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History Timeline

The years of 1901 - 1910

year:  1910

Sheep Creek

Sheep Creek Power House constructed by Treadwell Company

year:  1908

City Grants Franchise

City of Juneau grants AEL&P 50-year franchise to distribute electrical power

year:  1905


AEL&P is incorporated


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. 

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.