Washington Regulators Schedule October Hearing on Proposed Avista Sale

Source:  Becky Kramer, Spokesman Review, August 6, 2018.

Avista CorpAvista logo.’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility will get another round of scrutiny from Washington regulators this fall.

The state Utilities and Transportation Commission has scheduled an Oct. 23 technical hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto. The hearing will give the three UTC commissioners the opportunity to ask questions of Avista and Hydro One officials after a political shakeup last month led to the retirement of Hydro One’s chief executive and the resignation of its entire board, said Kate Griffith, a UTC spokeswoman.

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