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Avista Smart Meter Project: What It Is and How It Works

Location: South Hill 3324 S. Perry St. Spokane, WA 99203

Please join us to hear from Steve Trabun, Regional Business Manager, and Vern Malensky, Smart Meter Project Manager, about Avista’s smart meter project.  The smart meters, which are currently being installed, are part of an integrated system designed to make us smarter together. Powered by secure, two-way communications between your new meter and Avista, you'll be able to better monitor and manage your energy usage – and Avista will be able to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of energy delivery for all of its customers.  To learn more, visit

Steve Trabun has over 35 years of multi-functional and executive-level experience in large organizations and start-up environments.  Steve currently spends the majority of his time as a Regional Business Manager, working closely with the City of Spokane, Spokane County, and other area municipalities addressing business and public policy issues, focusing on driving economic vitality, and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships within the communities served by Avista.

Vern Malensky has been with Avista for over 7 years, with and has spent the past 4 years working on Avista’s smart meter project.  Prior to Avista, Vern worked at a Civil Engineering consulting firm for 7 years in Coeur d'Alene.  Vern has a civil engineering degree from the University of Idaho.

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