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Post by Dan Kolbet
We’re still a bit new to this blog thing, so we haven’t yet defined exactly what you should expect to read when you visit this blog. One thing is for sure though - we’ll give you the straight-up truth about whatever it is that you want to know about. Got a problem or question? Just send us a note here. We’ll reply to your message directly and maybe talk about it on the blog.
 
For those of you who may have found your way to this page after seeing one of our A New Conversation ads in the newspaper, welcome. You’ve landed in the right place.
 
In other news
I noticed a blog post in the Lewiston Morning Tribune from Friday that might be worth a look. Reporter Elaine Williams discusses Avista and gives a nice recap of why we lowered natural gas rates June 1.

Here’s a taste: “The Idaho Public Utilities Commission allows utilities to pass savings onto its customers when prices for electricity or gas are less than predicted. It also allows temporary increases if the prices for either one are more than predicted. The reason for the latter is that power utilities are a different kind of business. They have to be ready at a instant to provide electricity or gas and they don’t always know what demand will be. In the summer, when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees, Avista has to have enough electricity on hand to power all the air conditioners that are running at full tilt.” Read the full post.
 
 
Posted by  System Account  on  6/8/2009
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