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Avista and City of Spokane Celebrate New Plaza and Park

The new City Hall Plaza and renovated Huntington Park will connect more people with the Spokane River
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SPOKANE, Wash., May 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Avista and the City of Spokane will host a public ceremony to dedicate the new City Hall Plaza and celebrate the renovation of Huntington Park on Friday, May 2. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the new plaza, which was gifted to the city by Avista, adjacent to City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Avista Entrepreneurship Program Supports "Start-up Weekend"

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Avista, an energy provider in the Pacific Northwest, that is involved in improving the quality of life in the region through innovation, education and investment in job creation. The Avista Center for Entrepreneurship at four regional colleges and a specialty high school offers programs, mentoring and financial assistance to those who have the vision of owning their own business.

Employees rally to repair storm damage to transmission lines

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Avista’s service territory in Othello, Wash. recently suffered a blow as a huge wind and thunder storm rumbled through Adams County. Mother Nature didn’t hold back as she left 41 transmission poles and 20 distribution poles in her wake, leaving more than 4,000 customers without power.

Avista Biomass Plant Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

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Built in 1983, the Kettle Falls plant was the first utility-owned electric generating station of its kind in the U.S. constructed for the sole purpose of producing electricity from wood waste, or biomass.  The award-winning plant, combined with Avista’s legacy hydroelectric power projects, has contributed to Avista being listed among the greenest utilities in the country. The facility produces up to 61 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 46,000 homes.
 

Huntington Park Redesign Includes Tie-in to Riverfront Park

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By  The Spokesman-Review

The gate to Huntington Park is often closed, even when the park is open.

It’s just one of the access problems to a park that’s mainly a series of steps offering dramatic views of lower Spokane Falls and the spillway of the Monroe Street Dam.

Avista Receives Outstanding Steward Award from National Hydropower Association

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Avista successfully restored two channels downstream of their Upper Falls Development on the Spokane River to look much the way it did long ago, before the channels were altered to divert water to numerous flour and lumber mills, as well as for hydropower generation. The channel restoration, using weirs shaped and colored to look like the bedrock throughout the river, spread water more evenly throughout the two channels and has now functioned successfully through an entire spill season.

Avista Utilities Named in Target Rock Sustainability Utility Leadership Index For Second Consecutive Year

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Avista is pleased to be named to the Target Rock Advisors Sustainability Utility Leaders Index for the second year. Our commitment to the triple bottom line is enhanced by the shared value our activities bring not only to our shareholders and our customers, but to the communities we serve as well. Being recognized as a leader in this index reflects the value of those business strategies.

 
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Avista is pleased to be named to the Target Rock Advisors Sustainability Utility Leaders Index for the second year. Our commitment to the triple bottom line is enhanced by the shared value our activities bring not only to our shareholders and our customers, but to the communities we serve as well. Being recognized as a leader in this index reflects the value of those business strategies.

 

Avista’s Support of the Community Comes in Time, Talent and Treasure

2012 giving totals more than $1.6 million
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Each year Avista makes more than $1 million in donations to non-profit organizations in the communities we serve.  In 2012, that giving totaled more than $1.6 million, up from $1.4 million in 2011.

First Wind, Avista Announce Successful Completion of Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington

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Avista can now count the renewable energy generated at Palouse Wind among the resources we use to meet our customers’ energy needs. Now in full commercial operations, the Palouse Wind project in Rosalia, Wash., is officially the largest renewable energy facility in Whitman County and is expected to contribute to the local economy for years to come.
 

Idaho Governor Recognizes Cabinet Gorge Dam

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Whenever you flip a light switch, plug in an appliance, or turn on your furnace, you expect and receive energy on demand. Since the completion of our very first hydroelectric project in 1890, Avista’s dams have generated dependable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible power for our customers.

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