Avista is a utility company that serves eastern Washington, portions of southern Oregon and northern Idaho and Sanders County, Montana. The company has been around since 1889. The energy they produce at Avista-owned generating facilities and their long-term contracts ranks the company as one of the cleanest utilities when it comes to greenhouse gases, and their prices are among the lowest in the nation among investor-owned utilities.
Their diverse energy mix as of December 2016 at Avista-owned generating facilities and long-term contracts balances reliability with renewable energy sources while managing costs for customers. Avista’s energy mix consists of coal, wind, biomass, hydro, and natural gas.
Their mission statement speaks to the quality of partnerships they seek. They want to: Provide efficient and effective services through best practices, increase financial value and minimize risk, and maintain Avista’s core values of trust, integrity, honesty, and collaboration to best serve our employees, customers and community.
Avista offers many avenues to give back to the community through assistance programs, scholarships, sponsoring community programs, as well as offering education and outreach classes/sessions to the community.
The myavista.com website offers an abundance of information about the company, additional services they offer, safety information, a kid’s zone, access to account/bill management, energy saving tips, articles, updates on current outages and projects that may be happening in your area.