Avista Rate Increases – Public Hearing Notice


What is this about?

  • On Monday, August 18, 2014, a settlement was reached on Avista’s most recent rate case before the Washington State Utility & Transportation Commission (UTC) utc.wa.gov
  • Before the settlement is final, UTC commissioners will vote on the settlemtn agreement after attending (2) public hearings in Spokane, WA.


Why should I care?

  • Electric customers could see an increase of $2.10 a month or (2.6%).
  • Natural gas customers could see an increase of $3.62 a month or (5.9%).
  • Increased rates will be effective January 1, 2015.
  • The increase will allow Avista to make key capital investments in utility infrastructure and recover operating costs of serving customers.


Public Hearings Held:


Tuesday, August 26 (6-7:30pm)

City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.


Wednesday, August 27 (12-1:30pm)

Spokane Valley Council Chambers, 11707 E. Sprague Ave.



If you can’t attend, but want to submit a comment?

MAIL Comments:            P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA> 98504

EMAIL Comments:          comment@utc.wa.gov

CALL:                              (888)333-9882