[Compos Mentis][January 1, 2006] Avista Utilities, a division of Avista Corp. providing service to 330,000 electrical and 285,000 natural gas customers in three US states, has contracted with Nighthawk Systems Inc. to provide the CEO-700 whole house remote disconnect units. Using the proprietary Nighthawk board, the CEO-700 allows utilities to save the time and expense of travelling to customer locations to disconnect and reconnect electricity. Utilities can achieve a positive return on their investment in the CEO-700 by activating the unit as few as three times.