As the hometown utility, Avista is an integral part of the communities in our three-state service area. We are active participants in the partnerships and networks that support non-profit, civic and business enterprises. And we are conveners and facilitators, keeping communication open with our customers about topics that are important to them—including rates, energy efficiency and renewables—and bringing valuable stakeholder knowledge to our planning and operations.
We work closely with our community partners to help increase the financial capacity and ease the burden of energy costs for our customers who are most in need. And through the Avista Foundation and corporate donations, we provide charitable support to non-profit organizations in the areas of education, vulnerable and limited income populations, and economic and cultural vitality.