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Energy Efficiency, Weatherization and Community Support Services Highlight the Upcoming Avista Energy Fair
Free admission gives access to workshops, demonstrations and community resources


Nov. 2, 2010: The Avista Energy Fair is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Spokane Community College (SCC) Lair Student Center (Building 6), 1810 North Greene Street. The event will be filled with demonstrations and workshops on low cost, no cost energy efficiency tips to keep homes warm and safe this winter and provide information about billing assistance. In addition, community organizations, including Community Colleges of Spokane, WorkSource Spokane, Goodwill, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, SNAP and others, will be on hand to answer questions about employment assistance, weatherization, housing, childcare and other topics. A full list of exhibitors is available at our website www.avistautilities.com/community/energyfair2010.


Free admission to the event includes access to all demonstrations and workshops, free samples of materials, complimentary food and beverages, and door prizes.


“We are pleased once again to partner with Community Colleges of Spokane on the Energy Fair,” said Anne Marie Axworthy, Avista’s director of community development. “The event provides a great way for customers to conveniently access Avista’s many services, as well as valuable community services. Information about payment options, energy assistance and energy efficiency will be especially helpful to those struggling to pay their bills. The fair will also benefit anyone who wants to learn how to better manage their energy costs.”


Fair attendees can speak with Avista staff to learn first-hand about low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency measures they can do at home. They’ll learn how to install such things as rope caulking, window plastic and door sweeps to help keep the warm air in their homes and the cold air out. And following each demonstration, free samples of each item will be distributed.


For the kids, and the kids at heart, Wattson, Avista’s Energy Watchdog, will guide attendees through fun, energy-focused crafts and presentations of his musical message of energy efficiency and safety.

Avista Utilities will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations requested for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Community Development Office at (509) 495-8024 or email lisa.lee@avistacorp.com if accommodations are needed, at least 1 week in advance of the event.

About Avista

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 electric service to 355,000 customers and natural gas to 315,000 customers.  Our service territory 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'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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