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Avista Wrapping up Storm Restoration Work
Over 90 percent of customers returned to service in less than 24 hours

Spokane, Wash.: SPOKANE, Wash. – Jan. 28, 2008, 3:30 p.m.: Avista crews made excellent progress today restoring service to customers who lost power as a result of yesterday’s winter storm. At this time about 400 total customers remain without power; however, Avista is anticipating that the majority of those customers will have service by about 6:00 p.m. this evening. Crews will continue working until all customers are returned to service.

Areas with outages at this time include:
Spokane area – 206
Coeur d’Alene area – 174
Sandpoint – 21

Avista appreciates the patience of customers as crews have worked as quickly and safely as possible to restore service.

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 348,000 electric and 305,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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