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Scammers target PenLight members again

05/17/2017 TWO phone scams are currently targeting small business owners AND residential members in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas. Scam 1:  The caller impersonates PenLight, stating that the member’s account is delinquent and power will be disconnected unless a payment is made immediately using a prepaid card.  If you question or resist, he politely declares that your power […]

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2017 PenLight Board Election Results

Three members were elected to the Peninsula Light Co. board of directors as the cooperative utility held its annual meeting at company headquarters yesterday. Board incumbents Marc Jorgenson, Roger Spadoni, and Scott Junge were re-elected to serve three-year terms. Of the 31,201 ballots mailed for the 2017 annual Board election, 4,964 valid ballots were returned, […]

PenLight marching in Maritime Gig Parade
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Get Giggy at the Annual Maritime Gig Fest

04/28/2017 Gig Harbor’s annual summer kick-off celebration is the Maritime Gig Fest, held the first weekend in June each year along the waterfront of our picturesque fishing village.  First settled by immigrants who made their livelihoods on Puget Sound waterways and beyond, the event honors the rich heritage of our community.  Each year, Maritime Gig […]

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John E. Shepherd joins PenLight as Chief Business Officer

04/17/2017 Peninsula Light is proud to welcome the newest member of the organization’s senior management team, John E. Shepherd, as Chief Business Officer.  In this newly created position, John plays an integral role in achieving the organization’s core purpose of continually improving quality of life for our members and fulfilling our values integrity, innovation, respect […]

2015 Fuel Mix Pie Chart
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PenLight certified 97% fossil fuel-free

12/12/2016 In 2015, about 85% of PenLight’s wholesale power purchases came from BPA hydropower, while 9% came from the Columbia Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in south-central Washington, and 3% came from our Harvest Wind project. Only 3% came from fossil fuels (2% was coal and 1% natural gas).  Find more detailed information at

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Reliability Update

10/14/16 For nearly a decade, Peninsula Light Co. has focused on updating or replacing aging infrastructure to improve the service you receive at your home or business. Soon, that will change. PenLight has invested about $6 million per year since 2007 to solidify service reliability. That’s when CEO Jafar Taghavi was hired, and his direction […]


Technology update will bring more automation

The electric utility system today looks very similar to what Edison and Tesla envisioned, except Tesla’s Alternating Current (AC) won out over Edison’s Direct Current (DC) system. During the past 20 years, utilities started to deploy system intelligence to improve the operation and maintenance of the grid. In 1998, Peninsula Light Co. installed a Supervisory […]