Stories tagged: idaho public utilities commission
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:50 p.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
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, 4:44 p.m.
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, 6:27 a.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
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.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
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, 4:59 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
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, 2:31 p.m.
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, 5:48 p.m.
A technical hearing by Idaho regulators on the proposed merger of Avista and Hydro One has been postponed.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
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, 5:46 p.m.
Federal and state tax cuts will give Avista’s Idaho customers a break on their electric and natural gas bills.
Fri., June 15, 2018
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.
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
Idaho regulators will hold hearings in June on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
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, 10:43 a.m.
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, 4:11 p.m.
Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.
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: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Rates for Avista’s Idaho electric customers will increase slightly in October. The changes will increase a typical household’s bill by 2 percent.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Avista is asking Idaho regulators to approve a slight increase in natural gas rates, effective Nov. 1.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
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 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 …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Beginning Saturday, Idaho residents can start practicing using 10 digits for in-state calls, which will become mandatory in August.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Avista Utilities would accept an Idaho electric hike that is nearly 60 percent lower than its initial request in May under a settlement announced Monday.