A new history began July 1, 2014, when AEL&P -- as part of Alaska Energy and Resources Company -- was acquired by Avista Corp., of Spokane, Wash.

At that moment, the oldest regulated electric utility in Alaska joined with an established and major company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy for eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon.

As we look forward to an exciting future with  Avista, we do not forget our century of service that began earnestly enough in 1893 with a simple water wheel. Below you'll find some of the major events that took place in our more than 100 years of service. 

The years of AEL&P History

year:  2018

125th Anniversary Celebration

2018 was a year of reflection and celebration for AEL&P with our 125-year anniversary and celebrating our meaningful role in our community.

year:  2014

AEL&P Purchased by Avista Corporation

Avista Corporation purchases Alaska Energy and Resources Company and its subsidiary AEL&P for $170 million

year:  2014

Metering & Autopay

More than 80% of meters read automatically

More than half of customers using some form of automatic payment

year:  2009

AEL&P Invests More into Avalanche Mitigation

AEL&P adds avalanche forecaster and technicians to staff

Daisy Bell Helicopter Avalanche Control System begins service



year:  2009

Snettisham Towers Destroyed • Lake Dorothy Hydro

January avalanche destroys Snettisham Tower 3/5

Lake Dorothy Hydro Project completed, boosts total hydropower by 20%