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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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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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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, […]