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Avista Empowers Its Customers with Home Energy Reports to Fuel Energy Savings

May 13, 2013: – Avista Utilities is adding a new energy conservation resource to its customers’ energy efficiency toolbox. This month, Avista will send over 70,000 residential customers their first personalized Home Energy Report. Customers were randomly selected to receive this new, innovative energy-efficiency tool, which provides essential information designed to help improve energy efficiency and save on their monthly electricity bills.
 
Avista has partnered with Opower to design, prepare and deliver the information-based Home Energy Reports. These reports provide clearly defined, actionable information that complements customers’ monthly energy bills, including customized energy efficiency tips based on past usage and household characteristics.
 
“Avista is constantly developing new programs to support energy efficiency with our customers,” said Chris Drake, manager of Washington and Idaho energy efficiency programs for Avista. “Giving customers these tools allows them greater insight into their energy usage, with the overall goal of helping them decrease energy use through efficiency.”
 
All of Avista’s customers have access to a host of energy saving tools online. Whether you’re looking for no-cost solutions, do-it-yourself low-cost projects, or contractor-assisted resources, Avista has assembled a list of energy-saving tips online.
 
About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 362,000 customers and natural gas to 323,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.  Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit www.avistautilities.com.
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About Opower
Working with 85 utility partners and serving more than 16 million consumers across seven countries, Opower is the world’s leading provider of customer engagement solutions for the utility industry. Proven to drive behavioral change at scale, Opower has helped its utility partners achieve more than 2 TWhs in energy savings, and drives significant increases in customer program participation and overall customer satisfaction.  Founded in 2007 and privately held, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, please visit www.opower.com and follow us on Twitter at @Opower.   

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