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Renewable Energy Generation

We're here to help you generate your own renewable energy.

If you're interested in generating your own electricity, we've put together some information to help guide you through the process. Contacting us early in the process is critical, as it can be complicated, depending on your needs.

For Washington customers, a renewable generation incentive (RGI) is available when you install your own renewable energy systems, like solar panels, wind turbines or anaerobic digesters.

We’ve been at this a long time.

It all started with renewable energy, more than a century ago. But we didn’t stop with clean, efficient hydropower.

Avista’s forward-thinking culture encourages new ideas, and that has kept us in the forefront of renewable energy throughout our history. Our Kettle Falls generating station was the first power plant of its kind when it was built in 1983. It produces clean electricity by burning wood waste from which every single useful scrap has been removed. Learn more about how Kettle Falls converts wood to watts.

Avista has been a leader in encouraging customers to use energy efficiently with programs spanning nearly 30 years. The most renewable kWh (kilowatt hour) might just be the one we don't use through improved energy efficiency and conservation.

We offer choices for your energy resources.

Today, wind power is the world’s fastest growing renewable energy resource. Avista launched our Buck-A-Block voluntary rate program in 2002, and by 2011, participants were purchasing more than 75 million KWH hours of emission-free wind energy annually. When you sign up for Buck-A-Block, you make a voluntary payment above and beyond your normal rates. Avista makes no profit from that additional money, which goes to support the renewable energy many of our customers prefer by purchasing environmental offsets from renewable energy generation.

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