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Avista Utilities is a U.S. energy company. Avista generates and transmits electricity and distributes natural gas, while providing energy solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Approximately 1,550[citation needed] employees provides electricity, natural gas, and other energy services to 359,000 electric and 320,000 natural gas customers[citation needed] in three western states. The service territory covers 30,000 square miles (78,000 km2) in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million. Avista Utilities is the regulated business unit of Avista Corp., an investor-owned corporation headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Avista Corp.s primary, non-utility subsidiary was Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company with over 700[citation needed] expense management customers, representing more than 600,000[citation needed] sites. In 2014 Ecova was sold to Cofely, a subsidiary of GDF Suez. The company was founded in 1889 as Washington Water Power Company, until the board of directors approved a name change to Avista Corporation, effective January 1, 1999.