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Why Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Electric Vehicles (EV) Cost Less to Operate Than Gas-Powered Cars EV operation can be three to five times cheaper than gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, depending on your local gasoline and electric rates. EVs Are Environmentally Friendly EVs reduce tailpipe emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage. Charging […]

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National Drive Electric Week 2019

National Drive Electric Week is Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, September 22. This nationwide celebration heightens awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlights the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. They are fun to drive, less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles. EVs are better for the environment, […]

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Why Conservation?

Energy services are evolving. More utilities rely on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy—such as solar and wind—to meet future load growth. In addition, Washington state requires electric utilities to pursue cost-effective energy-efficiency measures in their service territories. PenLight has long been at the forefront of this effort. Thousands of members have participated in our […]

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PenLight Board Members Reelected

Peninsula Light Company has nine directors on its Board. Each year, three seats are up for election. This year, incumbents Signo Uddenberg and Spence Nordfors ran for reelection. Candidates selected by the Election Committee to run aside the incumbents were Jud Morris, Mackenzie Pinch, James Smalley and Rand Wilhelmsen. Any qualified candidate can apply for […]

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PenLight and Reliability

For more than a decade, our Board of Directors has outlined a capital plan to continue to improve the reliability of our system. When our current CEO joined us he took that plan to the next level, challenging the staff to strive for the first quartile of reliability. The strategy was to replace overhead lines […]

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How Electric Reliability Is Measured

The reliability of a system is measured by the perceptions of those who use the system—our members—but the PenLight staff also baselines our performance by calculating indices based on industry standards (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard IEEE-1366). The standards provide equations for averaging how long each member was out of power and the […]

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Surrounded by Water

We are a water-centric community. While the Puget Sound provides an unparalleled recreational abundance of sea water, we cannot drink, cook, bathe or water our lawns with it. Quality of life in the peninsulas boils down to the continuous need for copious amounts of fresh, clean, healthy water. All of the water used on the […]

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PenLight Water Department Services and FAQs

Services Water Quality Testing Water quality is a real concern for our growing community as state and county agencies add new requirements for water testing. PenLight Water Services can provide a complete analysis of your water, identifying any possible microbial or chemical contaminants. If necessary, we can disinfect your water source and implement other water […]