Washington - Rate Requests
On Oct. 30, 2020, Avista made multiple filings with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC or Commission) that, if approved, would allow the Company to recover costs for infrastructure and other investments without increasing customer bills. The filings include electric and naturals gas general rate cases, a tax customer credit, and a deferral request related to implementation of the Avista’s Wildfire Resiliency Plan.
Overall, changes in electricity prices have been approximately 1% higher per year and natural gas prices 2% lower, on average, since January 2016. This is lower than the rate of inflation during this time period, when compared to the Consumer Price Index. On average, the total monthly cost of Avista’s residential electric service is 33% lower than the national average, for investor-owned utilities.
You can read the news release for more details on the specifics of the filing or visit the Commission’s website at utc.wa.gov for the full filing.
- Tariff WN U-28, Schedule 92, Low-Income Rate Assistance Program (February 5, 2021)
- Tariff WN U-29, Schedule 192, Low-Income Rate Assistance Program (February 5, 2021)