Avista's Electric Vehicle pilot program has been recognized by Greentech Media and awarded a 2017 Grid Edge Award. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies or projects that showcase innovative products, introduce new business models to the electric sector, or otherwise present alternative ways of managing the electric grid that are more efficient and reliable.
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) award recognizes excellence in service to national leading chain store and multi-site companies
April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Avista recently received the Edison Electric Institute’s 2017 National Key Accounts Award for Outstanding Customer Service. The award is given to electric companies that provide superior service to national, multi-site energy customers. Avista was one of only eight recipients chosen by customers in a nationwide open-ballet process. Ann Carey, Avista national account executive, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
In Spokane, more than 24,000 children are growing up hungry. Area schools have noted that children who are hungry are more likely to be aggressive, hyperactive and exhibit behavior problems that make learning difficult.
Avista’s 125th anniversary is the perfect time to take a few hours out of employees' day to share what they do – and why they do it – with the young people in their lives. You never know, this might just inspire the next generation of Avista employees.
The program is a mix of self-directed, employee-led visits and events/activities held at locations throughout Avista's service territory. Activities included a touch-a-truck event, photo booth, safety demonstration, children’s activities, hydro presentation, and facility tours.
On March 13, 1889, Avista, formerly known as Washington Water Power, was incorporated eight months before the Washington Territory became a state. Today, the company is one of only three companies remaining in the state that are classified as Territorial Corporations – incorporated before Washington’s statehood. The company began on the banks of the Spokane River with the Monroe Street plant, using hydropower to generate electricity for the growing city of Spokane Falls.
Avista recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Alaska Energy and Resources Company (AERC), which includes its primary subsidiary Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P), which is the sole electric services provider for Juneau, the state capital of Alaska.