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Avista’s proposed rate changes could decrease monthly electric bills effective Oct. 1

Avista has made two annual rate adjustment filings with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) that could, if approved, result in a modest electric decrease effective Oct. 1.

The two proposed electric rate changes would result in a net revenue decrease of approximately 2.2 percent or $5.6 million. Residential electric customers in Idaho using an average of 929 kilowatt hours per month would see their monthly bills decrease from $85.24 to $84.99, a decrease of $0.25 per month, or 0.3 percent.

Avista’s applications are proposals, subject to public review and a commission decision. Copies of the applications are available for public review at the offices of both the commission and Avista, and on the commission’s homepage (www.puc.idaho. gov).

Fire danger rated ‘extreme’ through region

Fire danger remains listed at “extreme” levels for both upland and Salmon River Canyon areas, according to the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests.

Officials remind property owners, for fire safety measures, to thin a 15-foot space between tree crowns, and to remove limbs within 12 feet of the ground.


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