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Innovation in the Classroom: Supported by Peninsula Schools Education Foundation

We all know great public schools require collaborative support by residents, parents, business and community leaders through a diverse array of organizations. Established in 1995, the Peninsula Schools Education Foundation is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) organization that supports high-quality education for each student in the Peninsula School District. The Peninsula Schools Education Foundation raises money […]

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Renewable Energy on the Peninsulas

Dreary, cloudy Washington? It’s really not that dreary. During the summer months especially, the region enjoys considerable sunlight. Thanks to all that sunlight and the PenLight net-metering program, you can build energy credits in the summer months and work them off during our darker months. Solar panels also operate more efficiently in our cooler summer […]

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Food Backpacks 4 Kids

Founded in 2009 on the Key Peninsula, Food Backpacks 4 Kids (FB4K) is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization consisting of a corps of concerned volunteers whose mission is to meet the nutritional needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available. FB4K works to meet the needs of food-insecure students, packing […]

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PenLight Board Members Reelected

Peninsula Light Co. has nine directors on its board. Each year, three seats are up for election. This year, incumbents Paul Alvestad, Nick Markovich and Debra Ross ran for re-election. Candidates selected by the Nominating Committee to run against incumbents were Glen Bertini, Dan Merkle and Lee Smith. Any qualified candidate can apply for consideration […]

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The City of Gig Harbor Reaps the Benefits of LED Lighting

Cities have reaped substantial savings as a result of retrofitting streetlights, in both energy and maintenance. With the assistance of PenLight, the city of Gig Harbor converted all 714 city-owned and maintained light fixtures that used metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps to new higher efficiency LED (light emitting diode) lamps. The conversion allowed […]

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PenLight and Reliability

For more than a decade, our board of directors outlined a capital plan 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 (see article on previous page). The focus of that plan […]