Planned outages required as Avista performs upgrades to Gifford substation

Avista is performing maintenance and infrastructure upgrades to the substation serving Westend (Two Rivers), Fruitland, Hunters, Cedonia, Gifford, Rice and Inchelium on September 25 and September 28. On September 25 customers in those areas will experience an outage beginning at 10:00 p.m. on September 25 and ending at 6:00 a.m. on September 26. Customers will also experience a second outage beginning at 10:00 p.m. on September 28 and ending at 1:00 a.m. on September 29.

Approximately 2,515 customers will be affected by the outages. Customers who will be impacted by the outages will be notified.

“The outages are needed for our crews to complete upgrades to our Gifford substation that will improve the reliability of our service in these communities,” said Cesar Godinez, Avista’s manager of operations in Colville. “Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”

Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187 and reference the outage number 6128 and 6129.