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Avista customers on east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene to experience power outage
Upgrade to substation requires outage on June 8, expected from 4:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

June 5, 2014:  About 1,500 Avista Utilities customers on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene from Beauty Bay to Carlin Bay, and east to Blue Creek Bay, Wolf Lodge Bay and the Alder creek area will experience a power outage on Sunday, June 8. The outage is expected to occur from 4:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. as Avista crews continue work on upgrading the substation that serves that area.
 
Avista is investing about $2.1 million in upgrading the substation built in 1973. The upgrade will help ensure reliable energy service for customers and meet increasing energy demand from growth on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Included in the upgrade is a new higher capacity transformer that is more energy efficient. All work is expected to be completed in August.
 
“This is the first major upgrade to this substation which has been serving customers for 40 years. This extensive upgrade will position the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene for future growth and reliability for years to come,” said Greg Gfeller, Avista’s director of eastern operations. “We apologize for any inconvenience customers experience by the planned outage.”
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Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 366,000 customers and natural gas to 326,000 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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