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See What Others Have Done

Avista has helped many businesses with their energy efficiency projects, including providing incentives for equipment. To see what others have done, click on our case studies below.

  Caldera Brewing Company

  Asotin County Family Aquatic Center

  The Flour Mill

  Kiemle & Hagood


  Mountain Gear Case Study

  DOMA Coffee Case Study

  Quarry Tile Case Study

  Spokane Public Facilities District Case Study

How can you get started?

From expert technical support to energy efficiency incentives, we can assist you in upgrading your equipment and making improvements to your facility that will not only save you energy, but could improve your bottom line. We have standard, “off-the-shelf” programs that are easy to self-administer with downloadable incentive forms, or if you don’t see what you’re looking for, chances are, we can help you with a custom project.

Save your company a whole lot of money

Stimson Lumber Company, with roots dating back to the 1850's, is one of the oldest continuously operating integrated wood products companies in the United States. The company is also a rare in that it remains a family-owned business—a distinction that allows management to be more agile in decision-making. The result is an internal culture ever willingly to adopt changes to improve operations, including in the area of energy efficiency. That's why they've built a continuing, close-working relationship with Avista

Stimson owns and manages about 500,000 acres of timberland in the U.S. and operates six sawmills in Oregon and Idaho. It is at one of those mills, located in St. Maries, Idaho, that Corporate Engineer Doug Thompson and his engineering team develop energy-saving ideas that can be shared with other Stimson-owned facilities.

"The St. Maries mill is being used for a pilot program," says Thompson. "We're taking a look at each area of the mill-from the log-in feed through the saw mill to the dry kilns to the planer-to see where we can best save energy."

With Avista's help over the last few years, Thompson's team has been able to reduce the mill's electrical use by 1.3 million kilowatt hours-about 15 percent of their annual energy costs. For completing energy saving upgrades to the mill, Stimson also received incentives through an Avista program designed to help manage the region's growing energy needs by promoting ways for customers to use less.

Read more about how Thompson and his team increased their energy efficiency with the help of Avista.

If you'd like more information about energy efficiency measures for your business, contact your Avista account executive or give us a call at 1-800-936-6629.


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