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The Power to Be Evolutionary

With increasing interest from car shoppers across the United States, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular. Dozens of makes and models now on the market and it’s getting easier to choose an electric car for your next vehicle purchase. In Washington, there are over 50,000 EVs on the road and more are added every […]

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National Drive Electric Week

Saturday, September 26, through Sunday, October 4 Powered by Clean Energy During National Drive Electric Week we would like to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, less expensive, and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, better for the environment, […]

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National Clean Energy Week

September 21–25, 2020 National Clean Energy Week is an annual week-long celebration of clean energy innovation to help raise awareness of nuclear, solar, wind, wave, hydropower, geothermal, natural gas, biomass, carbon capture, storage, and waste-to-energy technologies. The celebration is made possible by a network of clean energy leaders dedicated to reducing emissions while growing the […]

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We Need Access to Your Meter

Meters are vital equipment for the PenLight system and help to supply your home with electricity. To maintain optimum functionality, there are times when we need access to it in order to test, repair, or upgrade the meter. As announced earlier this year, PenLight’s Meter Upgrade Project is underway and you can expect PenLight staff […]

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The Basics of Hydroelectric Dams

Hydropower has existed for a long time. Before hydroelectric dams, people harnessed the energy from flowing water to turn water wheels and power basic machinery. With the introduction of electricity, people applied this same concept to spinning turbines to generate energy, and the hydroelectric dam was born. How does a hydroelectric dam work? Dams create […]

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Meter Upgrade Project Updates

In March, PenLight announced plans to install upgraded equipment to replace our current meters in 2020. The project was temporarily delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but installations will begin in July. Our existing meters and infrastructure are reaching the end of their life cycle and require replacement. Upgraded meters are equipped with modern technology […]

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Final Year of State’s Solar Production Incentives for Legacy Program

In 2005, a production incentive was established in the state of Washington as part of the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Legacy program. It was for homeowners, businesses, and local governments that installed solar and wind generation. In 2009, the program was expanded to include Community Solar Projects where a group of participants contribute money to […]