Hydropower played an important role in the early development of the region, and it remains the backbone of the Northwest’s clean energy economy.
Because of its inherent flexibility, hydropower has helped integrate newer renewable energy resources into the grid, while ensuring the reliability of the power system through all conditions.
If you are a resident or visitor to the Northwest, you may have experienced the benefits of hydropower without even realizing it. The iconic rivers of the region not only support livelihoods and a way of life for millions of people, but are our primary source of clean, reliable, and affordable energy.
The next time you turn on the light switch, make a pot of coffee or charge your electric vehicle, know that Hydropower Flows Here.
As an electric cooperative, Peninsula Light Co. is proud to serve members with clean energy thanks to hydropower. We think it is pretty neat that Gig Harbor, Fox Island, and Key Peninsula homes and businesses are not only surrounded by water, but powered by it, too.
To learn more about hydropower visit the Bonneville Power Administration website.