Having a diverse energy mix is the foundation of Avista's ability to provide our customers with clean, reliable power at fair, reasonable rates. Hydropower is our single largest source of electricity, accounting for 40 percent of our generating capacity, followed by natural gas at 35 percent. We also have electricity generated by coal and biomass, with long-term contracts for additional hydropower and wind.
This diversified energy portfolio ensures we have a stable supply of power around the clock, every day of the year, today and in the future while helping keep our prices among the lowest in the nation for investor-owned electric utilities. It's also why the National Resources Defense Council, "Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States," has ranked Avista among the cleanest utilities in the country when it comes to greenhouse gases.
Click below to learn more about our diverse energy mix, what goes into determining how future energy needs will be met and other related topics:
To learn more about other aspects of our Resources and Transmissions Services, click on the links below:
- Avista Smart Grid Projects
See how smart grid technology can enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of energy delivery on a regional and national level.
Learn about Avista's eight hydroelectric developments on the Clark Fork and Spokane rivers and more about our hydro resources.
- Kettle Falls Biomass
Avista’s Kettle Falls Generating Station, a biomass fuel generating plant in Kettle Falls, Wash., began operating in October 1983. The plant burns wood waste from sawmills to produce steam, which runs a turbine to generate electricity.
- Palouse Transmission Line Project
Information (including maps) on Avista's project for new transmission lines between Avista’s existing Shawnee and Benewah substations.
- Price Reporting Code (PDF: 16 KB / 3 pages)
Link to Avista Utilities' "Code of Conduct for Voluntarily Submitting Electricity Transaction Data to Publications".
- Wholesale Merchant Ancillary Services
Avista Corp makes ancillary services available through its merchant function.
- Transmission Services
Go here for access to the OASIS website (including the FERC Standards of Conduct Organizational Charts) and to get information on Avista's transmission system.
- Weather and Water Flow Information
Information regarding water levels and flows in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene areas.