Avista dispatches crews to assist Pacific Gas and Electric with California restoration efforts

Avista dispatches crews to assist Pacific Gas and Electric with California restoration efforts
Avista Corporation

In the midst of the California wildfires, Avista has sent two, five-member line crews and other personnel to Redding, California to assist in electrical distribution infrastructure repairs caused by the Carr Fire.

Avista is a member of The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Western Region Mutual Assistance Group (WRMAG), which is one of the seven mutual assistance groups in the United States. The Avista crews are among several other regional utilities that have been deployed to assist in the mutual aid effort.

One Avista crew from Spokane and a crew from Coeur d’Alene will travel more than 770 miles to Redding.

The 10 vehicle, 12 person convoy left Avista’s Spokane office Wednesday morning. They are joined by numerous other utilities from Washington and California who are also supporting the restoration efforts.