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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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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 […]