in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) has approved Avista's electric rate request, whereby there will be no change in base rates for electric customers, but the costs associated with the Palouse Wind Project will be recovered through the state's power cost adjustment mechanism.

Residential electric customers using an average 930 kWh per month will see an increase of $2.04 beginning Oct. 1, for a revised monthly bill of $80.73. The approved overall 3.1% increase, representing $7.8 million in increased annual revenues, is being offset by a $3.9 million credit resulting from a payment made to Avista by the Bonneville Power Administration relating to its prior use of Avista's transmission system.

"The outcome of this rate request gives our Idaho customers more certainty in their energy rates for the next two years while providing a framework for positive outcomes for our shareholders," says Dennis Vermillion, Avista Corp.'s senior vice president and president of Avista Utilities.


Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

NERC CIP Version 5: Security In The Age Of Cyber Warfare

An expert from Waterfall Security Solutions finds that the latest standards are a leap forward for cybersecurity.


Does Income Determine Who Benefits The Most From Smart Grids?

According to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, low-income consumers may be at a disadvantage.


Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

OMNETRIC Group will help utilities improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.


Maine Public Utilities Commission: Smart Meters Are Safe

According to a report by the commission, there is no direct link between smart meters and health issues.


Report: Global Solar Deployment Topped Wind In 2013

Research firm Clean Edge finds that solar surpassed wind for the first time since it began tracking international markets in 2000.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id