Avista seeks WA regulatory approval for rate increases over two years

Source: Amy Edelen, Spokesman-Review, April 30, 2019.

Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.

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Avista’s rate proposal, if approved by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, would see rates increased April 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021.

For a typical household using 918 kilowatts per month, the proposal would increase electric bills by 9.8%, resulting in a more than $7 monthly increase, from $81.21 to $89.14. Electric rates would rise another 3.9% in 2021.

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