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Which Fuel Bill Would You Rather Have?

The average American drives about 15,000 miles a year. An automobile that gets 24 mpg has an estimated annual gas bill around $2,187. Driving an electric vehicle for 15,000 miles with electricity from Peninsula Light costs around $381. This chart is based on a comparison between a 24 mpg gasoline-powered car and the average kilowatt-hour […]

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Harvest Wind 10-Year Anniversary Continued

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of PenLight’s Harvest Wind Project, last month we explained how the project started with a partnership between PenLight, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Cowlitz PUD, and Lakeview Light & Power. This month, we feature a behind-the-scenes experience of events that helped make the Harvest Wind Project a reality. When […]

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Coming Soon…

PenLight’s Meter Upgrade Project At PenLight, providing reliable service is our top priority. The purpose of PenLight’s Meter Upgrade Project is to upgrade all 33,000 electric meters throughout our service territory. Existing meters are reaching the end of their life cycle, and require replacement. Upgraded meters will provide members with a number of additional benefits […]

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Renewable Energy on the Peninsulas

Dreary, cloudy Washington? It’s really not that dreary. During the summer especially, the region enjoys considerable sunlight. Thanks to all that sunlight and the PenLight net-metering program, members can build energy credits in the summer and work them off during our darker months. Solar panels also operate more efficiently in our cooler summer weather, which […]

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I-937 Conservation and Renewable Energy Report

In May, PenLight submitted its progress report in meeting its targets for conservation and renewable energy under the Energy Independence Act (EIA). Adopted by Washington voters in 2006, the EIA enacted conservation and renewable resource requirements for electric utilities. This legislation is commonly referred to as Initiative 937. It requires Washington electric utilities serving 25,000 […]

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Water and Watts

Hydro power’s reliability and flexibility supports PenLight’s clean power system. Powered by water, dams do not produce emissions like fossil-fuel burning resources, allowing PenLight’s fuel mix to be extremely green at 98% hydro. Hydro power’s reliability and flexibility supports PenLight’s clean power system. Powered by water, dams do not produce emissions like fossil-fuel burning resources, […]

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Key Peninsula Summer Events

June 22 — Youth Mountain Biking Jamboree and Bike Rodeo 29 — Longbranch Bluegrass and BBQ Festival @ The Longbranch Improvement Club 29 & 30 — 22nd Annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour July 4 — Community Hot Dog Social August 2 — Cinema Under the Stars at Gateway Park: “Mary Poppins Returns” 9 — Cinema […]

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Slow Down and Move Over

With nicer weather and longer days comes the opportunity for more road and construction projects. Projects like these include improving roadways, installing traffic changes and maintaining or updating infrastructure. Due to the increased road activity these projects cause, it is a time for drivers to be alert and respectful to workers and crews. Linemen and […]

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Maritime Gig

The Maritime Gig Festival is an annual celebration of the community in which we live. It highlights rich history, traditions and economic vitality. The festival includes the Yo’ Ho’ Harbor Grande Parade, US Bank 5k Family Fun Run, Wheels on the Water Show, Blessing of the Fleet, music and entertainment, vendors and more! Peninsula Light […]