Stories tagged: washington utilities and transportation commission
UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020
Washington regulators deny Avista request for ratepayers to cover additional power costs after Montana coal plant closure
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission issued a 2-1 ruling Friday that prevents the utility from charging its customers $3.2 million in additional power costs after a coal plant in …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Avista Corp. has reached a partial settlement in its request to increase electric and natural gas rates, an agreement that would help fund costs associated with the eventual closure of …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
The money was part of $1.5 million in rail safety grant funds awarded Monday by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Some rural homes and business Spokane and Stevens counties will get high-speed broadband in the future with the help of federal funding.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Washington regulators erred when they blocked Avista Corp.’s sale to Hydro One Ltd. by exaggerating the political risks to Avista’s customers from the province of Ontario’s ownership in Hydro One, …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Setting up a public entity to buy Avista may be unprecedented and definitely faces obstacles.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. will ask Washington regulators to reconsider their Dec. 5 decision denying the $5.3 billion sale of Avista to the Toronto utility.
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: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Washington regulators denied Hydro One Ltd.’s proposed purchase of Avista Corp., finding the merger does not serve the public interest.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Proposed Avista sale to Hydro One prompts tough questions from regulators after Canadian utility’s management shakeup.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Avista sale includes protections against Canadian government influence and rate hikes, consultant says
Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd. has safeguards to protect local customers from Canadian government interference and rate hikes if Toronto-based utility runs into future financial troubles, says …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Rob Chase doesn’t want Avista Corp. to sell to a Canadian utility, and the Spokane County commissioner candidate says he’s deploying a little-known part of federal laws to try to …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
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 …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
Avista Corp.’s 2016 rates for electricity and natural gas may need to be recalculated, following a successful court challenge.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018
Washington regulators have extended a deadline to Dec. 14 for deciding whether Avista’s sale to Hydro One Ltd. would benefit customers.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018
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., May 25, 2018
Washington’s electric and gas utilities must provide an opt out for customers who don’t want “smart meters” installed at their homes.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018
Washington regulators seek answers on foreign ownership, influence of Ontario politics on Avista’s future
Questions about foreign ownership and political influence were aired Tuesday during a regulatory hearing in Olympia on Avista’s proposed sale to the Canadian utility.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018
Avista Corp. and Washington’s other investor-owned utilities should reconsider their reliance on coal-fired electricity, state regulators say.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018
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: Mon., April 23, 2018
Avista customers told the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Monday they’re happy with their local electric and natural gas utility, and see little benefit from the company’s $5.3 billion …
Sun., April 22, 2018
A public hearing on Avista Corp.’s $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. takes place Monday afternoon in the Spokane Valley City Council chambers.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
The sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, when the parties outlined conditions in a proposed agreement with Washington regulators.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Before the Avista sale to Hydro One, a Canadian company, is approved, several questions should be answered for us, the ratepayers, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
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., Nov. 7, 2017
If Avista Corp. is purchased by Canadian company Hydro One, customers of the Spokane-based utility will receive rate credits worth $31 million over the next decade.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
State regulators have turned down Avista Corp.’s request to collect $15 million in additional electric revenue from Washington customers.
Sun., July 23, 2017
Avista’s rates, charitable contributions and low-income assistance won’t change – at least not right away