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Avista hosts Energy Fair at Spokane’s Northeast Community Center
Learn how to use free energy-saving materials and meet with community partners

Sept. 17, 2014: Area residents willlearn about energy efficiency, managing their home energy bills and more at the free Avista Energy Fair. It will be held on Thursday, September 25 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 North Cook. The event will include demonstrations and free energy-saving materials to help keep homes comfortable and safe for the winter ahead.
People who attend the Avista Energy Fair will find the following benefits:
·         Demonstrations of how to install energy efficiency materials like rope caulk, window plastic and v-seal. Then receive free samples of these and other materials to install at home.
·         Complimentary food and beverages, door prizes and activities for the kids
·         Speak with Avista staff and learn about low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency tips
·         Avista’s community partners will be on hand to provide information about services and resources they provide to the community. Scheduled to attend are: Aging and Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington, Bank On Spokane, Better Health Together, Community Frameworks, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, Kiemle & Hagood Company, Molina Health Care, Money management International, SNAP, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Sustainable Works, WorkSource along with other resources for medical, dental, childcare, early childhood education and much more.
“Each year our customers ask for help in managing their energy use and costs during the winter. It’s never too early in the year for us to offer a broad range of ideas and demonstrations that will help residents keep the warm air inside and the cold air outside their homes,” said Ana Matthews, Avista’s consumer affairs program manager. “This event provides a great way for customers to conveniently access Avista’s many services. Information about payment options, energy assistance and energy efficiency will be especially helpful to those struggling to pay their bills.”
Avista is hosting a series of energy fairs this fall held in community venues throughout the region. To see the details and locations of the other fairs visit avistautilities.com.
Avista will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations requested for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact Lisa at Avista in advance of the event: (509) 495-8024 or email AvistaOutreach@avistacorp.com

About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 365,000 customers and natural gas to 325,000 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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