Avista Utilities officials believe they are on track to get approval from utility commissions in five states to complete their merger with a Canadian company.
Hydro One of Ontario is hoping to acquire the Spokane utility.
The plan hit a bump in the road this summer when the CEO and board of directors at Hydro One were replaced.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission then asked for more information on how the management changes would affect the proposed merger. This week, Idaho regulators set a new schedule for hearings as well.