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 1911 - 1920

year:  1919

Alaska Territorial Legislature

Alaska Territorial Legislature gives municipalities the right to regulate rates for public service companies

year:  1918

AEL&P Purchases

AEL&P purchases the Juneau Ferry & Navigation Company

year:  1917

AJ Mine • Treadwell Mine

  • AJ begins crushing rock at Alaska-Juneau Mill
  • AJ Steam Plant constructed
  • Treadwell Mine caves in during torrential rains
year:  1916

Annex Creek

Annex Creek produces 4,000 HP

year:  1915

Annex Creek Site

Site for Annex Creek Power House discovered by Alaska Gastineau Mining Co.