plc-ambassadorHelp us keep power affordable and available!

The PenLight Ambassador program is an effort to educate our members about the issues that face our electric cooperative. Our goal is to enlist your support to shape public policy that could affect electric rates, power supply and service.

Join the other 450 Ambassadors today and receive:

  • Live From Olympia newsletters
  • Briefings on current issues through print and electronic media
  • An invitation to our Facebook group
  • Public recognition for your efforts and accomplishments

Current Issues

The regular legislative session is scheduled to run from Jan. 9, 2017, to April 23, 2017. There are a number of issues we’re tracking, from potential changes to the Energy Independence Act (I-937) to the possible expansion of the solar cost recovery incentive. Our newsletters are digital-only, so please contact us with your updated email address if you would like to receive them.


Dear Member,

The electric utility industry is changing at a rapid pace. In the past, Peninsula Light Company (PenLight) could keep rates stable and power available for its members. Now, many non-profit utilities, like PenLight, are facing supply shortages and increasing electric rates for consumers.

The reasons for this – deregulation, fish-recovery costs, and the misallocation of low-cost federal hydropower – are issues you can influence. That’s why we need your help.

PenLight Ambassadors are members who are willing to voice their opinions to keep power affordable and available for our non-profit utility. As an Ambassador, you will learn more about the issues that face our electric cooperative. In turn, we may ask you to occasionally contact policymakers about specific legislation that might hurt or help our non-profit utility.

PenLight is owned by those we serve. We need your help and support to protect the best interests of our electric cooperative. Please take a minute to join the PenLight Ambassador program. We look forward to listing you as a supporter of PenLight!


CEO, Peninsula Light Company

What’s in the new energy act?
Energy Policy Act of 2005: Links to current information (pdf) The WSU Energy Library has developed this document with links to the full text of and current information about the new federal energy legislation, signed into law by President Bush on Aug. 8, 2005. This page will be updated as new information about and analyses of the Act become available.

Program Activities

Similar grassroots networks are being formed by other public power utilities throughout the region. People want to be involved in shaping public policy that affects their member-owned utilities. Your involvement helps us keep rates affordable and strengthens local communities. As a PenLight Ambassador, we hope you will:

  • Support the goals and objectives of your electric cooperative.
  • Learn more about the benefits of belonging to a non-profit, public power utility.
  • Provide feedback on Penlight programs and services.
  • Write or call your elected officials (pdf) about legislation affecting rates, supply and service.
Join Now!

Are you ready to join the fight for affordable rates?
To join the program, go to the Electric Ambassador Signup Form or email us at

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