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Get Ready for Storm Season

Winter storms in Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula can run the gamut from driving rain to sleet, snow, ice, blowing winds or any combination of these! While PenLight’s vegetation management and undergrounding programs help protect the reliability of our electric service, it is still important to be prepared. Here are a few tips we’ve […]

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Look Out for Scams

Recently, members of PenLight were targeted by scammers threatening to disconnect electric service if the member did not purchase a prepaid gift or credit card for the amount owed. Scammers pay attention to utility trends. Recent scams have threatened to disconnect due to a billing error from a meter change or offered a reimbursement for […]

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Winter Holiday Safety

The winter holidays are a time for families and friends to gather together. But that also means a greater risk of fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 1/3 of home decoration fires are started by candles, and 42% of decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat […]

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Peninsula Light Company Hosts Annual Legislative Luncheon

Elected officials from the 26th Legislative District and beyond attended the return of the annual Peninsula Light Company luncheon last month at Ocean5. CEO Jafar Taghavi provided a company update for state Senator Emily Randall and state Representatives Jesse Young and Michelle Caldier. Gig Harbor City Tourism and Communications Director Laura Pettitt joined PenLight Board […]

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4 Ways to Boost Your Cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month In today’s digital world, cyberattacks are unfortunately nothing new. Cyber criminals can attack on a multitude of levels, from large-scale attacks targeting corporations to smaller phishing attacks aimed to gain an individual’s personal information. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so now’s a good time to outline several practical steps we […]

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Why Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Lower-Cost Operation EV operation can be 3 to 5 times cheaper than gasoline and diesel-powered cars, depending on your local gasoline and electric rates. Reduced Emissions EVs also reduce tailpipe emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage. Charging your EV on carbon-free or renewable energy minimizes these […]

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5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average person spends 90% of their life indoors. Additionally, our homes are becoming more energy efficient — they’re better insulated and sealed with less ventilation — which is great for our energy bills, but not so much for our indoor air quality. The thought of breathing in pollutants can […]