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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 […]

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The Commitment of an Electric Lineworker

Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 18 National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are […]

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Earth Day is Monday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by making small changes in your daily routines. These simple steps are easy to check off and can have a big impact on both your budget and the earth. Look around your home for no-cost ways to be efficient. Close the curtains in the summer and open them in […]

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Annual Meeting Announcement

At PenLight, your vote matters. Each year, as part of a member-owned cooperative, you have the opportunity to vote in the board of directors election and attend the annual meeting, where the election results for three open seats are announced. PenLight is governed by our members. Those who are elected to the board of directors […]