Avista rate hike request approved

Avista rate hike request approved

Avista rate hike request approved

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Avista customers will see a hike in their bill starting next year.

State regulators approved the rate increase Wednesday, which will remain in effect for the next two years.

Residents will see, on average, a 2 percent increase in their electricity bill. Natural gas customers should see a 3.7 percent growth.

New rates start on Jan. 1, 2013. Further rate hikes will go into affect again in 2014.

Avista requested the increase in April. A statewide commission found Avista’s power supply costs were high enough to allow for the hike.

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