Hydro One to acquire Avista
January 16, 2018: Hydro One and Avista receive FERC approval of merger
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the merger application that was filed on September 14, 2017. This is the first of several regulatory approvals and an important milestone in the process. Applications for approval are still pending with state utility commissions in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Alaska.
November 21, 2017: Avista shareholders approve acquisition by Hydro One
Avista shareholders voted and approved the acquisition of Avista by Hydro One. This is a positive step forward in the process. Applications for approval are still pending with state utility commissions in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Alaska, and with FERC.
September 14, 2017: Hydro One and Avista file applications for regulatory approval of merger
Hydro One and Avista have filed applications requesting regulatory approval of the proposed merger with state utility Commissions in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. An application has also been filed with FERC.
The filing of the applications is an important milestone in the proposed transaction to bring together Hydro One and Avista.
July 19, 2017: Hydro One and Avista combine to create growing North American utility leader.
The transaction brings together two industry-leading regulated utilities with more than 230 years of collective operational experience, shared corporate cultures and values.
In partnership with Hydro One, Canada's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider, we jointly announced a unique transaction under which we will become a subsidiary of Hydro One in a manner that preserves our identity and legacy and allows us to continue charting our own course in a rapidly consolidating industry landscape.
While this changes our ownership structure, it doesn't change the things that matter most about Avista. We take very seriously our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and community partner, and we are confident that this transaction is good news for our customers and the communities we serve.
Some of the key benefits are:
- We will continue to operate under the Avista name from our Spokane headquarters, keeping jobs in our local communities.
- Customers will continue to receive high quality, reliable energy services at a reasonable cost.
- The communities we serve will continue to benefit from the important philanthropy and community development provided—in fact, Hydro One will nearly double our levels of community contributions.
- With Hydro One as our partner, we will continue to uphold our longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, innovation, safety, and reliability—as well as increase our ability to create cost savings and efficiencies.
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