last year’s windstorm in their rates this winter. The utility is requesting $2 million annually for repairs from the 2015 storm.

Nine Mile upgrade part of Avista’s plan to keep dams humming

Avista just spent $77 million on new generating units for Nine Mile Dam. Big capital projects are driving the utility’s request for higher rates next year, Avista officials said.

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


Avista seeks slight decrease in Idaho electric rates

Idaho customers of Avista Utilities could get a slight break on their electric bills, beginning Oct. 1.

Avista seeks Idaho electric rate increase

Avista Utilities wants to raise electric rates for Idaho customers, citing ongoing costs for upgrades to its system.

Avista’s electric rates too high, AG says

Avista Utilities’ latest rate case is being challenged by the Washington Attorney General’s Office, which says electric customers are paying too much and the utility’s shareholders are reaping “a windfall.”

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 electric rates too high, say two state agencies

Instead of asking for higher rates, Avista Corp. should give its Washington customers a slight break on their electric bills, say staff members at two state regulatory agencies. The Washington …

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 …

Software error caused Avista to overestimate rate request

A software coding error caused Avista Corp. to overestimate its power supply costs in the utility’s latest Washington rate case, company officials said today. The coding error inflated future power …

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 …

Sale boosts Avista gains

Avista Corp.’s sale of its energy management subsidiary helped push the utility’s second-quarter earnings past the $100 million mark, officials said Wednesday. Avista reported earnings of $100.9 million, or $1.67 …