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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Avista customers bills in Idaho will fall by 1%

The region’s 133,000 customers of the public utility will see their monthly energy bills drop 1% this winter, according to a news release from the public utility commission.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Idaho regulators deny sale of Avista to Canadian utility

Avista Corp.’s proposed $5.3 billion sale to a Canadian utility took another hit Thursday, when a second state moved to block the sale.

Avista deal began to unravel over the summer with Ontario elections

A hearing in Olympia last May offered hints that Avista Corp.’s sale to Hydro One Ltd. was headed for trouble.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Idaho regulators wrap up hearings on proposed Avista sale

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday afternoon finished its technical hearing on Avista Corp.’s proposed $5.3 billion sale to a Canadian utility.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Idaho regulators question if Canadian politics could hurt Avista if sale to Hydro One is approved

Hydro One Ltd.’s independence was on the stand Monday, as Idaho attorneys grilled executives about the Canadian government’s influence on the utility trying to buy Avista.

Idaho regulators asking hard questions about Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

Idaho regulators are raising tough questions about Avista Corp.’s sale to a Canadian utility, and their concerns have the potential to unravel the $5.3 billion deal.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Idaho regulators approve new timeline for Avista sale deliberations

Idaho regulators said they may not be ready to make a decision by mid-December on whether or not to approve the $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One …

Avista seeks lower natural gas rates in Idaho

Avista Corp. is asking regulators for permission to decrease natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1. If approved, a typical household was save about 34 cents on a …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Hydro One appoints new board, wants review of Avista purchase to restart

Hydro One Ltd. has installed a new board of directors in the aftermath of a political shake-up that jolted the utility’s efforts to acquire Avista Corp. The Canadian utility wants …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Idaho regulators postpone Monday’s hearing in Avista sale

A technical hearing by Idaho regulators on the proposed merger of Avista and Hydro One has been postponed.

Avista’s Idaho customers could get slight break on winter heating bills

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.

UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Opponents worry about Canadian influence on Avista as regulators consider sale

Deliberations over the sale of Avista are heading into the final stretches, prompting utility customers who are opposed to speak up. Concerns about foreign ownership and future rates figure prominently …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Avista’s Idaho customers will see drop in rates from federal, state tax cuts

Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.

Skeptical crowd wants ‘Idaho first,’ questions Avista sale to Canadian utility

North Idaho residents expressed deep suspicions Thursday night about the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility partly owned by the government of Ontario.

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 …

Idaho hearings scheduled on Avista’s sale to Hydro One

Idaho regulators will hold hearings in June on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.

Avista, Hydro One file proposed post-sale settlement with Idaho regulators

Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have filed paperwork with Idaho regulators outlining how Avista would operate after its sale to the Canadian utility.

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Public workshop set to discuss Avista sale

A public workshop on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One of Tornoto takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. Fifth St.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Rate reduction for Avista’s natural gas customers takes effect

Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.

Utility customers could get breaks on electric, gas bills from federal tax reform

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: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Idaho regulators announce settlement in Avista rate case

Parties involved in an Avista Utilities rate case have reached a settlement that reduces the utility’s requested rate increase for electric and natural gas service for Idaho customers.

Avista files for rate increase settlement, awaits Idaho regulator approval

Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.

Avista’s Idaho customers will see slight increase in electric bills

Rates for Avista’s Idaho electric customers will increase slightly in October. The changes will increase a typical household’s bill by 2 percent.

Avista requests natural gas rate increase in Idaho

Avista is asking Idaho regulators to approve a slight increase in natural gas rates, effective Nov. 1.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

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

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

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 …

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.

Idaho’s kickoff to 10-digit dialing begins this week in preparation for new area code

Beginning Saturday, Idaho residents can start practicing using 10 digits for in-state calls, which will become mandatory in August.