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 2001 - 2010

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

Snettisham Towers Destroyed • Lake Dorothy Hydro

January avalanche destroys Snettisham Tower 3/5

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

year:  2008

Avalanche Destruction

April 16th avalanches destroy several Snettisham transmission towers.

year:  2006

Greens Creek Mine • Lake Dorothy • Thane Transmission Line

Greens Creek Mine connects to AEL&P via underwater cable across Young Bay

Lake Dorothy Hydro Project begins construction

Undergrounding transmission line along Thane Road completed

year:  1999

Underwater Cables Connect East & West

East and West Terminals connect via new underwater cables in Taku Inlet