Awards and Honors

Humbled, grateful — and always working to do more.

We don't do it for the awards, but we appreciate the recognition we receive for our environmental initiatives. We're sharing them here because we want you to know: we don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk.

Environmental awards and recognition

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Avista was recognized as one of the cleanest utilities in the country when it comes to greenhouse gases by the National Resources Defense Council report “Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States.” That's just the beginning.


Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award – Recognized by the National Hydropower Association for being strong stewards of waterways. This award is given to companies who “demonstrated their commitment to sustainability, the environment and improving the communities they serve.


Recognition for collaborative efforts of the Clark Fork Management Committee and commitment to stewardship – Idaho Department of Fish and Game


Commute Trip Reduction All Star Team –Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction


Named to the top 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon – Oregon Business Magazine
Special Recognition Award and named as one of the 50 Greenest Companies in Washington – Seattle Business Magazine
Received a Best in Class Sustainability Achievement Award, small cap utilities – Target Rock Advisors Sustainability Award
Idaho Governor’s Proclamation – Cabinet Gorge Hydroelectric Project’s contribution to state of Idaho and the Northwest Region
Tree Line USA Award – Arbor Day Foundation
19th Tree City USA Award – Moscow, Idaho


Ranked 5th in the Target Rock Sustainable Utility Index
Governor’s Commute Smart Legacy Award
– Washington Department of Transportation