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Avista customers to receive $8.4 million refund after 2015 rate case appeal


March 11, 2020

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) today directed Avista Corporation to refund $8.4 million to its customers in Washington following a Court of Appeals order reversing a portion of the commission’s decision on the company’s 2015 general rate case.

Avista’s electric customers will see refunds of $4,919,000 and natural gas customers will receive $3,571,000 in refunds. The exact amount customers will see on their bills, and method of distribution, will be determined in Avista’s ongoing 2019 general rate case (Dockets UE-190334 and UG-190335). The commission must issue an order in the 2019 rate case by March 31.

In 2018, the Washington State Court of Appeals...

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