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Equipment Upgrades Requiring Power Outages in Chewelah and Northport Areas
Customers of Avista and the City of Chewelah will be impacted


Sept. 7, 2010:
Equipment upgrades and maintenance at two of Avista’s electrical substations serving the Chewelah area, including the City of Chewelah, and the Northport area will require upcoming power outages.

 

About 1,900 Avista customers in the Chewelah area will experience a power outage on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. Customers of The City of Chewelah will also experience an interruption of their service during the same time period, since the City receives its power from the Avista substation where the work will be taking place.

 

Avista customers in the town of Northport and the surrounding area will experience consecutive power outages on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. both days. About 1,100 Avista customers will be impacted by maintenance the Bonneville Power Administration will be performing on transmission lines serving Avista’s substation.

 

“We know any interruption in electrical service is an inconvenience for our customers; however, equipment maintenance is important to ensuring customers have the safe, reliable service they expect,” said Kermit Olson, Avista’s manager of Colville operations. “We appreciate the patience of our customers, and encourage those with special considerations to make alternative arrangements during this time frame.”

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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