Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
On April 2,2012, Avista Corporation d/b/a Avista Utilities (Avista) filed with the commission a general rate case for electric and gas service. Avista requests an electric rate increase of $41.0 million, or 9.0 percent, and a gate rate increase of $10.1 million or 7.0 percent. In addition, Avista filed tariff Schedule 93, which reflects a proposed one-year Energy Recovery Mechanism bill decrease, or rebate, to electric customers of $13.6 million (about 2.9 percent). The commission suspended operation of the tariffs and consolidated the dockets for hearing by Order 02 entered on April 26, 2012.
The commission held a prehearing conference in this matter on May 9, 2012. On May 14 the commission entered its Prehearing Conference Order 03 (Order 03). Order 03 also consolidates the decoupling issue in Dockets UE-110876 and UG-110877 and the demand side management component of Avista's proposed attrition adjustment into Dockets UE-120436 and UG-120437,
By Order 07, The commission held evidentiary hearings in this matter beginning November 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., and continuing thereafter, as necessary, on November 30, 2012, in the commission's hearing room, second floor, Richard Hemstad Building, 1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, Washington.
The commission also held two public comments hearings to provide members of the public with an opportunity to present oral comments to the commission. The public comment hearings were held 1) Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Spokane City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, and 2) Friday, September 28, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:30 p.m., in the Spokane Valley Council Chambers, 11707 E. Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington.
On December 26, 2012, the commission issued its final order in this matter including Appendix A.
Docket UE-120436 - All documents