SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 13, 2002
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, Washington||99202-2600|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||509-489-0500|
|Web site: http://www.avistacorp.com|
|Item 5. Other Information|
|Item 7. Exhibits|
Item 5. Other Information
On August 13, 2002, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order to initiate an investigation into possible misconduct by Avista Corporation and Avista Energy (collectively, Avista) and two affiliates of Enron Corporation: Enron Power Marketing, Inc. and Portland General Electric Corporation (collectively, Enron). The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether the misconduct occurred and if so to determine remedies, including possible refunds and/or revocation of Avistas and/or Enrons market-based rate authority. This FERC order is filed as exhibit 99(a) hereto.
Avista has pledged to continue cooperating fully with the FERC as it continues its investigation into the western energy markets.
Item 7. Exhibits
|99(a)||FERC order issued August 13, 2002|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 23, 2002|| /s/ Jon E. Eliassen
Jon E. Eliassen
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Accounting and