Avista is an energy company that started in 1889. As of 2015, the company produces, transmits and distributes energy to about 680,000 customers within an area of more than 30,000 square mile that includes the western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The company's headquarters are in Spokane, Washington.
Specific services available from Avista include natural gas, electricity, construction, customer renewable energy generation, and electric and compressed natural gas transportation. Customers in Avista's service area can contact the company via phone to request one of these energy/utility services. In addition, the company's customers can visit the Avista website to view their bills, pay their bills and manage their energy. The company has local representatives that aid customers in creating accounts with the company, and it also runs an energy assistance program for qualifying individuals.
Avista also offers services tailored to small businesses; these include an outage center, construction services, energy advisers, bill analyzers and property managers. Avista seeks to be an environmentally friendly company and, as of 2015, is one of the lowest emitters of CO2 among energy producers in the United States. Other contributions include the Monroe Street hydroelectric facility, built in 1890.
The company website also includes a careers section that features job openings at the company.