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Awards and Recognition

We’re very proud

The work we do is important to us and to our customers. It’s very nice when others recognize our work and publicly acknowledge it. We must admit, we’re a bit humble about our accomplishments, but we are proud of our employees, and we want to share the kudos they receive.


  • Business Development Award - Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce
  • A+ Education Award - Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce
  • BOMA 360 Performance Program Certification - Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Recognition for collaborative efforts of the Clark Fork Management Committee and commitment to stewardship - Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Proclamations recognizing Avista's 125th anniversary:
    • U.S. House of Representatives - Resolution
    • State of Washington Legislature - Joint Resolution
    • Washington Secretary of State
    • City of Clarkston, Washington
    • City of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    • City of Lewiston, Idaho
    • City of Medford, Oregon
    • City of Moscow, Idaho
    • City of Post Falls, Idaho
    • City of Pullman, Washington
    • City of Spokane Valley, Washington


  • Community Caring Award - Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Making Spokane Better - Community Involvement - Salvation Army
  • Appreciation Award - Math is Cool
  • Corporate Philanthropist Award - Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Top Five Utility in Social Media - E Source
  • Commute Trip Reduction All Star Team - Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction


  • Employer of the Year, small real estate groups - International Right of Way Association
  • Award of Excellence - Veterans Administration Medical Center, Spokane, Wash.
  • Community Caring Award - Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Named to the top 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon - Oregon Business Magazine
  • Special Recognition Award and named as one of the 50 Greenest Companies in Washington - Seattle Business Magazine
  • Received a Best in Class Sustainability Achievement Award, small cap utilities - Target Rock Advisors Sustainability Awards
  • Idaho Governor's Proclamation - Cabinet Gorge Hydroelectric Project's contribution to state of Idaho and the Northwest Region
  • First Place - Governor's Safety Conference Pole Top Rescue Competition
  • Leadership in Innovation Utility Sponsor Award - Washington Industrial Energy Leaders Award
  • Coyote Springs 2 named a winner - Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE) Third Annual Sustainability Challenge
  • Tree Line USA Award - Arbor Day Foundation
  • 19th Tree City USA Award - Moscow, Idaho


  • Named “Top Utility Use of Social Media” by E Source Utility Social Media Survey


  • Way to Go Pinnacle Award for excellence and commitment to commute trip reduction from Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction Office

    JD Power Award

  • Gold LEED Certification, Avista HVAC Renovation Project, Fifth Floor Commercial Interior, from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Residential Natural Gas Service in the Western U.S. among Mid-size Utilities in a Tie.” J.D. Power and Associates*
    Read the news release.
  • Utility Company of the Year by Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-Op
  • Miner’s Lamp Award from the Cabinet Resource Group for extraordinary contribution, either through action or efforts, to educate the public about our natural resources
  • Evergreen Fleet Certification from the Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition


  • named as North America’s top electric and natural gas website by E Source, an industry research firm
  • Named to 2009 list of “400 Best Big Companies”
  • As a member of the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, received 2009 Outstanding Group Achievement Award from the American Fisheries Society, Montana Chapter

You can also see our awards for the work we do for our environment.

**DISCLAIMER: Avista Utilities received the highest numerical score in a tie among midsize utilities in the Western U.S. in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM.  Study based on 61,026 online interviews ranking 6 providers in the Western U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA).  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed September 2009-July 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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