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“ Addressing Global Challenges -- Northwest Imperatives for the Future Through Excellence, Innovation and Leadership” KEYN...
Avista, an energy business innovator <ul><li>Founded in 1889 as Washington Water Power, enjoys a market capitalization jus...
<ul><ul><li>Pioneered transformation of meter reading from paper to digital format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global suppl...
 
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“Addressing Global Challenges -- Northwest Imperatives for the Future Through Excellence, Innovation and Leadership”

Opening remarks at the 2009 Pacific North West Economic Region annual conference in Boise, Idaho, July 2009

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“Addressing Global Challenges -- Northwest Imperatives for the Future Through Excellence, Innovation and Leadership”

  1. 1. “ Addressing Global Challenges -- Northwest Imperatives for the Future Through Excellence, Innovation and Leadership” KEYNOTE: “ Build Big Wings, Starting Now” Roger Woodworth
  2. 2. Avista, an energy business innovator <ul><li>Founded in 1889 as Washington Water Power, enjoys a market capitalization just under $1 billion (NYSE: AVA) </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily a combination gas and electric utility, headquartered in Spokane, Wash. </li></ul><ul><li>Employs ~1,400 people serving ~650,000 customer accounts in three Northwest states </li></ul><ul><li>Owns ~1,800 MW of electric generation of which ~55% is renewable hydropower, wood-waste biomass, and wind </li></ul><ul><li>In third decade of promoting wise energy use, conservation meets ~10% of load </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized as an innovator of businesses in its industry, employing hundreds </li></ul>Electric Service Area Natural Gas Service Area
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Pioneered transformation of meter reading from paper to digital format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global supplier of meter data analysis products for electric, gas, and water utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~9,000 employees, ~2,000 clients world-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneered scalable, modular and ”hot swappable TM ” PEM fuel cells. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers high reliability fuel cells for critical DC back-up power apps for telecom, government, and utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~2 MW product deployed, ~80 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneered utility cost-management industry for national chain accounts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers superior solution to manage and pay facility-related costs, converting bill data into actionable intelligence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~600 employees, ~$15B expense analyzed </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. “ Addressing Global Challenges -- Northwest Imperatives for the Future Through Excellence, Innovation and Leadership” KEYNOTE: “ Build Big Wings, Starting Now”

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