When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an even more extraordinary event to remember – and a memento of their restoration efforts. “I foresee in 20 years from now this wind event will be the chapter that they will reference back to,” said Eric Rosentrater, Avista’s electric operations manager. Last week, as around 700 utility workers were restoring power from the Nov. 17 windstorm in the worst outage in Avista’s history, the company distributed decals with an official windstorm logo to commemorate the workers’ efforts. Avista created and printed the decal in-house with stock art purchased online, said Avista spokeswoman Laurine Jue/Jonathan Brunt, SR. More here.
DFO: That's a swell symbol. Thoughts?