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Avista rate increase was approved and set for Oct. 1


September 30, 2021

OLYMPIA — Avista was approved for a rate increase but the amount was less than they wanted.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) approved an increase on Sept. 27 “that will result in no changes to customer bills,” stated a spokesperson.

The changes take effect on Oct. 1.

“Avista originally requested revenue increases of $44.2 million for electric and $12.8 million for natural gas, but state regulators approved $13.6 million and $8.1 million,” stated a WUTS spokesperson. “The commission’s decision will not result in an increase in customer bills due to...

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