Welcome to Peninsula Light Company

Peninsula Light Co. is a member owned electric cooperative located in Gig Harbor, WA. Since 1925, the utility has been serving 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 launches

Rooftop Install 500x334You don’t have to install rooftop solar to enjoy all its benefits. PenLight members can sign up to be included in a lottery to participate in the Harbor Community Solar project, a 60-kilowatt array that will be installed at the Harbor History Museum in mid to late October. We have partnered with the museum and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation on the project, which will be built by A&R Solar of Seattle. Once it is operational, the system will generate power for the museum, and program participants will be eligible for annual state incentive payments through July 2020.  Based on current state incentive rates, we anticipate each unit could provide about $33/year.

The project will be divided into 1,850 units, which can be purchased for $100 each. We anticipate they will sell out quickly, so we will hold a random lottery among committed participants on Nov. 13. There is no minimum purchase, but there is a maximum of 100 units per member household.

Find more information and the application form on our Harbor Community Solar page.


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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.