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Avista’s Steve Vincent Re-appointed to U.S. DOE State Energy Advisory Board


Steve Vincent, Oregon regional business manager for Avista Utilities, an subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA), has been reappointed by outgoing Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman to a second term on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB).

Established by Congress in 1990, STEAB develops recommendations for the U.S. Department of Energy and Congress regarding initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. As a member of the 21-person national board, Vincent will provide advice to the DOE from both a state and utility perspective on agency funding and program implementation.

"Now that President Obama has signed the federal stimulus bill, STEAB will direct its attention to making recommendations to DOE relating to the funding. I look forward to the supportive role our board can play in Secretary Chu’s effort to effectively deploy these funds," Vincent said.

In addition to his STEAB role, Vincent also serves as president of the board of Portland-based Earth Advantage, is a member of the Oregon Department of Treasury's Growth Account Board, is a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce Board, and is on the advisory board of the newly formed non-profit Triple Bottom Line for the 21st Century. 

During his twelve years with Avista, Vincent has served as the company's Oregon lobbyist and as a loaned lobbyist to the Medford Chamber of Commerce, Southern Oregon Historical Society, SOREDI, Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College. Prior to joining Avista, Vincent, a Medford native, served for six years as a legislative aide and campaign manager to State Representative Eldon Johnson (R-Medford).

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 355,000 electric and 314,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Avista stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.


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