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Avista Constructing Natural Gas Distribution Line to Glendale
Current propane customers will be converted to natural gas

Spokane, Wash.: Avista will begin construction of a 3.8 mile underground natural gas distribution line into Glendale, Oregon, in mid-June with construction along Azalea Glen Road expected to be completed by the end of August. Avista will convert its 158 piped propane customers to natural gas service and discontinue its propane service.

Avista has contracted with Pacific Air Comfort in Roseburg and All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning in Grants Pass to install conversion kits on customer appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, stoves, dryers, and fireplaces so they so that they will operate on natural gas. All customer conversions are scheduled to be completed by September 28.

Avista is hosting an Energy Fair on Thursday, June 28, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Glendale Elementary School to provide customers with information about the conversion process, energy conservation and Avista’s energy efficiency rebates and incentives. Glendale residents interested in information about the new natural gas service are invited to attend.

Deborah Martin, Avista’s general manager for Oregon operations, said the conversion will provide current piped propane customers with an array of new options.

“Avista is investing in new natural gas infrastructure that will offer greater capacity and reliability than the existing piped propane system now serving our Glendale customers. With new natural gas service, Glendale customers can take advantage of energy efficiency rebates and incentives that will help them enjoy the value of natural gas while better managing their energy use and costs,” Martin said. “Since they are the only propane customers within Avista’s three-state service territory, discontinuing the piped propane service will allow Avista to provide enhanced customer service while consolidating and reducing costs.”

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 a company operating division that provides service to 346,000 electric and 306,000 natural gas customers in three western states. Avista’s non-regulated subsidiaries include Advantage IQ and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.’s stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com. Avista Corp. and the Avista Corp. logo are trademarks of Avista Corporation.

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