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History Timeline

The years of 1921 - 1930

year:  1928

AJ • Treadwell Group

AJ buys Treadwell Group

year:  1925

Metering Hot-water

First hot-water heater usage read by meter

year:  1922

First Commercial Radio

AEL&P starts Juneau’s first commercial radio station


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.