Heather Rosentrater is VP, Energy Delivery, at Avista.
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PUF: What do you do at Avista?
Heather Rosentrater: I'm the Vice President of Energy Delivery. That means that once the energy is generated, my team is responsible for everything related to delivering that energy to our customers, including the crews, the engineers, the supply chain, fleet, facilities, maintaining all the pipes and wires, and everything that it takes to ensure we provide safe, reliable energy to our customers.
PUF: You're involved with the city and Urbanova. How did that get started?
Heather Rosentrater: Avista has a long history of collaborating in our communities. At the same time, innovation has always been part of Avista's DNA. We're always looking for innovative ways to move our communities and our business forward.