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How we support innovations in renewable energy generation
Join us at the forefront of energy innovation. We’ll always support you if you choose to use a renewable energy resource—and we’re the best company to help:
- We created the first power plant to generate electricity from burnt wood waste in 1983.
- We were founded on clean, renewable hydropower, with the construction of the Monroe Street Hydroelectric Development in 1889.
- Monroe Street and our other hydroelectric facilities on the Spokane River have the capability to power more than 75,000 of our customers’ homes.
Noteworthy programs help us deliver your energy quickly and affordably.
Our energy programs bring us all closer to our goals. They include:
- The Demand-Side Management (DSM) Tariff Rider which provides nearly $30 million in annual funding of energy efficiency and market transformation programs.
- Reduction of approximately 10 percent of retail loads over the years, or 120 aMW. This is the equivalent of avoiding two power plants the size of Avista’s Kettle Falls Generating Station.
- One of the longest ongoing energy efficiency advisory groups in the country. It meets semi-annually and participates in several webinar/conference calls to discuss meeting customer needs.
Humbled, grateful — and always working to do more.
We don’t do it for the awards, but we appreciate the recognition we receive for our environmental initiatives. We’re sharing them here because we want you to know: we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk.
Environmental awards and recognition
In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Avista was recognized as one of the cleanest utilities in the country when it comes to greenhouse gases by the National Resources Defense Council report “Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States.” That’s just the beginning.
Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award – Recognized by the National Hydropower Association for being strong stewards of waterways. This award is given to companies who “demonstrated their commitment to sustainability, the environment and improving the communities they serve.
Recognition for collaborative efforts of the Clark Fork Management Committee and commitment to stewardship – Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Commute Trip Reduction All Star Team –Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction
Named to the top 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon – Oregon Business Magazine
Special Recognition Award and named as one of the 50 Greenest Companies in Washington – Seattle Business Magazine
Received a Best in Class Sustainability Achievement Award, small cap utilities – Target Rock Advisors Sustainability Award
Idaho Governor’s Proclamation – Cabinet Gorge Hydroelectric Project’s contribution to state of Idaho and the Northwest Region
Tree Line USA Award – Arbor Day Foundation
19th Tree City USA Award – Moscow, Idaho
Ranked 5th in the Target Rock Sustainable Utility Index
Governor’s Commute Smart Legacy Award – Washington Department of Transportation
|Service area details|
|Population of Service Area||1,600,000|
|Miles of Transmission Line|
|Miles of Distribution Lines||19,000|
|Miles of Natural Gas Distribution Mains||7,800|
|Percent of Utility Operating Revenues by Jurisdiction—Retail Revenue (Actual Sales to Customers)|
|Our Power Supply Mix|
|Total Hydro (Includes Long-Term Contracts)||49%|
|› Company-Owned Hydro||41.5%|
|› Long-Term Hydro Contracts||7.5%|
Generation Capability of Company-Owned Resources (Megawatts)
|Cabinet Gorge (Clark Fork)||273.0|
|Noxon Rapids (Clark Fork)||562.4|
|Total Hydroelectric Capability||1,042.0|
|Colstrip Units 3 and 4||222.0|
|Coyote Springs 2||295.0|
|Kettle Falls (Biomass)||53.5|
|Kettle Falls CT||6.9|
|Total Thermal Capability||833.3|
|Total Generation Capability||1,875.3|
|Electric Average Hourly Load (aMW)||1,070|
|Peak Electric Native Load Required for 2016|
|Forecasted Electric Energy Requirements (aMW)|
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