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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 […]

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How Electric Reliability Is Measured

The reliability of a system is measured by the perceptions of those who use the system—our members—but the PenLight staff also baselines our performance by calculating indices based on industry standards (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard IEEE-1366). The standards provide equations for averaging how long each member was out of power and the […]

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Surrounded by Water

We are a water-centric community. While the Puget Sound provides an unparalleled recreational abundance of sea water, we cannot drink, cook, bathe or water our lawns with it. Quality of life in the peninsulas boils down to the continuous need for copious amounts of fresh, clean, healthy water. All of the water used on the […]

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PenLight Water Department Services and FAQs

Services Water Quality Testing Water quality is a real concern for our growing community as state and county agencies add new requirements for water testing. PenLight Water Services can provide a complete analysis of your water, identifying any possible microbial or chemical contaminants. If necessary, we can disinfect your water source and implement other water […]

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The Commitment of an Electric Lineworker

Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 18 National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are […]

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Earth Day is Monday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by making small changes in your daily routines. These simple steps are easy to check off and can have a big impact on both your budget and the earth. Look around your home for no-cost ways to be efficient. Close the curtains in the summer and open them in […]

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Annual Meeting Announcement

At PenLight, your vote matters. Each year, as part of a member-owned cooperative, you have the opportunity to vote in the board of directors election and attend the annual meeting, where the election results for three open seats are announced. PenLight is governed by our members. Those who are elected to the board of directors […]