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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.


Washington utilities regulators are asking Avista and the Ontario-based utility Hydro One for more information about how resignations by Hydro One leadership might affect their proposed merger.

Avista, Hydro One File Settlement Agreement in Olympia

Mar 27, 2018

Spokane’s Avista Utilities and its proposed merger partner, Hydro One of Toronto, announced they’ve filed a settlement agreement with Washington state utility regulators.

The two utilities filed their paperwork Tuesday with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Scott Morris Talks About Avista-Hydro One Merger

Nov 30, 2017

Last week, Avista’s board of directors voted to move ahead and allow the Canadian company Hydro One to obtain the longtime Spokane utility. Spokane Public Radio’s Steve Jackson brought Avista President and CEO Scott Morris into the studio to talk about what that means for ratepayers.

Avista Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Hydro One

Nov 21, 2017

Avista has announced its shareholders have approved the utility company’s acquisition by the Canadian company Hydro One.

According to an Avista press release, the vote was nearly unanimous, with shareholders representing nearly 80% of Avista’s outstanding stock casting ballots.