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Movers and Shakers September 1, 2012

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Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 am

Avista files Natural Gas IRP

Avista on Friday filed its 2012 Natural Gas Integrated Resource Plan with state regulators in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The plan forecasts sufficient natural gas resources well into the future, indicating that access to natural gas supply through the acquisition of additional pipeline resources will not be needed until 2029 or later.

"This is good news for our customers as it means we expect they'll continue to benefit from lower natural gas prices without the need for Avista to add additional, long term resources," said Steve Harper, Director of Natural Gas Supply for Avista.

The IRP, submitted to the public utility commissions every two years as part of Avista's regulatory commitment, forecasts natural gas demand and addresses potential new resources to ensure Avista's continued reliable natural gas service for the coming 20 years. The plan identifies and evaluates various resource options and establishes a plan of action for resource decisions.

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