Tag Archives: Avista

Avista Offers Bill Assistance Tools for Customers

Winter has landed in the northwest and with it comes cold temperatures. The bitter temperatures alone can cause rising energy use and costs, but combined with the holiday season bringing visiting friends and family, more showers, cooking and other energy … read more

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NWGA Gets a Mention in the Medford Mail Tribune

NWGA Executive Director, Dan Kirschner, was on the road in Medford, OR yesterday talking natural gas at the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Dan, along with Steve Harper, Director of Gas Supply for Avista, spoke on what Southern Oregon consumers … read more

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Natural Gas Term of the Week: Underground Storage Facility

What it means: A subsurface geologic formation suitable for the storage of natural gas as a means of providing extra capacity in times of very high customer demand, insuring against service disruptions and allowing for increased gas purchases in times … read more

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Natural Gas Term of the Week: Degree Day

 What it means: An index indicating the difference between 65 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature for a day.

See it in action: How does an NWGA member company with a large operating territory, like Avista, compare the different … read more

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Natural Gas Term of the Week: Combination Utility

 What it means: Utility which supplies more than one utility service, such as gas and electricity.

See it in action: Three of the NWGA’s 10 members are combination utilities, serving both natural gas and electric customers; Avista Utilities, based … read more

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Avista Makes Price Reduction Requests in Oregon

SPOKANE, WA – NWGA Member Avista Utilities’ 96,000 natural gas customers in Oregon could see an overall decrease of 10.7 percent in their natural gas rates by Jan. 1, 2013, if the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC or Commission) … read more

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Natural Gas Term of the Week: Dig-In

Natural Gas Term of the Week: When buried gas facilities (or other underground utilities) are damaged by excavation.

What it means: Gas transmission and distribution pipes are typically found below ground, this keeps them safe from disturbances related to weather … read more

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What Powers a Natural Gas Utility? Avista’s New Commercial Has an Interesting Answer…

While it might be natural gas that’s cooking your food, heating your water and warming up your home, there’s something else that powers a natural gas utility… Avista Utilities began airing new commercials this week highlighting that special fuel, any … read more

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