Avista Advantage and Strategic Energy LLC (SEL) made an allianceto pursue new business. SEL acquires the right to supply energycommodity services to Avista Advantage customers, and AvistaAdvantage acquires the right to provide SEL customers with its billconsolidation and energy management services.

Avista Advantage, an affiliate of Avista Corp. is abusiness-to-business e-commerce provider of utility billvalidation, payment and information services. SEL, 56% owned by KLTInc., a subsidiary of Kansas City Power & Light, manageselectricity and gas supply for commercial and industrial end-usersin deregulated markets.

“SEL will be able to use the detailed customer data developed byAvista Advantage to leverage aggregate groups of interestedcustomers while shopping for the best commodity deal possible,”said Richard M. Zomnir, president of Strategic Energy LLC. “Theability to aggregate groups of participating customers withdivergent commodity needs will create a compelling force in themarketplace.”

“Together we will be able to provide a full suite ofenergy-related services to new customers,” Crooks,” said GerryCrooks, president of Avista Advantage.

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