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Avista Schedules Second Outage in Spirit Lake for Tuesday, Nov. 14
Crews will complete work on upgrades to substation serving Spirit Lake

SPOKANE, Wash. – Nov. 10, 2006: Avista customers in Spirit Lake and the surrounding area, including both sides of the lake, will experience a disruption in their electrical service on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, from 3:30 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. as Avista crews complete work on upgrades to the substation serving the area.

This is the final phase of the $400,000 project which will double the capacity of Avista’s Spirit Lake substation in order to meet projected customer growth in the area over the next 10 years. Currently Avista serves about 1,300 customers in Spirit Lake and the surrounding area.

“We appreciate the patience of our customers who will experience a second interruption in their service as this project wraps up,” said Marc Schaffner, Avista operations manager. “Customers with special considerations are encouraged to make alternative arrangements during this time.”

Avista 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 341,000 electric and 298,000 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.

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