Avista Utilities' vista is the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West. The utility, a subsidiary of integrated production, transmission, and distribution powerhouse
, provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Avista Utilities provides power and gas services to about 680,000 customers. It serves power customers with a mix of hydro, natural gas, coal, and biomass generation (with a total capacity of more than 1,840 MW), and serves gas customers through purchased wholesale gas supply. The company sells excess electricity to wholesale customers.