Welcome to Peninsula Light Company

In 1925 Peninsula Light Co. was founded as a member-owned electric cooperative located in Gig Harbor, WA and work began on the system.  Since December 1926 when the system was energized, PenLight has served the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, and Fox Island in western Pierce County. PenLight is a “full requirements utility” of the Bonneville Power Administration. The utility has grown to be the second largest cooperative in the Northwest, serving over 31,600 meters with 977 miles of line and 112 square miles of service territory. The company also provides service to 3,230 water consumers.

Harbor Community Solar project installation complete!

The Harbor Community Solar project is a 60-kilowatt array that began producing energy at the Harbor History Museum on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.  PenLight partnered with the museum and Bonneville Environmental Foundation on the project, which was installed by A&R Solar of Seattle. The system is generating power for the museum, and program participants are eligible for annual state incentive payments through July 2020.  Based on current state incentive rates, we anticipate each unit could provide about $33/year.

Find more information about the project at our Harbor Community Solar page.

Apply to become a candidate for the board

Election AnnouncementThe Peninsula Light Co. nominating committee is now accepting applications for upcoming Board positions, which will be up for election in March 2016. Application forms are available at www.penlight.org/become-a-board-member.

All applicants must be members in good standing who are permanent residents in PenLight’s service area. When they’re submitted, applications should be marked “Attention: Nominating Committee.” They must be received no later than noon on Dec. 31, 2015.

Another way to run for the PenLight board is by petition, which requires about 1,000 signatures from members in good standing (3% of our approximately 32,000 members). Petition information is available by calling Britni Wickins at 253-857-1504 or via email at Britni@penlight.org.

News Center

SolarSystemIcon Peninsula Light Co. started a demonstration solar project in 2006 along with Bonneville Power Administration, and we updated our solar inverter to the latest technology in August 2014. Twenty solar panels were installed to comprise a 4,000-watt photovoltaic system on the west side of PenLight’s headquarters. Click to see live solar production totals.