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Avista to Host Energy Fair at Harding Family Center in CdA
Free samples of energy-saving materials will be available

Oct. 3, 2012 Area residents willlearn about energy efficiency, managing their home energy bills and more at the free Avista Energy Fair 2012. It will be held in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, October 10 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Harding Family Center, 411 North 15th Street. Fair goers will see demonstrations of how to install energy efficiency materials and receive free samples. In addition, Avista is providing complimentary food and beverages, and door prizes.
 
 The Avista Energy Fair will offer demonstrations of ways to keep homes comfortable and safe for the winter ahead. Fair attendees can speak with Avista staff and learn first-hand about low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency tips. They’ll see how to install draft stoppers like rope caulk, window plastic and v-seal. Free samples of these and other materials to help people maximize energy efficiency in their homes will be given out at the fair.
 
In addition, Avista’s community partners will be on hand to provide information about services and resources they provide to the community. Scheduled to attend in Coeur d’Alene are: Money Management International, Idaho Department of Labor, Community Action Partnership, ElderHelp of North Idaho and USDA Rural Development.
 
“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 Sharmon Schmitt, Avista’s regional business manager for North Idaho. “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.”
 
For the kids, and the young at heart, Wattson, Avista’s Energy Watchdog, will be on hand to share his message of energy efficiency and safety.
Avista Utilities will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please contact Lisa at (509) 495-8024 or email lisa.lee@avistacorp.com if accommodations are needed.
About Avista
Avista is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 359,000 customers and natural gas to 320,000 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 is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit www.avistautilities.com.
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