MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on Avista energy plans

Media contact: 360-664-1116 or
Docket numbers: UG-220244 and UE-200301

Public invited to comment on Avista energy plans

LACEY, Wash. – Avista Utilities customers will have the opportunity to comment to state regulators on the company’s proposed integrated resource plans (IRPs) for electric and natural gas service at a public comment hearing next week.


Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission


Virtual-only public comment hearing


9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Attend online via Zoom (recommended), or by calling 253-215-8782 with meeting ID number 849 3120 1231 and passcode 267412. To be placed on the interested persons contact list, submit a request to

If you need reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the UTC at least one business day before the meeting by calling 1-360-664-1132 or emailing

Translation services are available at no cost to you. If possible, please inform the commission at least one business day before the meeting by calling 360-664-1149, or by emailing


In 2023, Avista filed an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electric and natural gas service, outlining energy supply and demand expectations for the next 20 years.

An IRP is a utility’s proposal on how it will meet current and projected energy needs at the lowest reasonable cost to the utility and its customers, including energy generation and conservation. UTC-regulated energy utilities file these 20-year plans every two years.

Customers can view the final IRP and Progress Report for Avista in its electric IRP and natural gas IRP dockets. dockets.

The UTC regulates the rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, landline telephone companies, and private water systems among other industries. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.