Avista Utilities

Avista Utilities is an investor owned company operating in 4 states in the United States and is classified as an investor owned entity. At the moment the company serves residential, commercial and industrial customers, with a total of 1,350 industrial customer accounts, 47,077 commercial accounts and 368,937 residential customer accounts recently reported to be signed up for their services. On average, Avista Utilities charges their customers a residential electricity price of 10.08 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, thankfully, 25.05% lower than the average national price of 13.45 cents. In 2020 the company had sales to end users totaling 9,260,024 megawatt hours. Electricity facilities owned by the company produced 7,252,611 megawatt hours and an additional 5,742,063 megawatt hours were procured by way of wholesale channels. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $987,796,100, with 8.31% coming from sales to the wholesale market.

About Avista Utilities

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer of Avista Utilities is $94.34 per month. Based on megawatt hours produced, Avista Utilities is the 152nd largest provider out of 3511 in the nation. The production of megawatt hours recently sold by the company resulted in CO2 pollution that were 3.23% lower than the levels from the last year. They rank 285th out of the 3511 providers we track in the United States for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Avista Utilities has about 53.86% of its electricity generated from Conventional Hydroelectric. Combined with Natural Gas (24.08%) and Coal (18.27%), the three fuel types account for 96.22% of the generation from the provider. Emissions by the company average 393.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, making them the 1439th highest polluting supplier based on emissions per megawatt hour sold. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution by the company from electricity sales is 3,778,435,093.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 179th highest in the US. Avista Utilities has the 117th highest number of plants linked to an electricity supplier out of the 3511 companies in the nation that we receive data on. They are associated with, manage or own a combined 21 power facilities within their operating region.

Avista Utilities Net Metering

Thankfully, Avista Utilities offers net metering choices to consumers. Installation of solar panels and other electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for residents. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra electricity back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources financially possible .

Energy Loss

All providers who generate electricity have some amount of energy loss from heat depletion or alternative factors. Avista Utilities is no different, as they have a yearly loss of about 3.73% of the total electricity they transmit. Avista Utilities' energy loss amounts leave them with a ranking of 19th worst out of 3511 in the nation.

Avista Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Avista Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.107/kWh$0.097/kWh$150.08/mo.$66.35/mo.
335th10.08¢Avista Utilities's Average residential price per kWh
454th$94.34Average monthly electric bill for Avista Utilities's residential customers

Avista Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Subsidiary Company:Alaska Electric Light & Power Company
  • Headquarters:150 West Main Street
    Goldendale, Washington 98620
    United States of America
  • CEO:Dennis P. Vermillion

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Quick Facts About Avista Utilities

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Avista Utilities is 17th in the country out of 3511 suppliers in megawatt hours produced from hydroelectric power use.

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Roughly 18.27% of Avista Utilities’s total electricity comes from the use of coal.

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As the 152nd highest producer of electricity in the nation, Avista Utilities produces 7,010,535.89 megawatt hours of electricity.

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Avista Utilities generates 2,969,773.02 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels, which is 180th in the nation out of 3511 companies.

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Avista Utilities produces 1,688,231.14 megawatt hours from natural gas and ranks 142nd in the nation out of 3511 suppliers for total natural gas output.

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Avista Utilities is the 179th highest polluting electricity company out of 3511 in the country, emitting 3,778,435,093.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

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Energy Loss

Avista Utilities's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

468,474MWh

863 National Rank

Avista Utilities Energy Makeup

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Avista Utilities State Coverage

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Alaska17,47444,953,03984.64%
Idaho138,648276,623,391631.17%
Montana3186,489220%
Washington261,211562,936,014564.19%

Avista Utilities County Coverage

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Adams County19,98339.20$119.06/mo
Asotin County22,58239.73$100.83/mo
Benewah County9,29829.93$96.34/mo
Bonner County45,739210.95$108.79/mo
Clearwater County8,75619.92$90.51/mo
Ferry County7,627210.04$95.46/mo
Franklin County95,22258.90$132.36/mo
Idaho County16,667210.03$94.58/mo
Juneau City and Borough31,974112.18$107.89/mo
Kootenai County165,69739.96$104.24/mo

