Avista builds on commitment to renewable energy with goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2045
“We’re proud to announce this 100 percent clean electricity goal as an important step forward in caring for our environment while continuing to meet the energy needs of our customers and communities today and well into the future,” said
“Avista has always been committed to balancing reliability and affordability while maintaining responsibility for our environmental footprint, and our actions demonstrate these values. Just in the last three years, we’ve implemented three renewable energy projects on behalf of our customers. Our Community Solar project in
“Avista’s clean energy focus is not limited to the electric generation resource mix. We view clean energy as a key element in driving economic development and shaping the sustainable communities of the future.
“As we plan for the future, listen to our customers and continue to invest in renewable energy resources, we recognize the value of establishing a defined clean electricity goal. We are committed to continuing our investments in research, development and a smarter grid to support the trend of lower costs and improved technology that will enable a clean electricity future. We are well on our way to achieving our goal of 100 percent clean electricity and will continue to engage with our customers, partners and regulators to make this goal a reality,” Vermillion said.
Additional examples of Avista’s strong track record of environmental stewardship include:
- Forty years ago,
Avistawas one of the first utilities in the nation to establish an energy efficiency program, and since this program started, customer electric usage has been reduced by 15 percent.
- In the 1980’s, the company built the first utility-scale biomass wood-fired power plant, improving air quality where waste from the timber industry was otherwise burned onsite without emissions controls.
Avistahas enabled customers to switch from gasoline-fueled vehicles to natural gas-fueled and electric vehicles, building infrastructure to supply a cleaner fuel for vehicles and contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
Learn more about Avista’s clean electricity goal and commitment to environmental stewardship at www.myavista.com/greener.
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