Item 8.01 Other Events.

Story continues below

On January 8, 2019, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) provided notice of its deemed denial by operation of law of the petition filed on December 17, 2018 by Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) and Hydro One Limited (Hydro One) requesting the WUTC to reconsider its denial of approval for Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corp. The WUTC did not take action on the petition within the required 20 days of its filing so the petition was automatically denied under the state’s Administrative Procedure Act. In the same notice, the WUTC also denied the petition for a rehearing on the basis that it is moot. The companies are evaluating the appropriate course of action.

A copy of a press release announcing the WUTC decision is filed as Exhibit 99.1.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.



Press release dated January 8, 2019.

Neither the filing of any press release as an exhibit to this Current Report nor the inclusion in such press release of a reference to Avista Corp.’s Internet address shall, under any circumstances, be deemed to incorporate the information available at such Internet address into this Current Report. The information available at Avista Corp.’s Internet address is not part of this Current Report or any other report furnished or filed by Avista Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

EX-99.1 2 ex991wadenialofmergerpetit.htm PRESS RELEASE Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Press Release                 Hydro One and Avista receive decision on reconsideration petition in Washington TORONTO and SPOKANE,…
To view the full exhibit click here


Avista Corporation is an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. The Company operates through two business segments: Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P). Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity, and distributes natural gas serving electric and natural gas customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho and natural gas customers in parts of Oregon. AEL&P is a utility providing electric services in Juneau, Alaska. It operates other businesses, including sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments and real estate investments, as well as certain other investments of Avista Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Through Advanced Manufacturing and Development (AM&D), doing business as METALfx, the Company performs custom sheet metal fabrication of electronic enclosures, parts and systems for the computer, construction, telecommunication, renewable energy and medical industries.

An ad to help with our costs