Power Plants Owned by Avista Utilities

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Colstrip MT Coal 8,566,937.998,999,242,146.211,050.46YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Sanders County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 1,596,460.0198,588,299.461.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boardman OR Natural Gas 1,466,902535,546,889.92365.09No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bonner County ID Conventional Hydroelectric 1,002,70661,921,439.8161.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Stevens County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 502,67331,042,226.0361.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kettle Falls Generating StationAvista Utilities (100.00%)
Stevens County WA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 266,086385,124,185.181,447.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lincoln County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 212,53313,124,823.0961.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rathdrum ID Natural Gas 171,022109,122,506.22638.06No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Spokane County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 117,9277,282,504.3361.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Spokane WA Conventional Hydroelectric 83,1005,131,774.5761.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Avista Utilities Fuel Makeup

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Conventional Hydroelectric
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53.86%
NATURAL GAS
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24.08%
COAL
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18.27%
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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
3.77%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.01%

Cities Avista Utilities Has Coverage

  • Airway Heights, WA
  • Albion, WA
  • Asotin, WA
  • Bovill, ID
  • Chewelah, WA
  • Clark Fork, ID
  • Clarkston, WA
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Colfax, WA
  • Colton, WA
  • Colville, WA
  • Cottonwood, ID
  • Craigmont, ID
  • Creston, WA
  • Culdesac, ID
  • Dalton Gardens, ID
  • Davenport, WA
  • Deary, ID
  • Deer Park, WA
  • Dover, ID
  • East Hope, ID
  • Elk River, ID
  • Endicott, WA
  • Fairfield, WA
  • Farmington, WA
  • Ferdinand, ID
  • Fernan Lake Village, ID
  • Garfield, WA
  • Genesee, ID
  • Grangeville, ID
  • Harrington, WA
  • Harrison, ID
  • Hatton, WA
  • Hauser, ID
  • Hayden, ID
  • Hayden Lake, ID
  • Hope, ID
  • Huetter, ID
  • Juliaetta, ID
  • Juneau and, AK
  • Kamiah, ID
  • Kellogg, ID
  • Kendrick, ID
  • Kettle Falls, WA
  • Kooskia, ID
  • Kootenai, ID
  • LaCrosse, WA
  • Lamont, WA
  • Lapwai, ID
  • Latah, WA
  • Lewiston, ID
  • Liberty Lake, WA
  • Lind, WA
  • Malden, WA
  • Marcus, WA
  • Medical Lake, WA
  • Moscow, ID
  • Mullan, ID
  • Nezperce, ID
  • Northport, WA
  • Oakesdale, WA
  • Odessa, WA
  • Oldtown, ID
  • Onaway, ID
  • Orofino, ID
  • Osburn, ID
  • Othello, WA
  • Palouse, WA
  • Peck, ID
  • Pierce, ID
  • Pinehurst, ID
  • Plummer, ID
  • Ponderay, ID
  • Post Falls, ID
  • Potlatch, ID
  • Priest River, ID
  • Pullman, WA
  • Rathdrum, ID
  • Reardan, WA
  • Reubens, ID
  • Ritzville, WA
  • Rockford, WA
  • Rosalia, WA
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • Smelterville, ID
  • Spangle, WA
  • Spirit Lake, ID
  • Spokane, WA
  • Spokane Valley, WA
  • Sprague, WA
  • Springdale, WA
  • St. John, WA
  • St. Maries, ID
  • State Line, ID
  • Stites, ID
  • Tekoa, WA
  • Tensed, ID
  • Troy, ID
  • Uniontown, WA
  • Wardner, ID
  • Washtucna, WA
  • Waverly, WA
  • Weippe, ID
  • Wilbur, WA
  • Winchester, ID
  • Worley, ID

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Avista Utilities FAQ:

Does Avista Utilities have any subsidiary companies?

Avista Utilities owns Alaska Electric Light & Power Company.

How many states does Avista Utilities sell electricity in?

Avista Utilities sells electricity to customers in 4 states.

What cities does Avista Utilities supply electricity in?

Avista Utilities provides electricity to 106 cities.

What is the average bill for Avista Utilities customers each month?

The average monthly electric bill for customers of Avista Utilities is $94.34. The national average is $120.24.

What is the phone number for Avista Utilities?

You can reach Avista Utilities by phone via (800) 227-9187.

What percentage of Avista Utilities’s electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Avista Utilities produces 42.36% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What is the average electricity rate for Avista Utilities customers?

The average price of electricity for customers of Avista Utilities is 10.08 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Avista Utilities’s electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Avista Utilities generate 57.64% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

Who is the CEO of Avista Utilities?

Avista Utilities’s current CEO is Dennis P. Vermillion.

How many counties does Avista Utilities have customers in to?

Avista Utilities provides electricity to customers in 19 counties throughout the nation including, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Avista Utilities?

There are 21 power plants associated with or owned by Avista Utilities.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25