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About Avista Utilities

Avista Utilities has their head offices in Spokane, Washington and supplies electricity in 4 states in the United States. There are 421,708 customer accounts receiving service from the company. These customers are made up of 1,325 industrial customers, 47,440 commercialproperties and 372,943 residential properties. The residential electricity rate for consumers of Avista Utilities is, on average, 10.05 cents per kilowatt hour . This is less than the United States average rate of 13.71 cents per kilowatt hour. In 2020 the company sold 9,260,024 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). Electricity production facilities owned by Avista Utilities generated 57.68% of the megawatt hours sourced by the provider and an additional 45.67% was acquired via the wholesale electricity market. The total revenue for the company for 2020 from electricity sales was $987,796,100, with 8.31% coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market and 85.92% from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Avista Utilities is $94.59, while the nationwide average is $121.23. Patrons of the supplier pay a 21.97% markdown compared to other residents of the nation. Production plants owned by or associated with Avista Utilities produce 7,518,825.77 megawatt hours, which is the 149th highest in the nation out of 3509 suppliers. The company is the 16th largest generator of hydroelectric power out of 3509 companies in the nation, with total generation reaching 3,741,926.02 megawatt hours. The supplier is the 132nd highest supplier in the nation out of 3509 suppliers for total megawatt hours generated by burning natural gas.

Avista Utilities Net Metering

Avista Utilities gives their consumers the ability to take advantage of net metering. This is a positive for any customer potentially installing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their extra wattage back to the grid.

Energy Loss

Avista Utilities currently has a loss of approximately 3.73% of the electricity that they produce. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 555th best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.107/kWh$0.097/kWh$150.08/mo.$66.35/mo.
515th10.05¢Avista Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
862nd$94.59Average monthly electricity bill for Avista Utilities' residential customers

Avista Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Subsidiary Company:Alaska Electric Light & Power Company
  • Headquarters:1411 East Mission Avenue
    Spokane, Washington 99201
    United States of America
  • CEO:Dennis P. Vermillion

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Quick Facts About Avista Utilities

Avista Utilities is 269th out of the 3509 companies in the nation for the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuels.

Avista Utilities is 132nd out of 3509 electricity providers in the US in megawatt hours generated from coal use.

By megawatt hours generated, Avista Utilities is the 149th largest provider out of 3509 in the United States.

Avista Utilities is the 168th largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources out of 3509 suppliers in the nation.

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Energy Loss

Avista Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.

-3.73%

Total Energy Loss

468,474MWh

555 National Rank

Avista Utilities Energy Makeup

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Avista Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Alaska17,57845,908,45964.67%
Idaho140,539284,549,110531.59%
Montana3185,966340%
Washington263,560577,761,484463.74%

Avista Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County20,61339.16$118.80/mo
Asotin County22,285410.65$122.73/mo
Benewah County9,530310.77$107.75/mo
Bonner County47,110410.58$104.30/mo
Boundary County12,056310.69$104.17/mo
Clearwater County8,734310.31$98.68/mo
Columbia County3,952411.55$137.78/mo
Ferry County7,178210.35$99.25/mo
Franklin County96,74949.32$120.54/mo
Garfield County2,28649.14$110.77/mo

Power Plants Owned by Avista Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Colstrip MT Coal 10,200,045.0110,605,011,899.291,039.7
Boardman OR Natural Gas 1,728,630632,997,204.28366.18
Sanders County MT Conventional Hydroelectric 1,568,975.01
Bonner County ID Conventional Hydroelectric 1,002,923
Lincoln County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 478,013
Lincoln County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 207,022
Rathdrum ID Natural Gas 182,100117,679,651.6646.24
Spokane County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 131,047
Spokane WA Conventional Hydroelectric 89,308
Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric ProjectAlaska Electric Light & Power Company (100.00%)
AK Conventional Hydroelectric 87,446

Avista Utilities Fuel Makeup

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
49.77%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
26.38%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
20.33%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
3.52%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.00%

Cities Avista Utilities Has Coverage

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

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Avista Utilities FAQ:

How many states does Avista Utilities sell electricity in?

Avista Utilities offers service in 4 states throughout the United States including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

How much is the average bundled bill for Avista Utilities customers each month?

Consumers of Avista Utilities pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $94.59.

What cities does Avista Utilities supply electricity to?

Avista Utilities has customers in 123 cities.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Avista Utilities customers?

Consumers of Avista Utilities, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 10.05 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Does Avista Utilities have any subsidiary companies?

Alaska Electric Light & Power Company is owned by Avista Utilities.

How many counties does Avista Utilities offer service in?

Avista Utilities supplies electricity to customers in 27 counties throughout the nation including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

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

Avista Utilities owns or is associated with 20 power plants.

What percentage of Avista Utilities' electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel sources?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Avista Utilities generate 46.71% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

Who is the CEO of Avista Utilities?

Dennis P. Vermillion is the CEO of Avista Utilities.

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

Avista Utilities produces 53.29% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for Avista Utilities?

The Avista Utilities phone number is (800) 227-9187.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-11