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 31,000 meters with 977 miles of line and 112 square miles of service territory. The company also provides service to 3,230 water consumers.

Hundreds of members join Project Help program

We asked our members for help, and you responded.

Project_Help_ladies_w-TreeMore than 700 Peninsula Light Co. members have signed up to donate funds to Project Help since July, raising the total number of participants to about 1,000. Project Help is a program the utility established along with Key Peninsula Community Services to provide community members who qualify financially with a $200 credit on their electric bill. It operates annually from November through April, when electric bills are at their peak due to seasonal temperatures.  Peninsula Light Co. matches all donations, dollar for dollar.

There are three ways to contribute:  (1) a one-time gift, (2) a recurring monthly donation, and (3) by rounding up your monthly bill to the nearest whole dollar.  Visit our Project HELP page for more information.


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Peninsula Light Co. started a demonstration solar project in 2006 along with Bonneville Power Association, 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.


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